Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America
|Knoedler, Roland F., 1856-1932||
Art dealer and son of Michael [aka Michel] Knoedler the founder of Knoedler's.
He took over the firm after the death of his father, Michel Knoedler, and in 1878 and with Charles Carstairs opened galleries in Paris and London.
Roland Knoedler retired in 1928 and management of the firm passed to his nephew Charles Henschel, Carmen Mesmore, Charles Carstairs and his son Carroll.
Knoedler assisted in forming the collections of Robert Hoe, J L Claghorn, W T Walters, Cornelius Vanderbilt, W K Vanderbilt, H O Havemeyer, G I Seney, George F Baker Sr., Potter Palmer, Morris K Jesup, Joseph Jefferson, Sir William van Horne, H C Frick, J G Johnson, M C D Borden, P A B Widener, Mrs. J L Gardner, W L Elkins, A M Byers, Senator W A Clark, James J Hill, and Andrew W Mellon.
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