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
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