Wednesday, June 19
Join Jane Coats Eckert, of Eckert Fine Art, for an intimate discussion about her friendship with famed American painter and graphic artist, Robert Rauschenberg.
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members
Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 ext.2129 or email us.
Jane Coats Eckert’s roots are in 19th and early 20th Century American Artists on whom she wrote and lectured. In 1996 she opened Eckert Fine Art in Naples, Florida where she formed a business relationship and friendship with Robert Rauschenberg. She curated shows on Rauschenberg at three museums and specialized in art by Roy Lichtenstein, Christo, Robert Indiana, and James Rosenquist. In recent years since relocating to the quaint village of Kent, Ct. Jane has placed important artworks with museums and collectors by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Girogio de Chirico, Henry Moore, Niki de Saint Phalle, and John Chamberlain.
Ms. Eckert is currently Chair of the President’s Circle at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She has served as the Chair of the Director’s Advisory Council at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA and as the Secretary of the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA). Litchfield Magazine recently named her as one of the “25 Most Influential People” for 2017 in Litchfield County, Connecticut. She is a partner in Coats Wright Art and Design in Carmel, Indiana and is the exclusive representative of the American Realist painter, Eric Forstmann.