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Kahn, Harry

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dates 1916-1999
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesCambridge, MA; Truro, MA;
gender M
historical notes Harry Kahn, investment adviser, art collector, philanthropist, served on the board of the Brooklyn Museum of Art until 1997, founder of its Contemporary Arts Council and, at his death, was a member of the Acquisitions Committee.

He and his partner and companion, Ruth Bowman, collected self portraits by twentieth-century American artists.


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1970-1980
1980-1990
1990-2000
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see also:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-