Anderson University Gallery
The Warner Sallman Collection
Warner Sallman (1892-1968) a Chicago-based commercial artist and illustrator, refocused his career on Christian narrative paintings after 1920. The Warner Sallman Collection is comprised of over 150 works including oil paintings and works on paper from the 1930s-the 1960s. The images featured in the gallery include his iconic image, The Head of Christ, which has been reproduced over 500 million times. This painting along with his other well-known works on display gave the protestant faith a tangible image of Jesus and made Sallman one of the most well-known artists of the century.
The Scheierman Gallery was built in 2012 through the generous donation of Mabel Scheierman and Kenneth Scheierman, dedicated members of the Church of God and generous supporters of Anderson University. For many years, a copy of Sallman’s Head of Christ hung in the Scheierman home, giving the family comfort and joy as they shared their lives together. It is their desire that those who come to Anderson University can enjoy Sallman’s original pieces in person.
Legacy of Warner Sallman.
The legacy of Warner Sallman’s artwork has endured for generations. Join with others to ensure this legacy continues. Your gift will help provide the resources needed for Anderson University to restore and preserve this collection for generations to come. You can give online and indicate your gift to the Warner Sallman Preservation Fund or contact the Office of Advancement for more details.