The Getty Announces Gift by Dr. Richard A. Simms in Memory of James N. Wood


LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty announced a gift of seven drawings to the J. Paul Getty Museum, including a pastel by the important Czech artist František Kupka (1871-1957), and eleven prints by the preeminent painter and printmaker James Ensor (Belgian, 1860-1949) to the Getty Research Institute. The works comprise a gift from Dr. Richard Simms of Los Angeles, who has been a generous supporter of the Getty and its programs for nearly a decade, and have been donated by him in memory of James N. Wood, the late President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Deborah Marrow, Interim President and CEO said, “The Getty is extremely grateful to Dr. Simms for his active role on the GRI’s Collections Council, as well as his generosity as a lender and a donor. In 2003, he gave an etched version of Ensor’s masterpiece, Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1888 to the Getty Research Institute and his 2010 gift in honor of Jim Wood enhances both