Georges Braque. Little Harbor in Normandy, spring 1909. The Art Institute of Chicago, Samuel A. Marx Purchase Fund. © 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Francie’s generosity took myriad forms, but it seemed to me her favorite gifts were warmly delivered bits of advice, typically offered over the course of a lunch together, about where to go and what to do there. And when you were fortunate enough to follow her advice, there was always a sense that she had steered you toward something special you wouldn’t have discovered otherwise.

—Caitlin Haskell, Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art

  • Published OnJan 12, 2021
  • PublicationArt Institute Chicago
  • AuthorCaitlin Haskell
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