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Oppenheimer, Julius, 1871-1937

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role Collector
dates 1871-1937
city New York City
other citiesHanau, Germany;
sex M
historical notes Julius Oppenheimer was a German-Jewish immigrant who came to America from Germany in 1888. He became a successful cloth importer and along with his wife Ella Freedman Oppenheimer, he purchased several works of art.

The collection included a 1901 “blue period” painting by Pablo Picasso entitled Mother and Child, a Rembrandt etching, and paintings by Edouard Vuillard, André Derain and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Three Vincent Van Gogh paintings—Enclosed Field with Rising Sun (Saint-Remy, 1889), First Steps (After Millet) (Saint-Remy, 1889) and Portrait of Adeline Ravoux (Auvers-sur-Oise, 1890), drawing by Paul Cézanne, a head by the French sculptor Charles Despiau, and a painting by Maurice de Vlaminck.
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Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967