This collection contains digital images of artwork in the Special Collections Department of the University Library at the University of Nevada, Reno. Primarily, the collection features work by Western artists, including Maynard Dixon, Theodore Waddell, Will James, and Lorenzo Latimer. There is also extensive work by prominent Northern Nevada artists such as Craig Sheppard, Robert Caples, Hans Meyerkassel, and James McCormick. Another interesting aspect of the collection are paintings by Mildred Lane, Hildegard Herz, and Minerva Pierce, women who studied with Lorenzo Latimer, and were founding members of Reno’s Latimer Art Club.
A substantial portion of this collection forms the James R. Herz Collection, and was donated by James R. Herz, M.D. of Reno, an avid collector of Nevada materials. The collection was also enhanced by a substantial donation of the work of Mildred Lane by her daughter, Linda Thomason. Through these generous donations to the university, generations of scholars and other individuals will be greatly benefited.
Although currently this collection only contains images from the Special Collections Department, it is hoped that in the near future images of artwork in the Art Department's permanent collection will be added to the database.