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22 Mar 2018

In Remembrance of Caelan Mys

We are deeply saddened to report that art historian Caelan Mys died suddenly on Wednesday, March 14, of natural causes. For twenty years, Caelan was the curator of the Estate of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, consistently studying this seminal oeuvre and introducing it to many museums, collectors, and scholars. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1967, Caelan received her MA in Art History in 1998 from Indiana University in the area of Medievalism with a specialty in thirteenth-century manuscripts. After working at Sotheby’s in the Fine Art and 20th Century Decorative Art Department, she became a director at Russell Bowman Art Advisory in Chicago, where she worked for more than ten years. Lewis Greenblatt, owner of the Estate of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, and his wife Jean, will both miss her enormously, and together with them, we will remember Caelan for her guiding force, remarkable gentleness, keen artistic observations, and unforgettable kindness. She is survived by her parents, Ann and Carl, her sister Courtney, and her beloved dog Isaac. Our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues.