Robin Rule, the Denver gallery owner who set the style and pace of the city’s visual arts scene for 25 years, died Dec. 29 after a long battle with cancer. She was 55.
Rule, known for having an eye for art that sells and the charm to sell it, represented a long list of significant artists over the years, important names like Dale Chisman, John Fudge and Clark Richert. Her personal tastes ran into abstract expressionism, though she served as the dealer for noted photographers, like Mark Sink, and ceramicists, like Kim Dickey. She had long associations with painter Margaret Neumann and installation artist Sandy Skoglund.