Jane Fortune of Indianapolis, Indiana, Boca Grande, Florida, Leland, Michigan and Florence, Italy peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Jane was born in Indianapolis on August 7, 1942. She was most noted for being founder and chair of Advancing Women Artists (AWA), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to research, restore and ultimately exhibit art by women that have been hidden away in Tuscany's churches and museums. Fortune's book Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence – which inspired an Emmy-winning PBS television special in 2013 – was catalyst to reclaiming these works from oblivion or decay. Under her leadership, 55 artworks by female artists spanning five centuries have been restored and returned to the museum spotlight in venues like the Uffizi Galleries, Santa Croce, the Accademia and the San Marco Museum. Fortune's decade-long efforts to restore Plautilla Nelli's oeuvre laid the groundwork for the Renaissance artist's first-ever solo show at the Uffizi in 2017. By nature of her work, she became known in Florence as 'Indiana Jane' and in 2015, Florence Mayor Dario Nardella honored the Indianapolis-born philanthropist and author with the Fiorino d'Oro Award, the city's highest honor: "We consider Dr. Fortune, one of our citizens, one of us, a Florentine in every way, and I’d even go so far as to say, a great Florentine."