Catherine Halff Edson, Japanese art collector

San Antonio arts patron Catherine Halff Edson died Friday at 71. Daughter of radio station owner Hugh A.L. Halff, Edson “methodically built one of the finest private collections of Japanese art in America,” said John Johnston, curator of Asian art at the San Antonio Museum of Art. A part of the Catherine and Thomas Edson Collection can be seen at SAMA. Another portion, “Edo Chic/Meiji Technique: The Art of Shibata Zeshin featuring the Edson Collection,” is on exhibit at the Suiboku Museum in Toyama, Japan until Aug. 22.

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