Breaking barriers and exploring new realms in art can score artists long-lasting fame, but only if they are lucky enough to find patrons with the foresight to recognize their potential and herald the their work to the world.
Great buyers may not receive the same acclaim poured onto the artists they support, but their role is no less critical in the evolution and recognition of contemporary art. Oklahoma City Museum of Art recognizes two sibling patrons through the works they collected during one of the most influential periods in art history.
Gwendoline and Margaret Davies were the daughters of an affluent Wales industrialist. The sisters amassed an impressive collection of Impressionistic and post-Impressionistic paintings from some of that period's most notable masters, including Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, Paul C