School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461



The School of Art Museum has many fine drawings in its Collection. Of special interest is the Pre-Raphaelite and other Victorian drawings bequeathed to the University by George E J Powell of Nanteos in 1882. These include works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne Jones. Sir John Williams bequeathed many significant works to the University in 1926, mostly oil paintings, but the outstanding volume of some 198 pencil, ink and wash drawings by the Italian painter Tommaso Minardi (1787–1871) is the only known volume outside Italy.

In the 1960s and 1970s we acquired works by Ceri Richards, Will Roberts and Gwilym Prichard as part of a collection of contemporary Welsh art. In recent years, however, the University has endeavoured to acquire drawings that complement the print collection, amongst these significant holdings of drawings by Bernard Cheese, Handel Evans, Evelyn Gibbs, Edward Bouverie Hoyton, and John Roberts.