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Hann, George R.

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role Collector
dates 1890-1979
city Sewickley
statePA
gender M
historical notes George R Hann collected Russian icons and objects of ecclesiastical and decorative arts, Old Masters, Medieval and Renaissance sculpture, works of art, furniture, arms and armor, textiles, tapestries and oriental carpets.

Hann was a pioneer of air transportation, lawyer, an avid art collector and a philanthropist. He owned the estate "Treetops" near Pittsburgh, in Sewickley Heights, PA.

Hann's collection was sold via Christie's in 1980 in five separate sections.
decades
of activity
1930-1940
1940-1950
updated 09/12/2019 15:31:03
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Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Senator John Heinz History Center
Interviews with George R. Hann 1976 see details...
Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti
The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
The Fototeca Berenson (Villa I Tatti Photo Archives) see details...