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Guggenheim, Solomon R. (Solomon Robert), 1861-1949

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role Collector Patron
dates 1861-1949
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesPort Washington, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Leadville, CO; Zurich, Switzerland; St. Gaul, Switzerland; Monterey, Mexico; Charleston, SC;
gender M
historical notes Collector, mining magnate (Guggenheim Brothers), sportsman, and museum founder.

Guggenheim married Irene Rothchild (1868-1954), a philanthropist interested in child development and the arts, in 1895. Upon their deaths, the estates they left helped build the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (SRGM) and its Foundation.

Guggenheim amassed a large collection of abstract and modern art which included work by Rudolph Bauer, Heinrich Campendonk, Marc Chagall, Robert Delaunay, Lyonal Feininger, Albert Gleizes, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Fernand Leger, Franz Marc, Amadeo Modigliani, Ladislaus Moholy-Nagy, Otto Nebel, Ben Nicolson, Pablo Picasso, Georges-Pierre Seurat and Edward Wadsworth.

Guggenheim was a member of the Bankers, Lotos, Engineers and Columbia Yacht Clubs, the American Institute of Minding and Metallurgical, Engineers Club, the City Athletic club, Country Club of Charleston, SC, Walterboro Country Club and Sands Point Bath and Golf Clubs.

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1890-1900
1900-1910
1910-1920
1920-1930
1930-1940
1940-1950
websitehttp://www.guggenheim.org
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Scrapbooks regarding the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation,
1935-1939.
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The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Wassily Kandinsky papers, 1911-1940 (bulk 1921-1937). see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Rudolf Bauer papers, 1918-1983. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Hannes Beckmann papers, 1930-1980. see details...
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Solomon R. Guggenheim records, 1927-1949 see details...
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Irene and Solomon R. Guggenheim Estates papers, 1905-1959 (bulk 1926-1955) see details...
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, Photography Department
Guggenheim Image Archive
Guggenheim Image Archive see details...
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Collection on the Guggenheim family, 1941-1991 (bulk 1988-1991) see details...
Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti
The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
The Fototeca Berenson (Villa I Tatti Photo Archives) see details...

see also:
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-1979