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Lasker, Albert Davis, 1880-1952

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role Collector
dates 1880-1952
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesFreiburg, Germany; Galveston, Texas; Chicago, IL;
gender M
historical notes Lasker was an art collector, advertising executive and philanthropist, born in Freiburg, Germany and raised in Texas.

In 1942 the Laskers set up the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, which funds medical research and each year recognizes significant work by medical scientists by bestowing the Albert Lasker Award.

Lasker, with his third wife, Mary, collected contemporary French art including Matisse, Renoir, Bonnard, Cézanne, Picasso, and Van Gogh.

Lasker was married three times. In 1902, he married Flora Warner; they had three children. Flora died in 1936, and after a brief marriage to Doris Kenyon in 1938 Lasker married Mary Woodard Reinhardt in 1940.
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of activity
1940-1950
websitehttp://www.laskerfoundation.org
updated 09/12/2019 15:30:36
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Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library, 6th Fl. East,
Reminiscences of Mary Lasker: oral history, 1965. see details...
Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library, 6th Fl. East,
Mary Lasker Papers, 1940-1993. see details...
Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library, 6th Fl. East,
Reminiscences of Mary Lasker: oral history, 1982. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Bernard J. Reis papers, 1934-1979. see details...
Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library, 6th Fl. East,
Albert Lasker papers, 1928-1952 bulk dates 1946-1952. see details...
Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library, 6th Fl. East,
Reminiscences of Albert Davis Lasker : oral history, 1950. see details...
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan
Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974. see details...
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan
Roy Dikeman Chapin papers, 1886-1937.
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Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
John Callan O’Laughlin papers, 1895-1949. see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
William Shepherd Benson papers, circa 1791-1941 (bulk 1915-1928). see details...

see also:
Lasker, Mary
Block, Leigh B., Mrs., 1904-
Brody, Frances Lasker