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Chicago Sun-Times: Art Institute ‘Pure Drawing’ exhibition showcases works by Degas, Cézanne, van Gogh, Picasso, Pollock, Bouche….

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A small group of collectors and benefactors has made a huge impact on the Art of Institute of Chicago’s prints and drawings collection, including Mary Day Blake, Dorothy Braude Edinburg and Helen Regenstein.

Now, with an exhibition that runs Jan. 25-May 10, the museum celebrates two names that have been added to that rarefied list — Richard Gray, who founded his still-operating namesake gallery in 1963 and died in May 2018, and his wife Mary L. Gray.

The couple gave 56 drawings to the museum and made promised gifts of 36 more, including major examples of the works of some of the most prominent artists of the past seven centuries — Peter Paul Rubens, François Boucher, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock.

To read more on The Chicago Sun Times:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/22/21073349/art-institute-chicago-richard-gray-mary-gray-degas-picasso-cezanne-vangogh-kandinsky-boucher-rubens

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