Gintautas Vezys Bookplate Collection

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Collection of over 4,700 bookplates, primarily by Lithuanian artists. The collection includes artists from other primarily European countries including the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, United States, and Switzerland. Japan, Kazakhstan, and Brazil are also represented. The work of Vincas Kisarauskis, Vytautas O. Virkau, Henrietta Vepstas, Kazys Rimtas Taraibilda, Domicelė Tarabildienė, and Antanas Kmieliauskis are especially well represented. Media include letterpress, etching, engraving, and woodcut. In addition to bookplates, the collection includes exhibitions catalogs, posters, documentation, and ephemera from bookplate exhibitions, including those that contained material from the Vezys collection. Exhibits in the Chicago area are well represented. Other ephemera in the collection include articles and clippings related to bookplates and ex libris organizations as well as correspondence and greeting cards.

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