52 for 150: What’s So Special About Robert Sudlow and Horace Eubank?

We’re well into Kansas summer with its inescapable geographic beauty, so for week 26 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re honoring the memories of renowned Kansas landscape artist, Robert Sudlow (1920-2010) and one of his most devoted patrons and generous TSCPL benefactor, Horace Eubank (1918-2005).


About 52 for 150

Every object has a story, and stories build history. To celebrate 150 years of Kansas statehood we’re featuring 52 objects (or collections of related objects)—something new each week throughout the year—from the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s 130-year-old special, and permanent collections, that represent our collective state history and cultural diversity.

Our collections are available for teachers, students, researchers and general interest, and we hope this online video program will provide insight into what’s so “special” about Special Collections. Your library’s commitment to collecting art and preserving local history makes it possible for users today and in the future to have immediate access to invaluable research material and cultural artifacts.

To make an appointment to see work by Robert Sudlow, call or stop by the Sabatini Gallery (785-580-4515). We’re located on your right just beyond the Library rotunda entrance.


Heather Kearns

I've been the Sabatini Gallery's associate curator since 2004 and social media coordinator since 2008. My passion is helping people “get“ art, and by that I mean creating an environment both in-house and online which fosters a greater understanding, confidence, and sense of enjoyment from the art experience. Art should be easy to access and available to everyone. I take helping people very seriously.

2 thoughts on “52 for 150: What’s So Special About Robert Sudlow and Horace Eubank?

  1. What a wonderful tribute to Robert Sudlow and Horace Eubanks! Robert Sudlow is my second cousin once removed. His grandfather and my great grandmother were siblings. We have gathered twice in Topeka with Sudlow family in including Robert in the past ten years and once in Lawrence when his last book was published and his gallery showing. Thank you for remembering a very special person. On one of our visits to Topeka, Horace invited us all to his home to see his collection on Robert’s paintings. What a treat! We hope to stop for a visit of your gallery sometime!

    Susan Macy, Lincoln, NE

  2. Thank you so much for watching, Susan! I feel very lucky to have met both Sudlow and Eubank. I’m thrilled you like the video.

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