Image: Portrait of Martha Stecher Reed
(Milan, Italy, 1910 - 1988, Florence, Italy)

Portrait of Martha Stecher Reed , 1953

Oil on panel
24 in. x 20 in. (60.96 cm x 50.8 cm)
Gift of Charles S. Reed II
Martha Stecher (born around 1898) married Cleveland native Charles S. Reed II, a career diplomat, and traveled with him to posts in Europe, Africa and Asia. The couple amassed an eclectic collection of art and artifacts that they donated to the Akron Art Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Mrs. Reed died in 1964. In 1973, her husband left the Akron Art Museum a generous bequest in her memory.

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