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benefactors, philanthropists, and patrons (dec.'d)

annenberg, walter (4_28_12) former owner of the philadelphia inquirer... a stauch conservative, friend of President Nixon... adversary of Dr. Albert Barnes, of the Barnes collection...died in 2002, left his art collection to the metropolitan museum of art in NY (5_8_12)
brody, frances laskey
, (deceased) (12_18_10) founding benefactor of the LACMA, and a guiding patron of the Huntington Library
cassotti, paolo
(1520)... the richest merchant in venice of his time... he commissioned paintings from artists... more info here (6_28_12)
clement II, the pope
... patron and protector of michelangelo buonarroti
(1_13_13)
gonzaga, gianfrancesco
... (1490) (deceased)
(6_9_12)
guggenheim, peggy... patron (5_2_12)
kessler, count harry
.... (deceased) socially connected (5_5_12)
morgan, john pierpont... deceased patron of the native american photographer edward s. curtis (6_20_12)
murdoch, dame elisabeth (1909-2012)... mother of news corp chief executive rupert murdoch.... a great generous  philanthropist... the first female trustee of the national gallery of victoria (12_26_12)

rubenstein, helena
... died in 1965... a close friend of Salvador Dali (4_8_11)
valori, baccio
... governor of florence around early 1500's...patron of michelangelo buonarroti (1_13_13)
weichsel, john
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(deceased) (6_8_12)