Donald John Lundstrom
Returning the Books, Shelves of Light

The Little Art Gallery is home to a permanent collection of original art by area artists and artists whose work has had an impact on our artistic community.  In 1944, the Little Art Gallery acquired the first piece of its permanent collection, donated by the Women’s Club of North Canton.  Since then, the collection has grown to include more than 200 pieces.  The oldest piece in our on-site collection is “Flowers on Bible”, by artist Ferdinand A. Brader. This piece was created in 1892 and was acquisitioned by the Little Art Gallery in 2015, in conjunction with the exhibit “The Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader.” www.braderexhibit.com

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Donald John Lundstrom
December 17, 1933 – December 6, 2019

Artist – Teacher – Friend

Returning the Books, the figurative sculpture on the Library lawn, was commissioned by the Library Board of Trustees in 1997.

Shelves of Light, the stained glass sculpture inside the library entrance was commissioned by the Library board of Trustees in 2011.

Mr. Lundstrom, a former North Canton Library Board of Trustee, who worked with cast concrete, copper and concrete stain, resin and glass, is known for his contemporary grandfather clocks as well as his sculpture.