The San Jose Museum of Art is the recipient of a major gift of forty-four works of art from the collection of Barbara and Dixon Farley, reports Artfixdaily. The couple earlier gave twenty-nine works to the museum following Dixon Farley’s death in 2012. Works by Jay DeFeo, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, and Philip Guston are among this latest donation.
“The Farleys built their collection with deep passion, independence, and a keen eye for abstraction. Their art filled their home and their life—as did their commitment to supporting the work of living artists,” said Susan Krane, executive director of the museum.