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Lehman, Adele Lewisohn, 1882-1965

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dates 1882-1965
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesPurchase, NY;
gender F
historical notes A champion tennis player, Adele Lewisohn Lehman was an art collector, artist, and philanthropist. Adele married Arthur Lehman, of the firm Lehman Brothers, in 1901.

Lehman and her husband, Arthur Lehman (1873-1936), collected paintings, decorative arts, bronzes, ceramics, and tapestries from the 14th to 20th centuries.

In addition to the Italian primitives, the Lehman’s collected work by, among others, Henry Raeburn, Jean Baptiste Greuze, Francesco Guardi, Corneille de Lyon, Claude Lorrain, Gustave Courbet, Jan Van Goyen, Aert Van Der Neer, Albert Cuyp, Jacob Isaaksz Van Ruisdael, and Thomas Lawrence.

After the death of her husband Lehman purchased art by, among others, Van Gogh, Rousseau, Gaugain, Renoir, Eugene Boudin, Odilon Redon, George Seurat, Paul Signac, Eduard Vuillard, Matisse, Derain, Whistler, Childe Hassam, and Degas.

Lehman left twenty-four works of art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and seven to the Fogg Museum.

The Lehmans had three children: Dorothy (1904-1969, Mrs. Richard J Bernhard), Helen (1905-1989, Mrs. Benjamin J. Buttenwieser), and Frances (1906-1996, Mrs. John L. Loeb).


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Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Helen Lehman Buttenwieser Papers, 1909-1990 (inclusive), 1968-1990 (bulk). see details...
DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection [Part 1], 1932-1975 see details...

see also:
Lewisohn, Adolph, 1849-1938
Lewisohn, Sam A. (Sam Adolph), b. 1884
Loeb, Frances Lehman, 1906-1996
Lehman, Arthur