Related Story: VIEW Arthur Jerome Eddy, Collector of the Modern
From the Closer Look in the Art Institute of Chicago app, available for iOS devices through the iTunes Store.

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To a generation of Chicagoans, Arthur Jerome Eddy (1859-1920) was known as "the man that Whistler painted." But he also championed modern art through lectures, publications, and a collection that spanned the breadth of early-20th-century avant-garde painting. Today the Art Institute owns 23 works from his important collection, including Kandinsky’s Improvisation No. 30 (Cannons). Following are works at the Art Institute that trace their roots to Eddy and his unparalleled eye.




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James McNeill Whistler. Arrangement in Flesh Color and Brown: Portrait of Arthur Jerome Eddy, 1894. Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection.




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Édouard Manet. Beggar with Oysters (Philosopher), 1867/67. Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection.




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Constantin Brâncusi. Sleeping Muse, 1910. Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection.




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Vasily Kandinsky. Painting with Green Center, 1913. Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection.




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Gabriele Münter. Still Life with Queen, 1912. Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection.




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Franz Marc. The Bewitched Mill, 1913. Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection.