Gene Thaw, 90, Helped Reinvent The Fenimore

IN MEMORIAM

Gene Thaw, 90, Helped

Reinvent The Fenimore

Gene Thaw at the dedication of a Native American totem pole on the law of The Fenimore Art Museum in May 2010. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

COOPERSTOWN – Nationally renowned art collector Eugene Thaw, whose donation of his Native American art collection reinvented The Fenimore Art Museum in the 1990s, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at his home in Cherry Valley.

His wife and collaborator, Clare, a Cherry Valley native, passed away last June 29.

Eugene Thaw was also a foremost collector of European old master art, and a benefactor of the Morgan Library.  His personal collection of more than 400 artworks includes works by Goya, Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

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