The Okarma Weaver Collection of 17th-20th Century Prints & Works on Paper
The Okarma Gallery opened in Atlanta, Georgia in 1952, specializing in English, European & American prints, maps, illustrations & drawings from the historical to the contemporary. In 1970, Eugene Okarma took his family on a "classic" grand tour of Europe and England, discovering Brobury House in Herefordshire & moving there two years later. Daughter Leonora became one of the first girls to graduate from the 900-year-old Hereford Cathedral School in 1979, before starting a five-year apprenticeship in the family business: framing, art selling & art restoration. In 1991, Leonora became a full partner with her father and she and her husband, David Weaver, moved into the family's country house, taking on the management of the art gallery & all the estate's businesses. For ten years she managed the Brobury House estate & by the year 2000, after the death of her husband & then her father, it was decided to sell the property, close the gallery & return to Decatur, Georgia. Leonora ran a highly respected art restoration studio until her untimely death in 2014. We had the privilege of knowing her personally & professionally, and we're honored to offer works from this fabulous collection of 17th–20th century drypoints, lithographs, etchings, steel engravings & chiaroscuro. Below you'll find a small selection. We're still in the process of scanning and uploading images to our website. Please call if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment to see more.