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American
Born
New York City 1898-08-26
Deceased
Padua 1979-12-23
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niece of Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861-1949); married Laurence Vail (1891-1968) in 1922; after their divorce married Max Ernst (1942-1946) in 1941; divorced Ernst in 1947
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Period of activity
1938 - 1979
started collecting and exhibiting modern art around 1938; she donated her art collection to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1976
Active in
  • Parijs 1920 - 1938
    part of the art scene of the avant-garde
  • Londen (Engeland) 1938-01 - 1939-06
    owner of gallery 'Guggenheim Jeune' in Cork Street
  • Frankrijk 1939 - 1942
    trok in de oorlogstijd veel op en woonde enkele malen samen met Nelly van Doesburg
  • New York City 1941 - 1947
    arrived in New York, she and Max Ernst established themselves at 440 East 51st Street
  • New York City 1942-10
    opened the gallery 'Art of This Century Gallery' at 30 West 57th Street; the gallery was designed by Frederick Kiesler
  • Venetië 1949 - 1979
    established herself at the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal, now the Guggenheim Museum
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Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism, cubism, constructivism, Futurism
Entered on: 2011-10-21; Modification on: 2017-10-18

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