Remembering Peggy Grant 1929 – 2019

20 North Gallery salutes the memory of a dear friend who dedicated her life to the arts and made 20 North Gallery the premier independent fine art gallery of our region. She passed away on May 13, 2019.

Margaret “Peggy” Brennan (Grochowski) Grant (Toledo, Ohio)
Art Director Emerita, 20 North Gallery

Online condolences may be left in the text box at the bottom of this page.

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Peggy signs The Last Supper Paint By Number artist proof by Adam Grant deed of gift to Smithsonian Institute, October 2018

Peggy Grant had a life-long involvement in the arts: as a curator; art consultant; commercial artist; fine artist; tireless advocate for the legacy of her late husband, Holocaust survivor and painter Adam Grant—and as the art director of 20 North Gallery, a position she held for eighteen years.

Peggy Grant’s stellar international connections, her unswerving commitment to art and artists—and her exemplary mentorship and insistence on professionalism in the arts—enriched the community and the lives of all who call Northwest Ohio home. Her dedication made 20 North Gallery the premier independent fine art gallery in the region. We will be forever grateful to her.

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Friends will be received on Friday, May 24 at Gesu Church (2049 Parkside Blvd, Toledo, OH 43607) from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial mass at 10 a.m. A reception at the Gesu Sullivan Center will immediately follow the mass.

Letters and cards of condolence to her family and her “gallery family” may be sent to 18 N. St. Clair Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604. Online condolences may be left at the bottom of this page.

Click here to return to the 20 North Gallery website and to view Peggy Grant’s full obituary.

Click to read The Blade article from May 14: Artist, curator supported others’ professional lives by Roberta Gedert.

8 thoughts on “Remembering Peggy Grant 1929 – 2019

  1. Deepest sympathies on the passing of such a marvelous lady. Peggy was a brilliant individual. Her courage and accomplishments inspiring. My prayers go out to all those who she cared for and loved.


  2. It’s with sadness I write to offer my condolences to Peggy’s sons, extended family and her dear friends, Eric and Condessa. Her love of the arts, her artistic talent and her advocacy for the arts and artists will be sorely missed. Such energy she had to be a profound influence in so many organizations but she did so while always remaining a gentle and gracious lady. Thank you, Peggy, for being there when my husband,Tom, needed compassion, thoughtfulness, support and love.
    With great admiration,
    Pat McGlauchlin


  3. Condolences to Peggy’s family and friends. I feel her loss and am grateful to have known her and spent many happy hours with her. Blessings to all. Sue Ott Rowlands


  4. Peggy was an exceptional person in so many way and especially as an accomplished artist as well as an outstanding advocate for the arts. I personally will be forever indebted to her for her friendship and expert assistance in developing support for the arts at the Schedule Arboretum and Gardens. She was responsible for curating the first and subsequent sculpture exhibits at the gardens that brought notable sculptors from the region and beyond. Her enthusiasm and persistence also led me to the creation of the Trellis Garden at SA&G for exhibition of two dimensional art (prior to construction of the Brown Welcome Center). Thanks in large part to Peggy, the gardens today are home to an impressive, permanent sculpture collection as well as for exhibition of new sculptures and two dimensional works annually.
    Thank you Peggy, your influence here and far beyond will continue long into the future.


  5. Robert and I are expressing condolences to the Grant family and the 20 North Gallery family. We are saddened to hear about Peggy’s death. She will be sorely missed. Her legacy will always live on forever. Sincerely yours, Stephanie M. Hughes.


  6. Eric & Condessa,
    I’m Deeply Saddened to have heard of the Loss of your Dear Friend,
    Mrs. Peggy Grant. This is certainly a difficult time for both of you. I know how close you were to her, and what a Profound Influence she has had on your lives.
    Peggy was a Wonderful Woman and she Lived an Unforgettable Life. Her Ability to Inspire has had such a Positive Impact on the Lives of her Family, Friends, and Community. She will be Sorely Missed by So Many.
    I hope that you may find Solace in knowing that although Peggy may have passed on, Her Love, Memory and Legacy will Live On Forever.
    Please Accept my Heartfelt Sympathy and Condolences for you during your time of loss.


    With UpMost Sincerity,

    Tiffany R. Berry


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