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Bakwin, Ruth Morris, 1898-

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role Collector
dates 1898-1985
city New York City
other citiesParis, France; Vienna, Austria; Chicago, IL
sex F
historical notes Chicago meat-packing heiress, Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin, was an art collector and pediatrician. She and her husband, Dr. Harry Bakwin (m. 1925), built an art collection 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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University of Chicago, Library

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Bakwin, Dr. Harry and Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin. Soviet Posters. Collection, 1930-1932 see details...
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Bakwin, Ruth and Harry: artist file. see details...
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Dr. Harry Bakwin and Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin Soviet posters collection see details...

see also:
Bakwin, Harry, 1894-