Atrium Gallery Celebrates the New Year with an Acquisition by the Kemper

  Carolyn Miles, Owner and Director, with husband Joe at the Kemper for the delivery of the Willem de Looper painting

Carolyn Miles, Owner and Director, with husband Joe at the Kemper for the delivery of the Willem de Looper painting

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, has acquired a major painting by the nationally prominent artist, Willem de Looper. Known for his association with the Washington Color School, de Looper, a Dutch born painter living most of his life in the U.S. and who passed away in January 2009, had a long and very distinguished career. He exhibited actively in New York, Washington D.C., St. Louis, Europe, and his work is included in numerous museum collections such as the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Hirshhorn Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection.

A significant painting (Untitled; 1999), 60" x 60" was selected by the Kemper Museum for their permanent collection, and is scheduled to be exhibited in the Fall. Atrium Gallery has represented de Looper for over twenty years and has placed a number of his works in private and corporate collections. This is a great way to start off the New Year and we are very proud that the museum has accepted this piece.