Art Collector in History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1340-11-30 John duke of Berry, captain of Paris/art collector
  • 1726-01-04 Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector
  • 1741-06-19 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/art collector
  • 1777-11-28 Georg A Kestner, German art collector/diplomat
  • 1814-01-24 Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector
  • 1845-05-07 Jacob van Stolk Azn, timber merchant/art collector
  • 1856-02-25 Charles Lang Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1876]
  • 1857-02-02 Jan Six, Dutch art historian/art collector
  • 1872-03-11 Abraham van Stolk Jzn, lumber merchant/art collector
  • 1876-02-25 Charles Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1856]
  • 1877-03-04 Daniel G van Beuningen, Dutch art collector
  • 1888-05-09 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector and museum director (d. 1964)
  • 1904-07-05 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector
  • 1910-02-15 9th earl of Jersey, English large landowner/art collector
  • 1920-01-02 Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector
  • 1923-09-28 Duke of Buccleuch, British large landowner/art collector
  • 1925-07-09 Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector
  • 1927-11-10 Jacob Pleydell-Bouvery 8th earl of Radnor/art collector
  • 1929-09-19 10th duke of Richmond, English large landowner/art collector
  • 1932-05-06 Viscount Coke, English large landowner/art collector

Famous Deaths

  • 1646-09-14 Thomas H Earl of Arundel, English art collector (Marbles), dies
  • 1798-12-20 Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector, dies at 72
  • 1816-01-30 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/cartoonist/art collector, dies at 74
  • 1853-03-05 Georg A Kestner, German art collector/diplomat, dies at 75
  • 1896-02-06 Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector, dies at 82
  • 1898-12-16 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and art collector, dies at 65
  • 1920-04-15 Jacob van Stolk Azn, art collector, dies at 74
  • 1929-04-16 Abraham van Stolk Jzn, art collector, dies at 57
  • 1949-11-03 Solomon R Guggenheim, US art collector, dies at 88
  • 1955-05-29 Daniel G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78
  • 1964-04-28 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector (b. 1888)
  • 1979-12-23 Peggy Guggenheim, American art collector (b. 1898)
  • 1981-08-31 Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82
  • 1994-02-27 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector, dies at 84
  • 1996-07-22 Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector, dies at 71
  • 2002-04-27 Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Swiss industrialist and art collector (b. 1921)
  • 2006-06-12 Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • 2006-10-26 Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)