Mrs Emery Reves (Wendy)
Original Artist: Graham Sutherland
Conceived by: Marzia Truant (www.musirama.it)
Studio: Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli
Materials: Venetian Smalti, Ecological Smalti
Technique: Direct - Modern
Height (cm): 46.5
Width (cm): 37
Depth (cm): 3
Weight (kg): 5
Wendy Russell Reves (May 2, 1916 - March 13, 2007) was an American philanthropist, socialite, and former fashion model.
Following her husband's 1981 death, Reves chose to devote her energies to charitable endeavors. Among her philanthropies was the establishment of the Wendy and Emery Reves wing of the Dallas Museum of Art in 1985. She also $2 million to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center establishing an international breast cancer symposium as well as a diagnostic and treatment center.
Graham Sutherland’s poignant portrait has been recreated in mosaic my Maestra Marzia Truant (www.musirama.it) Her fine placement of Venetian smalti glass and ecological smalti has created depth, texture and realism.
This is a moving and eloquent piece that truly captures the thoughtful sentiments of Mrs Wendy Reves.