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Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

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dates 1904-1967
city Princeton
stateNJ
other citiesNew York, NY; Bay Shore, NY; Pasadena, CA; Santa Fe; NM;
gender M
historical notes Physicist and atom bomb pioneer, J. Robert Oppenheimer, was an art collector and the son of a German immigrant, Julius Oppenheimer (1871–1937), who had made his fortune by importing textiles in New York City.

Oppenheimer lent work to a Van Gogh Exhibition in 1949, and collected European furniture, French Post-impressionist and Fauvist paintings. His collection included work by, among others, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt (etching), Edouard Vuillard, André Derain and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Charles Despiau, and Maurice de Vlaminck.


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see also:
Oppenheimer, Julius