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Bakwin, Harry, 1894-

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role Collector
dates 1894-1973
city New York City
other citiesUtica, NY;
sex M
historical notes Harry Bakwin was an art collector and pediatrician. He and his wife, Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin (m. 1925), built an art collecting that included work by, among others, Van Gogh (Madame Ginoux, Sotheby’s $40 million), Matisse, Cézanne, Gauguin, Modigliani, and Picasso.

The Bakwin’s lent work to benefit exhibition with both the Duveen Brothers (Renoir, 1941, benefiting French Relief) and Wildenstein (Renoir, 1950).
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The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Bakwin, Harry, Collection.) see details...
University of Chicago, Library
Special Collections Research Center
Dr. Harry Bakwin and Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin Soviet posters collection see details...
The Barnes Foundation
Honickman Art Library
Bakwin, Ruth and Harry: artist file. see details...

see also:
Bakwin, Ruth Morris, 1898-