Richard Gray, Noted Gallerist, Remembered

Richard Gray
Richard Gray
(Richard Gray Gallery)

Richard Gray, a celebrated art dealer, civic leader, and philanthropist, died Wednesday morning at his home in Chicago, surrounded by family. He was 89 years old.

In 1963, Gray founded the Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago and he later opened another gallery in New York City. With his wife Mary, Gray helped preserve cultural assets such as Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and murals at Chicago Public Schools.

Gray was formerly president of the Art Dealers Association of America and the Chicago Art Dealers Association, and he was a trustee at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art, among other institutions. 

In 2008, the Art Institute of Chicago opened the Richard and Mary L. Gray Wing for prints and drawings with selections from his personal collection. In 2013, the University of Chicago opened the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.

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