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Oak Park's John Toomey Gallery Auctioning Former Gov. Jim Thompson's Collection

Highlights from the 19-item "Thompson Collection" offered at the auction include paintings by Chicago artists Ellen Lanyon, Albert Henry Krehbiel, Julio de Diego and Medard Klein.

Credit: Patch file photo
Credit: Patch file photo
The following is a news release from the John Toomey Gallery: 

The John Toomey Gallery is pleased to announce that its December 7th auction will feature items from the collection of former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson.  

The impressive assortment of artwork and – spanning the 20th century and focused primarily on Chicago artists and themes – comes from Governor Thompson's personal office collection at Winston & Strawn and is being made available following the Governor’s decision to focus his office collection exclusively on works related to Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

Highlights from the 19-item "Thompson Collection" offered at this auction include paintings by Chicago artists Ellen Lanyon, Albert Henry Krehbiel, Julio de Diego and Medard Klein.

The “Thompson Collection” will be presented as part of the wider December 7th John Toomey Gallery 20th Century Art & Design auction, which boasts a selection of more than 1,000 prominent fine and decorative artworks including furniture, paintings, pottery, sculpture and lighting. Other highlights of the auction include exceptional works by Edgar Degas, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Dale Chihuly, Harry Bertoia, Louis Ritman and Bert Stern photographs from the last sitting of Marilyn Monroe.

The preview exhibition for this auction will be held at the John Toomey Gallery, 818 North Boulevard, Oak Park, Ill., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 30 and December 2-6.

For more information on all of the works to be included in the auction, please visit:http://johntoomeygallery.com/.

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