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‘We have been involved in the visual arts for more than 30 years, principally by collecting and supporting museums and artists,” Jeanne and Michael L. Klein told Life & Letters. “We view ourselves as custodians of the art that we collect (modern and contemporary) and will donate the collection to a museum in the future.” The couple’s impressive collection moves far beyond traditional painting and sculpture; highlights include a James Turrell “Skyspace” work in the middle of their home in Austin and two Roy McMakin chairs.

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Jeanne and Michael L. Klein

Location:
Austin, Texas; Santa Fe

Source of wealth:
Oil and gas exploration and production

Collecting area:
Postwar and contemporary art

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Fun fact:

If the couple could choose a different profession, they would both be educators. “We believe this is the most vital profession,” Michael L. Klein stated.