36 ACQUISITIONS Barry Moser walked into my bookstore in 1974 and thus began a friendship and col- laborative business relationship that has lasted more than 40 years. I began as his art dealer then morphed into his business and publishing partner. We formed the Hamp- shire Typothetae with our friend Harold P. McGrath. Barry did the creative part and I managed the business end of our ventures. We created limited edition prints and ne private press books. We bought real estate in order to have a place for those printing operations and I watched Barrys skills and creative imagination expand. Eventually after I closed my bookstore and art gallery our relationship matured into that of artist and illustration agent. Through Dwyer OGrady Inc. my wife Elizabeth OGrady and I found projects for Barry to illustrate in the childrens picture book publishing world. That role continued until our retire- ment a few years ago. Since wed made an earlier donation of our Pennyroyal Press and Hampshire Typothetae collection to the Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith College Elizabeth and I felt that the Smith College Museum of Art was the logical place for our collection of Barrys artwork. Barry Elizabeth and I have been deeply in- volved with the college for many years so it seemed like the perfect t. Jeff Dwyer The Elizabeth OGrady and Jeff P. Dwyer Collection Works by Barry Moser The 91 prints and drawings in Elizabeth OGrady and Jeff Dwyers 2014 gift to SCMA include original illustrations and rare proofs from all facets of Mosers career. From an impression of his rst wood en- graving Une Ecraseuse Bug Crush- er 1967 to an illustration of King Lear made for a 2003 publication Tales of Shakespeare these works capture the artists fascination with and mastery of two notoriously dif- cult media wood engraving and watercolor. Moser has served as the Irwin Pauline Alpers Glass Professor of Art and Printer to the College since 2002. In that capacity he teaches courses on all aspects of bookmaking from typography to printing.