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Tannahill, Robert Hudson

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role Collector Patron
dates 1893-1969
city Detroit
sex M
historical notes In addition to being an art collector, Tannahill was a trustee of the Detroit Institute of Art's Founders Society, served on the Detroit Arts Commission, and departartment store heir (J.L. Hudson department store).

Tannahill collected 19th- and 20th-century paintings, sculptures and works on paper included French eighteenth-century silver, decorative, African and Pre-Columbian art. His collection included work by Corot, Cezanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Degas, Renoir, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Van Gogh, Monet, Roualt, Jaun Gris, Paul Klee, John Marin and Georgia O'Keeffe.

He was a supporter of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974 (bulk dates 1926-1969). see details...
Detroit Institute of Arts
Research Library & Archives
Robert Hudson Tannahill Papers, 1893-1970 see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
M. Knoedler & Co. records, approximately 1848-1971 see details...