Ellen Donovan Gallery



December 31st, 1950

L.V. (Lewis Victor) Heilbrunn, General Physiologist U of Penn 30 years. Modern cellular biology (died in auto accident) His interest in the arts, particularly in writing and painting, was an everyday interest, not merely evident on a rare visit to a museum. He established in 1950, the Ellen Donovan Gallery to promote the appreciation and sale of the work of living Philadelphia artists. His wife, Ellen Donovan Heilbrunn, is a painter and teacher of art. In his life with her and with his daughter Constance he included his students, and drew them into an appreciation of and sometimes a participation in the arts, which is rare in a world turned more and more toward science and its techniques.
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