In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), discusses Gene Thaw’s contribution of 1,000 Native American art pieces The Fenimore Art Museum.
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.