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Gift-in-Kind: Lewis Frederick Morley Photographs

Photographys by Lewis Frederick Morley
From left to right: Morgan Mazzocco (English '17),
Rosie Gutierrez (Art and Design '17),
and Habib Placencia (Art and Design '17)

In fall 2016, the Art and Design Department received a very generous donation of approximately 178 photographs by noted photographer Lewis Frederick Morley (June 16, 1925 – September 3, 2013). Morley was born in Hong Kong to English and Chinese parents and lived in the United Kingdom, France and Australia. Perhaps best known for his photograph of model Christine Keeler, Morley’s work covers actors, artists, fashion, theatre and reportage, all of which are well represented by this gift. The photographs, primarily black-and-white prints taken in London in the 1960s and 1970s, were donated by Quynh and Steven Spile, proud parents of a Cal Poly student. The photographs are housed with the University Art Collection and will be cataloged and added to the online catalog. This wonderful gift offers a vast array of opportunities for our program: from exhibitions in the University Art Gallery to hands-on and in-depth study by our students for their courses.  Faculty and students are both highly appreciative and excited about this donation and the opportunities it provides.

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