Collections II: Selections from the Collection of Lyndel King

Collections II: Selections from the Lyndel King Collection is presented by the Minneapolis office of Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank and organized by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. The exhibition features a diverse and vibrant array of work from the personal collection of Lyndel King, Director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum.

King’s personal collection reveals an eclectic aesthetic, ranging from the quiet classicism of a Cy DeCosse photograph, to the bold graphics of Navaho textiles, to the contemporary playfulness of a William Wegman print. King collects what she is moved by and provokes her curiosity, often acquiring work on her far-flung travels. Living with art is of paramount importance - it surrounds her and her husband Blaine in their home.

Including regionally, nationally and internationally known artists, the King collection reflects Lyndel’s personality and character - a dynamic, powerful and driven figure in the Minneapolis arts community.

Navajo Blanket

Navajo Blanket, 1880s-1890s,
Germantown yarn, 70.5 x 43”,
Courtesy of the Lyndel King Collection



Vesna Kittelson
Lyndel Queen, 1994
acrylic and pencil on paper
38.5 x 46”
Courtesy of the artist and the Lyndel King Collection


Cy DeCosse
Lotus, 2005
34.25 x 33”
Courtesy of the artist and the Lyndel King Collection


Lyndel Queen

Collections II: Selections from the Collection of Lyndel King

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    Vesna Kittelson, Lyndel Queen, 1994, acrylic and pencil on paper, 38.5 x 46”, Courtesy of the artist and the Lyndel King Collection

    Vesna Krezich Kittelson is a Croatian American painter. Her primary themes in painting can be grouped into four or five categories: early work consisting of large cutout paper abstractions, followed by a body of figurative work entitled War Paintings, figurative and abstraction combined in Lost And Found In America (contemplation on the strangeness of being an immigrant), and most recently a development of a body of self portraits and portraits.

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    Cy DeCosse, Lotus, 2005, photograph, 34.25 x 33”, Courtesy of the artist and the Lyndel King Collection

    Cy DeCosse brings his background of artist and art director to the art of photography. His love of photography began in Florence, Italy as a Fulbright student. His learning continued as he collaborated with many of America’s best photographers in his career as an agency art director. Cy believes in close, intimate images that show ordinary things in a surprising new light. He paints backgrounds that “float” the subject in a world of its own. Alternative processes give his images a look that is different and appropriate to the moment.










  Participating Artists     
Karl Bethke
Cy DeCosse
Lynn Geesaman
Vesna Kittelson
Navaho textiles
Laura Migliorino
JoAnn Verburg
William Wegman



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