Sainsbury awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Dec. 8, 2003 5:35 p.m.

Willow Sainsbury, a Princeton senior from Auckland, New Zealand, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, which will fund two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England.

Sainsbury, a painter, is an art history major and a candidate for certificates in visual arts and European cultural studies. She will pursue a master's degree in material anthropology and museum ethnography at Oxford.

Sainsbury is the second Princeton student to be awarded a 2004 Rhodes Scholarship. David Robinson, a philosophy major from Potomac, Md., was announced last month as one of 32 American winners. Sainsbury is the first Princeton student from New Zealand to win a Rhodes.

Eve Aschheim, director of Princeton's Program in Visual Arts, called Sainsbury "a deeply motivated student" and a passionate and resourceful painter whose landscape work often evokes the vistas of her native New Zealand.

More details are available in a news release.

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