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George Arnold Hearn [1835-1913]

January 1, 1835

ECA Record Control Number: 18519

Record Level: Listing

Record Type: Collector

Name: George Arnold Hearn

Birth: 1835
Death: 1913

City: New York
State: NY
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Gender: Male

Historical notes:

“George Arnold Hearn was and art collector and New York dry goods merchant.

Hearn’s art collection consisted of paintings by contemporary American artists, such as, Blakelock, Arthur B. Davies, George Fuller, Childe Hassam, George Inness, Winslow Homer, Theodore Robinson, J.S. Sargent, and Whistler.

Hearn also collected ancient Chinese porcelains, ivory carvings, decorative art and artworks by seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century European painters. He also owned work by Constable, Cuyp, Hogarth, and Van Dyck.

Much of his collection was donated/bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where he served as a trustee and had established the Hearn fund (1906) for the purchase of paintings by living American artists. Since Hearn’s death the terms of his gift have been interpreted as available for the purchase of works of art by artists who were alive in 1906.

Hearn is discussed in Frederick Baekeland’s “Collectors of American Painting, 1813-1913,” American Art Review, 3, Nov.-Dec. 1976.”

Citation: Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America, Frick, New York, NY

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