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Werner Sensbach papers--addition

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2021-0071

Content Description

This addition to MSS 15884 Werner K. Sensbach papers contains original printing blocks, sketches, prints, and exhibition information. Werner Sensbach (1923-2015) was an artist, architect, urban designer, and campus planner. He served as the Virginia Campus Architect and was a professor in the Urban Planning School from 1965 to1991. After his retirement, he became a citizen scholar at the UVA Studio Art Department where he created his works. The bulk of the collection are fifty-one original copper plates, zinc plates, linoleum, and woodblocks primarily of scenes of the University of Virginia. Also included are preliminary sketches and designs, three copies of his series of prints titled University of Virginia: Four Views, and exhibition information from shows held between 2000 to 2018. Box 1 contains his sketches, prints, and exhibition materials, box 2 contains woodblocks, box 3 contains zinc plates, and box 4contains copperplates.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Angelika S. Powell, November 1, 2020.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


  • Creation: 1993 - 2018



1.52 Cubic Feet (1 half letter document box and 3 small oversize flat boxes.)


51 total printing blocks: 12 are woodblock, 2 linoleum, 24 copperplate and 15 zinc plates. 3 folders of sketches, prints, and exhibition information