The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Archive of Visual Arts

McCall Photo For Timeline_FullAs an artist and illustrator for NASA, national magazines, and for films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Robert McCall materials document his artwork and his career.  The collection includes his correspondence, appointment books, financial documentation, and biographical information.  The collection is supported by over 200 paintings and drawings created by McCall.

Digitized Selections from the Collection:


Robert McCall’s artwork can be searched using the Museum’s online database.

Sara WallachThe Sara Wallach Collection documents the creative process of a lifelong artist.  Known for her sculptural etchings called “Saragraphs,” the archive documents the process used to create her art as well the final prints.  The collection is composed of scrapbooks, biographical information, and artwork.

Digitized Selections from the Collection:


img027Artist Frances O’Brien was born in Rochester, New York. She attended Vassar College, the Corcoran Art School, and the Art Students League.  O’Brien was best known for her work creating portraits for magazine covers, including The Saturday Review. Her work includes the likeness of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Winston S. Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, and many others. O’Brien’s focus shifted to paintings related to cosmology and metaphysics later in her career.

Digitized Selections from the Collection:

Portraits (A-G) 
Portraits (H-O)
Portraits (P-Z)