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Oklahoma State University
Guide to the Doel Reed Aquatints Records
painting or print back in his studio. His early base in architecture made buildings a focal
point of much of his work.
A prominent member of the art community in Taos and New Mexico after 1960, Reed’s
work has been exhibited in somewhere close to 350 juried shows, and he has won over
100 national and international awards for art. His subject matter consists mainly of
southwest geography and the female form. He expressed that he felt that landscape is
“most sympathetic to creative work” (from preface). The Gardiner Art Gallery on the
Oklahoma State University campus started its permanent collection with prints by Reed,
the department’s founder. Doel Reed passed away in 1985, but his work continues to be
shown and sold especially in the southwest where he made his home. Reed has work in
the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; the Victoria and Albert, London, England; the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia;
the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; the Fine
Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma; the
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa and more.
Scope and Content Note
Three black and white aquatints signed and authenticated by Doel Reed and dated 1932.
Subjects of the pictures include pueblos, mountains, and kitchen.
List of Series
Series I: Aquatints
Box Item No. Item
1 1 Aquatint. “Mexican Kitchen” edition 9 of 50. Doel Reed. Black and
white aquatint on paper. Signature in pencil. Stamp of
DOEL REED to left of signature. 10 7/8” x 13”
2 Aquatint. “Mexican Night” edition 9 of 50. Doel Reed, 1932. Black
and white aquatint on paper. Signature in pencil. Stamp of
DOEL REED to left of signature. 8” x 9 ¾”
3 Aquatint. “untitled” edition 4 of 50. Doel Reed, 1932. Black and
white aquatint on paper. Signature in pencil with DOEL
REED stamp to left of signature. 7 ¾” x 9 ¾”.