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Tremaine, Emily Hall, 1908-1987

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role Collector Artist
dates 1908-1987
city Madison
stateCT
other citiesNew York, NY; Butte, MT; Santa Barbara, CA;
gender F
historical notes Emily Hall Tremaine and her husband Burton Tremaine amassed a modern art collection embodying the range of masters and innovation spanning the twentieth century.

Tremaine's collection included Mondrian's ''Victory Boogie Woogie,'' a tondo painting by Robert Delaunay, and works by Pablo Picasso, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Emily began collecting in the 1930s when she was married to Baron Maximilian Von Romberg, a young dare-devil who flew planes, drove cars, and rode polo ponies, all with reckless abandon. After the Baron’s death in a plane crash, Emily’s fascination with art increased, but it was not until her marriage to Burton G. Tremaine, Sr. in 1945 that she began to collect in earnest (12/26/2007, tremainefoundation.org)

Emily and Burton Tremaine, New York. Treasures such as Mondrian's ''Victory Boogie Woogie,'' a tondo painting by Robert Delaunay, and works by Pablo Picasso, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Jasper Johns share billing with works by younger artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Glueck, Grace "A GALLERY OF OWNERS AND THEIR TROVES" New York Times, 3 May, 1987, retrieved 7/16/2008
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1930-1940
1940-1950
1950-1960
1960-1970
1970-1980
1980-1990
websitehttps://www.tremainefoundation.org
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Emily Tremaine interview, 1973 Jan. 24.
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Tremaine Foundation Archives
290 Pratt Street
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Emily Hall Tremaine papers, [ca. 1900]-1989. see details...
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Emily Hall Tremaine Archives see details...

see also:
Tremaine, Burton, 1901-1991