General Furniture & Decorative Arts

The Estate of Violet Werner

Harvey and Violet WernerNEW YORK, NY -- Doyle is honored to auction property from the Estate of Violet Werner of Palm Beach and Minneapolis.

Violet Werner (1926-2019) and her late husband, Harvey Werner (d. 1998) were passionate about art and philanthropy. Through their Werner Family Foundation, they supported the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Sholom Fund, Walker Art Center, and Jewish Federation.  Mrs. Werner was one of the original founders of the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach and was a board member at MorseLife. She once told a reporter, “I always gave to those causes that were and are closest to my heart – those causes that which Harvey and I cared most deeply – Jewish issues, museums, and other cultural venues. After all, who else will come forward to make a different if not us?”

Mrs. Werner was a formidable and enthusiastic sportswoman; particularly excelling at tennis and golf. She won the annual Minneapolis Oak Ridge Country Club golf championship from 1947 to 1992 – 45 continuous years! Mrs. Werner won so many golf tournaments that in the late 1950s Look magazine sent a photographer to her home and photographed her playing golf with her young son. She won numerous amateur golf tournaments at the Palm Beach Country Club, as well.

The Paintings and Prints from the Estate of Violet Werner reflect her passion for 20th century abstraction, her keen eye for strong images, bold aesthetics, and her unwavering support for artists and their craft. Jewelry from the Estate of Violet Werner will be offered in select jewelry auctions this spring.

Mid-Century Abstraction Featuring Works from the Estate of Violet Werner

Auction Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11am
Exhibition March 12-15, Noon-5pm, and by appointment

Works from the Estate of Violet Werner comprise lots 1001-1035 in the March 17, 2021 auction.

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