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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Art and Artists: Courtroom Art and Artists

Resources on Art History and Art Museums in NYC, based on the course offerings in the Art and Music Department at John Jay College, by Ellen Belcher

Courtroom Art in Libraries and Archives

Special Collections, Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College holds courtroom drawings by Richard Tomlinson, Aggie Whelan Kenny and Elizabeth Williams. These are featured in the exhibit ROGUES GALLERY: Forty Year Retrospective of Courtroom Art from Son of Sam to El Chapo On view November 30, 2017 to February 2, 2018

Prints and Photographs Division of The Library of Congress, Washington D.C. holds the courtroom drawings of Aggie Kenny, Howard Brodie, Bill Robles, Elizabeth Williams, David Rose and Marilyn Church. Selections from these were featured in the Exhibit "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations" in 2017

The Special Collections of the University of Virginia Law Library holds The Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove

The Beinecke Library at Yale University holds drawings of a Black Panthers Trial by Robert Templeton

Blogs and Websites on Courtroom Art

The Illustrated Courtroom is a blog maintained by Elizabeth Williams, a NYC Courtroom Artist see also Elizabeth Williams Studio blog.

Aggie Kenny Court Artist - is a blog maintained by a NYC Courtroom Artist.

Selected Articles and Books on Courtroom Art

Belcher, E. (2017) The process of courtroom artists. Classified Information: Lloyd Sealy Library's Newsletter.

Church, M.. (2006). The art of justice: An eyewitness view of thirty infamous trials Philadelphia, Pa.: Quirk.

Reserve (3 day loan) NC953.8 .C47 A4 2006 

Dengrove, I. L. (1990). My days in court: unique views of the famous and infamous by a court artist. New York: Morrow.

Stacks  NC 953.8 .D46 A2 1990 

Hobman, P. (2015). Trial & image: Courtroom artists capture the colors and gestures of justice. ArtNews 115(2), 110-117

Herz, Ruth (2012) The art of justice: the judge's perspective.

Stacks - NC953.5 .F8 H47 2012

Library of Congress, Washington D.C. (2017). Drawing justice: The art of courtroom drawing.  Online exhibit.

Frost, Natasha. (August 2017). The dying art of courtroom illustration. Atlas Obscura Blog.

Williams, E.. (2014). The illustrated courtroom: 50 years of court art.

Reserve (3 day loan) NC953.5 .U6 W54 2014