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DePaul Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
Gifts from the Koffler Collection
935 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614

July 1st, 2013 - September 1st, 2013
Shepherding, Robert Louis ThompsonRobert Louis Thompson, Shepherding,
1965, Oil on pressed board
© Courtesy of the artist and the DePaul Art Museum
North Side
Wed-Thu 11-7; Fri 11-5; Sat-Sun 12-5

DePaul’s collection of works by Chicago artists was significantly enriched in 2012 by a generous gift of 95 paintings, prints, and sculptures from the estate of Blanche Koffler. Blanche and her husband Samuel Koffler were prescient art collectors, recognizing in the 1950s that while Chicago art was often different from the styles prevailing in New York, it deserved attention and support. By establishing a foundation  to purchase works from local artists, they not only helped artists make a living, they also made a persuasive argument for the appreciation of regional art.

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