Took more than two years to make it happen, chiefly due to difficulties posed by the pandemic. So congratulations to the late artist’s widow, Norma Mustill, for donating the artworks to the university and to the library curators for seeing the project through. When conditions are back to normal, perhaps they will be able to exhibit them.
Biographical note: Norman Ogue Mustill (1931-2013) was an American artist, who primarily used collage as his medium. He was born in Montreal, Canada and was educated at the Montreal Museum of Art and Ecole Des Beaux Artes. During the 1950s, Mustill lived in New York (New York), Los Angeles (California), and Mexico City (Mexico). He moved to San Francisco (California) in 1960, which led to collaboration with filmmakers, painters, and poets of the beat generation. Mustill was not interested in being a public figure and avoided the art world. He adopted the middle name “Ogue,” which he took from the fashion magazine Vogue to protest the fashionable.“