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Wise, John

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role Collector
dates 1902-1981
city New York City
other citiesRoanoke, VA; Cornwall, CT;
gender M
historical notes John C. Wise was a textile dealer and collector who, together with his his wife, Nora, collected Ancient American Art, specializing in Pre-Columbian.

In 1975, they established the Nora and John Wise collection of South American pre-Columbian art at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. He also donated fine art to the Cleveland Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Metropolitan Museum.

Mr. Wise owned the John Wise Ltd. Galleries at 15 East 69th Street in the Hotel Westbury.
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Dallas Museum of Art The John and Nora Wise Papers on Pre-Columbian Art see details...
Archives of American Art Howard Wise Gallery records, 1950-1970. see details...
Dallas Museum of Art Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...

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Wise, Nora