Judith Kindler Art
commented on Mary Shirley, Leading Art Collector, Has Died
I am so sad to hear that Mary has passed away. I really loved working with her and Jon on a portrait commission of them some years ago. All the art events they attended and organizations they supported have brought so much to our community. I believe it was Mary that initiated the art collection that is so extraordinary. Her office was filled with large bound published books of the famed artists they collected. She was so funny. I'll never forget a remark she made at a small event, glass of scotch in hand, she quipped "These hors d'oeurves taste like they were made two weeks ago". We laughed. They were bad. Mary had no problem expressing her feelings and I really enjoyed that about her. To Jon and the family, I am so sorry for your loss. She was an Art Icon to us all.