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Warburg, Edward M. M.

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role Collector Patron
dates 1908-1992
city New York City
stateNY
gender M
historical notes Edward Mortimer Morris Warburg was an art collector, patron, philanthropist, a founder of the Harvard Society for Contemporary Art (1928), and cofounder, with Mr. Kirstein, of the American Ballet.


As a student at Harvard, Warburg acquired a blue-period Picasso and works by Paul Klee and Ernst Barlach which he had bought directly from the artists in their studios.

He aquired works by such modern artists as Picasso, Matisse, Hopper, O'Keeffe, Lachaise, Klee, Miro, Brancusi and Calder.

Warburg was vice director for public affairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1971 to 1974), and an honorary trustee from 1983 to his death.

He was married to the former Mary Whelan Prue Currier; a daughter, Daphne Astor of Cambridgeshire, England.
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Archives of American Art Edward M.M. and Mary Whelan Warburg papers, 1931-1980. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Oral history, Edward M M Warburg, 1991 see details...
Archives of American Art Edward M.M. and Mary Whelan Warburg papers, 1931-1980. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Archives pamphlet file: Warburg, Edward M. M., 1908-1992 : miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
Archives of American Art Lily Harmon papers, 1930-1996. see details...
Archives of American Art Walter Midener papers, 1938-1973. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art MoMA History Interviews see details...
Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti The Fototeca Berenson (Villa I Tatti Photo Archives) see details...

see also:
Warburg, Felix M. (Felix Moritz), 1871-1937