Dr. Ferdinand Eckhardt (1902–1995) celebrates his 20th anniversary as WAG Director. To hear Dr. Stephen Borys, current Executive Director of the Gallery, describe Eckhardt’s contributions, click the link below.

Board President W. John A. Bulman comments that Eckhardt’s “decisiveness, directness, honesty, and diplomacy gave the Gallery a special quality.” The crowning point of Eckhardt’s career is the opening of the new Gallery in 1971, a proper home for a growing, internationally significant, collection and a staff of 45.