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Irving Luntz


Irving Luntz

Passed away peacefully in his home on November 28, 2017, surrounded by family members and caregivers. He was 88 years old.

Irving lived a full and extraordinary life. A preeminent art dealer for 51 years, he started Irving Galleries in 1959 in Milwaukee. In 1970, he moved to Palm Beach, Florida with his wife Margaret and opened Irving Galleries on Worth Avenue. They developed an international reputation curating the works of Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, Roy Lichtenstein, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Larry Rivers, and many other renowned artists.

Irving’s hobbies included sailing, travel, golf, music, and horseback riding. He built a summer retreat
in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina where he loved being surrounded by nature.

He is survived by his four children Nancy Correll, Holden (Jodi), Alexandria Rossoff, and David (Reagan); his grandchildren Alex and Jaye Luntz; nephews Preston and Lawrence Atinksky and Charlie Penner; nieces Tamie Platt, Anne Hofer, and Jane Penner; and his loving dog Lester.

Irving played a vital part in the cultural life of Milwaukee and Palm Beach. He will be dearly missed.

Graveside funeral service, Wednesday, April 11th at 2:00 PM at Second Home Cemetery, 3705 South 43rd Street, Milwaukee.

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111

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  1. Suzy Buchbinder Ettinger 04/06/2018 10:39 am

    My deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of Irving Lutz.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Sincerely, Suzy Ettinger

  2. William Hindin 04/07/2018 5:47 pm

    Holden and all: I am so very sorry to hear of Irving’s passing. He was a complicated and amazing guy. A real self-made man. I have many great memories of us all together both growing up in Milwaukee, at NU, and later in Palm Beach. You are all in my thoughts. Love to you all. Bill


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