George Arnold Hearn [1835-1913]
ECA Record Control Number: 18519
Record Level: Listing
Record Type: Collector
Name: George Arnold Hearn
City: New York
“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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January 29, 2017
January 29, 2017