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Schwartz, Charles H.

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dates 1924-1995
city Hadlyme
stateCT
other citiesSuffield, CT; Hartford, CT;
gender M
historical notes Charles H. Schwartz, nickname "Bunny" or "Bun", was art collector (according to the Hartford Courant, his mother's family founded the paper-goods company Kimberly-Clark Corp).

After his partner, Nathaniel "Robbie" G. Robertson, died the remainder of the Schwartz estate was bequeathed to the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art as a charitable trust to establish an endowment for the acquisition of European art from the 18th century and earlier. The gift totaled $9.6 million.

While Schwartz was a premium member of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, during his lifetime he had not made donations past his membership fee ($2,500). His collection of Old Master paintings and European decorative art was sold at auction after his death.


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