MENTON, FRANCE.- Art collector and benefactor Wendy Reves, 90, died in Menton France. Wendy Reves and her husband donated more than 1,400 artworks to the Dallas Museum of Art. Among the works in this collection are artists such as Auguste Rodin, Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas. It is housed in a wing of the museum.
Wendy Reves was born Wyn-Nelle Russell in Marshall, Texas, in 1916. In New York she became a model and appeared in Vogue and Harpers Bazaar. Emery Reves, a journalist and publisher, helped Winston Churchill organize the publication of Churchill's war memoirs. In 1981 her husband died and after that she made several philanthropic endeavors to honor her husband, among them establishing the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. She lived in Switzerland.