Collector and Philanthropist Carmen Kreeger Dies

Carmen M. Kreeger, the philanthropist who with her husband, Geico insurance company founder David Lloyd Kreeger, amassed an extensive art collection that became the basis for the Kreeger Museum, died of congestive heart failure March 10 at her home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, the Washington Post reports. She was ninety-four. The Kreegers were major supporters of many arts organizations, including the Corcoran Gallery. They began buying art in the 1950s and built a collection that included works by Picasso, van Gogh, Monet, Braque, Sisley, Chagall, Dubuffet, and Miró as well as modern works and African and Asian art.