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Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg

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role Collector Artist Patron
dates 1914-2008
city Chicago
other citiesNew York, NY;
sex F
historical notes Newman collected tribal art along with paintings by Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko along with works by American artists working in the early 1960s, such as Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Claes Oldenburg. Additionally, she collected paintings and sculpture by European modernists Hans Arp, Alberto Giacometti, Fernand Léger, and Joan Miró.

Her first husband was businessman Jay Z. Steinberg (d. 1954), her second husband was a Chicago stockbroker and real estate developer Albert Hardy Newman (d. 1988).

Newman left artwork to both the Chicago Art Institute and the Metropolitan Museum of art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has her papers.

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The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Artist file: Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg; miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Muriel Kallis Newman papers, 1950-1983 see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Oral history interview with Anne Rorimer, 2010 Nov. 15-16. see details...