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Hall, Evelyn A. Jaffe

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role Collector Patron
dates 1911-2005
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesPalm Beach, FL; Newport, RI; Milwaukee, WI;
gender F
historical notes Evelyn Annenberg Jaffe Hall was a philanthropist, art collector and patron.

With her second husband, William Jaffe, she collected European paintings, sculpture and antique furniture, Chinese porcelain, pre-Colombian artifacts and Renaissance drawings. Her collection included work by, among others, Bonnard, Picasso, Miró, Vuillard, and Munch.


Hall was a trustee and member of the Museum of Modern Art's International Council, a benefactor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum and Yale University (financing a scholarship in art history) and endowed the Jaffe-Friede Art Gallery at Dartmouth College.

Hall was married three times; her first marriage, to Kenneth Friede (d. 1982), ended in divorce and in 1947, her second husband was the corporate lawyer William B Jaffe(1904-1972), and her final husband was Melville Hall (d.1991).
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see also:
Haupt, Enid A. (Enid Annenberg), 1906-2005
Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-2002
Jaffe, William B., 1904-1972