Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Virginia Lynch has died

Virginia Lynch, the great gallerist of Tiverton, Rhode Island, died last week at age 92. The Projo's Bill Van Siclin has a moving tribute here. He writes:
If anyone seemed capable of defying time, it was this Texas-born teacher-turned-gallery-owner who almost single-handedly created a market for serious contemporary art in Rhode Island. The word “indomitable” might have been coined for the express purpose of describing her.

During its two-decade run, the Virginia Lynch Gallery turned almost every stereotype about selling and collecting contemporary art in the Ocean State on its head.


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