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Louisine Havemeyer

(1855–1929). Art collector and patron. Also a suffragist. With her husband, Henry O. Havemeyer (1847–1907), also a collector and patron as well as a businessman, she amassed a ...

Havemeyer, Louisine

Havemeyer, Louisine (28 July 1855)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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..., xciv (1995), p. 264 Bibliography H. O. Havemeyer Collection: Catalogue of Paintings, Prints, Sculpture and Objects of Art (Portland, ME, 1931) [privately printed] D. Sutton : “ The Discerning Eye of Louisine Havemeyer, ” Apollo , lxxxii (1965), pp. 231–5 L. B. Gillies : “ European Drawings in the Havemeyer Collection, ” Connoisseur , clxxii (1969), pp. 148–55 A. Faxon : “Painter and Patron: Collaboration of Mary Cassatt and Louisine Havemeyer,” Woman's A. J. (1982–3), pp. 15–20 F. Weitzenhoffer : The Havemeyers: Impressionism Comes to America (New...

Havemeyer, Louisine

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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..., Louisine ( 1855–1929 ). Art collector and patron Also a suffragist. With her husband, Henry O. Havemeyer ( 1847–1907 ), also a collector and patron as well as a businessman, she amassed a stellar collection of old master and nineteenth-century paintings, particularly notable for its representation of modern French artists. Through donation and bequest, many of these numbered among the more than two thousand Havemeyer art objects given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art . A native New Yorker, Louisine Waldron Elder began making adventurous...

Louisine Havemeyer

Louisine Havemeyer  

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(1855–1929).Art collector and patron. Also a suffragist. With her husband, Henry O. Havemeyer (1847–1907), also a collector and patron as well as a businessman, she amassed a stellar collection of ...
Charles C. Haight

Charles C. Haight  

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(b New York, 17 March 1841; d Garrison-on-Hudson, NY, 8 Feb 1917),architect. Haight was the son of a minister at New York's prestigious Trinity Church. Throughout his career, Haight ...
John Sartain

John Sartain  

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Family of Philadelphia printmakers, printers, painters and educators. John Sartain (b London, 24 Oct 1808; d Philadelphia, PA, 25 Oct 1897) and his children, Emily (b Philadelphia, 17 March 1841 ...
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Collecting and dealing  

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Apart from isolated collections of prints, drawings and copies, such as that of John Smibert, in Colonial times the furnishings of the houses of the wealthy constituted the only significant ...
Samuel Colman

Samuel Colman  

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(1832–1920).Painter, etcher, and designer. Unusually versatile, he painted western scenery and romantically flavored foreign locales, spearheaded the American watercolor movement, and worked with ...
Impressionism, American

Impressionism, American  

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Late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century movement centered on optical experience, with particular attention to fixing contemporary subjects in momentary perceptions of light and color. Inspired ...
Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt  

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(1844–1926)American painter and printmaker who worked mainly in Paris in the circle of the Impressionists (she was a friend particularly of Degas). She specialized in everyday life scenes, her ...
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art  

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New York. The largest and most comprehensive collection of art in the USA and one of the greatest in the world. It was founded in 1870 by a group of art collectors, civic leaders, and ...
Havemeyer, Henry Osborne

Havemeyer, Henry Osborne (1847–1907)   Reference library

Jeanne Schinto

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

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...Elder, her niece Louisine Waldron Elder became his wife. With Louise, Harry had three children and built a celebrated collection of European art, mostly Impressionist, which he pursued as aggressively as he had his sugar kingdom. (Many of his acquisitions hang in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum.) A fellow robber baron of the period, Charles L. Freer, said of Harry’s love of art: “No one can be more deeply touched by beauty than he, provided he is in a mood to enjoy it.” Bibliography Havemeyer, Harry W. Henry Osborne Havemeyer: The Most Independent...

Wilmerding, John

Wilmerding, John (1938– )   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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...John ( 1938–  ). Art historian and collector Grandson of Electra Webb and great-grandson of Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer , he numbers among leading scholars of American art. Born in Boston, he was educated at Harvard University, where he completed his PhD degree in 1965 . Since 1988 a professor at Princeton University, he formerly served as a curator and administrator at the National Gallery of Art . His numerous books on American subjects include monographs on Fitz Hugh Lane , Robert Salmon , Winslow Homer , and Andrew Wyeth , as...

Sartain, Emily

Sartain, Emily (1841–1927)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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...Emily ( 1841–1927 ). Painter and printmaker The most prominent of John Sartain ’s artist-children, Philadelphia-born Emily Sartain played a leading role in promoting artistic education and opportunities for women. Friend of Mary Cassatt , Louisine Havemeyer , and Thomas Eakins , she studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before traveling to Europe with Cassatt in 1871 . After a winter in Italy, she worked principally in Paris until 1875 , when she returned to Philadelphia. Progressive in her views regarding art education,...

Webb, Electra Havemeyer

Webb, Electra Havemeyer (1888–1960)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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...Electra Havemeyer ( 1888–1960 ). Collector and museum founder The daughter of Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer , in 1947 Electra Webb founded Vermont’s Shelburne Museum, which opened to the public five years later. A leading repository of American material culture, the eclectic assemblage reflects her passion for American crafts, vernacular art, and architecture. Born in Babylon, New York, on Long Island, before she turned twenty she was collecting Americana, exercising an independent taste that her parents did not understand. After her marriage...

Haight, Charles C.

Haight, Charles C. (17 March 1841)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...Central Park West, New York, the first hospital in the USA exclusively for cancer patients. The hospital, with its five round towers, was modeled on the French Renaissance château at Le Lude, Sarthe, and was planned to maximize efficient patient care. [ See also Havemeyer, Louisine . ] Bibliography M. Schuyler : “Great American Architects Series No. 6—The Works of Charles C. Haight,” Archit. Rec. (1899); repr. in Great American Architects: Series Nos 1–6, May 1895–July 1899 (New York, 1977) M. Schuyler : “ Architecture of American Colleges II:...

Cassatt, Mary

Cassatt, Mary (1844–1926)   Reference library

Bailey Van Hook

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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...artists. Her first painting of a mother and child, in 1888 , announced a theme with which she became increasingly identified. Cassatt continued to paint until 1915 , when poor eyesight forced her to stop. Cassatt also served as art adviser to her friends Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer , whose collection of Impressionist and old master paintings was eventually donated to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. [ See also Art ; and Gender . ] Bibliography Barter, Judith , et al. Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman . New York: Art Institute of Chicago,...

Cassatt, Mary

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Bailey Van Hook

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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...artists. Her first painting of a mother and child, in 1888 , announced a theme with which she became increasingly identified. Cassatt continued to paint until 1915 , when poor eyesight forced her to stop. Cassatt also served as art adviser to her friends Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer , whose collection of Impressionist and old master paintings was eventually donated to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. See also Painting: To 1945 . Nancy Mowll Mathews , Mary Cassatt: A Life , 1994. Judith Barter et al. , Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman , 1998....

Impressionism, American

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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...decorative design. In France, originating in the late 1860s, impressionism culminated in the 1870s and early 1880s. During those years, with the exception of Mary Cassatt , the only American to exhibit in the canonical impressionist exhibitions in Paris, and her friend, Louisine Havemeyer , an early collector of impressionist work, Americans almost entirely ignored the French movement. The first significant exhibition of French impressionist painting in the United States dates to 1886 , the year of the impressionists’ final group show in Paris. Although...

Collecting and dealing

Collecting and dealing   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...first gallery specializing in American art opened in New York. In the mid-1880s Impressionism was introduced to the USA by such dealers as Paul Durand-Ruel and, with the added encouragement of Mary Cassatt, a number of collectors such as Bertha Honoré Palmer and Henry and Louisine Havemeyer acquired notable groups of Impressionist paintings. However, although these collectors acquired substantial amounts of contemporary art, their collections still also included art of the past. By the 1890s the taste of such tycoons as Andrew W. Mellon, J. Pierpont Morgan and...

Cassatt, Mary

Cassatt, Mary (25 May 1844)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...most eminent of all living American women painters” ( Current Lit ., 1909 , p. 167). She spent much of her time during these years helping her American friends build collections of avant-garde French art and works by Old Masters. Those she advised included Henry and Louisine Havemeyer , Mrs. Montgomery J. Sears , Bertha Honoré Palmer and James Stillman . Cassatt painted until 1915 and exhibited her latest work that year in the Suffrage Loan Exhibition of Old Masters and Works by Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt at the Knoedler Gallery, New York; but...

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