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Neumann, Morton G.

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dates 1898-1985
city Chicago
stateIL
gender M
historical notes Chicago industrialist who died in 1985, and his wife, Rose, began buying art in the 1940's. Over the years, they amassed works by artists including Picasso, Miro, Dubuffet, Klee and Giacometti. When Mrs. Neumann d
ied, the works went to the their children, who chose to sell a group of them to help pay estate taxes. Many, including a Picasso, had been on loan to the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

Mr. Neumann was also known as Mort to friends and associates. Neumann left his collection to family.

decades
of activity
1940-1950
1950-1960
1960-1970
1970-1980
1980-1990
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The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Archives pamphlet file: Neumann, Morton G.: miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Collectors Records, 1929-1987 see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Papers, 1927-1984 see details...

see also:
Neumann, Hubert