We have assembled an extraordinary collection of portraits. Penetrating, droll, tragic, charming, mysterious or arresting, all are distinguished by that insight and intimacy that are the hallmarks of great portraiture. In a way, seen through the artist's eyes, these strangers, some famous, some nameless, all become family, and, once in a while, one speaks to us. And when we hang them them on our wall, they become guardians of our home.
We particularly cherish the artist's self-portraits we have acquired: these exercises in self-interrogation have an uncanny power. But all of these painting tell stories, of themselves, and also of who we all are.