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Dale, Chester, 1883-1962

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role Collector
dates 1883-1962
city New York City
other citiesWashington, DC; Southampton, NY;
gender M
historical notes Art collector, banker, utilities financier, and trustee of the National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chicago Art Institute, and Philadelphia Museum.

Dale and his wife, Maud Murray Dale (1953), who stimulated Dale's interest in collecting, collected 19th and 20th century art works including French Impressionism. After his first wife's death, he married Mary Tower Bullard.

Dale's collection included work by Corot, Delacroix, Degas, Matisse, Braque, Leger, Dufy, Derain, Vuillard, Modigliani, Dali, and American artists, John Smibert, Sully and other members of "the Eight." The bulk of his collection was left to the National Gallery, Washington, DC.

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Archives of American Art Chester Dale papers, 1897-1971 (bulk 1950-1968). see details...
Archives of American Art Chester Dale eulogy; 1962 Dec. 17. see details...
Library of Congress Papers of David E. Finley, 1921-1977. see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art Fiske Kimball Records, 1908-1955, n.d. (bulk 1925-1954) see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art Henri Gabriel Marceau Director Records, 1955-1964 see details...

see also:
Dale, Maud, 1875-1953