Abraham ’59 Presents Art Collecting – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Abraham ’59 Presents Art Collecting

Emeritus of Medicine Dr. George N. Abraham ’59 will conduct a presentation on “Art Collection 000 or How Not to Collect Art” on Wednesday, April 6.  A native of Geneva, Abraham has earned numerous awards in the field of medicine in addition to being a dedicated philanthropist and an experienced art collector.

His discussion will center on art collecting as a lifelong commitment to art. He will illustrate his lecture with a few pieces of his collection, which includes works from Degas, Whistler and Picasso, among others. The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. There will be a small reception following, where students will have a chance to talk with Abraham one-on-one. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Abraham is currently a medical center professor emeritus of medicine, microbiology, immunology and pediatrics, and oncology at the University of Rochester. He has worked across the U.S on various national cancer research initiatives. The author of three books and more than 100 scientific articles and journals, he holds three patents. 

Committed to the community, Abraham serves on the Board of the Geneva Arts Development Council and has donated several of artist James Rosenquist’s paintings to Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

A graduate of Hobart College, he earned a bachelor of science in math and chemistry. Abraham has been the recipient of the National Arthritis Foundation Research Award, the Allergic Diseases Academic Award, and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Medical Scientist Training Program Grant. One of the greatest credits to Abraham’s career in research was the discovery of a cell receptor that now serves as a therapeutic target in cancer treatment and gene therapy methods.

For more information about Abraham or his upcoming lecture please contact Kathryn Vaughn, visual arts curator for the Department of Art and Architecture at HWS, at kvaughn@hws.edu.