On April 16, 1999:
Riley Galleries Rapture Llc
Jacqueline Marie Riley and Franklin Eugene Riley
80 Ottawa Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-2648
Riley Galleries had a one man art show for Edward L. Loper, Sr. The show had 22 original works by Mr. Loper, and were written up in The Grand Rapids Press on Sunday, May 2, 1999 (page B4). All but two of the paintings have been accounted for, either by sale or return to Wilmington, Delaware, Loper’s residence at 1015 Wilson Road.
The two “missing” (“stolen”) paintings are entitled Selection of Fruits and Montmorency Park, Quebec (see images below). The Rileys claimed their place was broken into and the paintings were stolen. The police claimed there did not seem to be a robbery, but the gallery insurance papers eliminated the Loper's chance to recover for the paintings because of its wording.
Please contact Janet Neville-Loper at
her email address here
if you have any information with regards to these two paintings.
Selection of Fruits
Montmorency Park, Quebec