DescriptionThe Weidenaar Prints Collection is made up of the works of Reynold H. Weidenaar, an internationally known artist who spent his life and career in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Weidenaar's award-winning prints show both a techinical mastery of the intaglio arts as well as a keen understanding of human nature. The works in this collection were given to the Grand Rapids Public Museum by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1993. The Van Andel’s were great admirers and collectors of Weidenaar’s work. Their gift consisted of 743 prints on paper, 242 copper and zinc plates, and the artist’s printing press. Although Weidenaar’s prints are featured in museum collections around the world - it is entirely appropriate that this, the single largest and most significant collection of Rey’s work, is stewarded by the Public Museum in his hometown of Grand Rapids.