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Degas to Matisse by John L. O'Brian

By John L. O'Brian

Maurice Wertheim, a graduate of Harvard university (Class of 1906), approached the amassing of paintings with disciplined enthusiasm. even if he didn't buy an incredible portray till 1956, whilst he had already grew to become fifty, inside of or 3 years he had made himself a tremendous contender within the box. within the subsequent decade and a part he succeeded in assembling the most impressive and concentrated collections of contemporary ecu paintings during this state. At his dying in 1950, Maurice Wertheim bequeathed his assortment to Harvard for «the profit and use of the Fogg artwork Museum.» for the reason that 1974 the gathering has been completely put in within the museum, the place it has given excitement and guideline to varied scholars and students in addition to to many viewers. In popularity of the significance of the extreme work and sculptures within the assortment, the galleries the place they're put in have been thoroughly redesigned in 1986 to supply a extra spacious and congenial atmosphere during which to be noticeable.

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