Kohler Foundation is honored to be placing the art and home collection of John Schacht (1938-2009). A self-trained, queer artist, Schacht expressed himself through drawings, paintings, and assemblages.
From the pre-Stonewall era, Schacht struggled with his identity throughout his lifetime and remained in the closet. With an unaccepting family, he found solace in the art community of Chicago. He showed his work in underground galleries and exhibitions throughout the 1970s and 1980s., Schact eventually moved from Chicago to Iowa where he lived for the remainder of his life. He died at age 71.
Kohler Foundation has placed his works with Leslie-Lohman Art Museum, America’s first LGBTQIA+ museum located in New York City and at Illinois State Museum. Kohler Foundation continues to work to place Schacht’s artwork and welcomes non-profit organizations to contact us if interested in a gift of art.