The Edgar Degas sculpture “La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans (Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen),” one of the artist’s most iconic works, is the featured piece in a $21 million Degas collection donated to Purdue University by Chicago businessman Avrum Gray (ME’56).

Purdue Receives $21 Million Donation of Degas Sculptures from Engineering Alum Avrum Gray

In the largest gift in the history of Purdue University’s College of Liberal Arts, the university has accepted a collection of 74 sculptures by prominent French impressionist artist Edgar Degas as a donation from Chicago businessman Avrum Gray (ME’56). The collection is valued at more than $21 million with a market value of as much as $52 million.

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