The online auction of fine art from The Collection of Martha Hyder reveals the many treasures which adorned the walls of Martha’s legendary Fort Worth home. Coupled with the abundant tapestry of decorative arts offered concurrently by Viyet, these works embody the sophisticated eclecticism and unfettered passion behind the achievement that is this unique collection. Martha’s abiding passion for art inclined toward an appreciation of the human form seen in nudes by a variety of artists including Jules Pascin, Francis Picabia and André Derain. A flair for the theatrical runs throughout the collection from works on paper by Cecil Beaton, illustrations for ballet sets and costumes designs by Boris Anisfield, and sketches of the modern dancer Isadora Duncan in motion by Abraham Walkowitz. The ultimate celebration of the joys of multifaceted collecting, other sale highlights include a gilt panel by Jean Béraud and a charming watercolor of a young girl by the German expressionist Oskar Kokoschka. Hyder’s taste was unmistakable and her homes in Fort Worth and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico are pioneering paradigms of the sumptuous, now iconic Texas style that has paved the way for a generation of collectors and decorators alike.