|Field, Marshall, 1834-1906|
|other cities||Conway, MA; Pittsfield, MA;|
Chicago art patron and collector, Marshall Field, was a real estate developer and the founder of Marshall Field and Company.
Field was a founder of the Art Institute, donated the land on which the first buildings of the University of Chicago were erected, and contributed $1 million for the museum at the World's Columbian Exposition. This museum became Field's chief interest; in addition to gifts during his lifetime his $8-million bequest built the Field (later Chicago) Museum of Natural History.
Field married Nannie Douglas Scott in 1863 and raised two children, Marshall Field, Jr., and Ethel Field. After Scott died in 1896, Field married longtime friend Delia Spencer, widow Caton, who shared his interests in art.
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