Drawings by Thomas Merton

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Drawings by Thomas Merton


This Sub-Section includes art work created by Merton. The Center contains around nine hundred of his drawings. Most of his drawings and calligraphies are in black ink on paper (the quality of the paper varies from art media to scraps of notebook paper). Early items in this collection tend to be more concrete images of religious motifs, such as Christ or the Virgin Mary. His later art becomes increasingly abstract, some of which Merton refers to as "graffiti".


Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968

Use Restrictions

Many of the drawings are only available to view at the digital kiosk at the Thomas Merton Center.


Art by Thomas Merton


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