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Roger Weston

Roger Weston lives in Chicago and is a former banker.

He sold all his banks before the collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers and invested the proceeds in his Japanese art collection.

His very extensive collection includes inro, nikuhitsu ukiyo-e and other Japanese art.

Roger and I met when he spent five years in London learning about maki-e. I taught him the history and technique of Japanese lacquer art. We have been close friends ever since.

The Japanese Art Department of the Art Institute of Chicago, which was much too small at the time, was expanded thanks to Roger's generous donation and is now called WestonWing.

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