Peggy Guggenheim

Art collector, Organization founder

1898 – 1979

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Who was Peggy Guggenheim?

Marguerite "Peggy" Guggenheim was an American art collector, bohemian and socialite. Born to a wealthy New York City family, she was the daughter of Benjamin Guggenheim, who went down with the Titanic in 1912, and the niece of Solomon R. Guggenheim, who would establish the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Peggy Guggenheim created a noted art collection in Europe and America primarily between 1938 and 1946. She exhibited this collection as she built it and, in 1949, settled in Venice, where she lived and exhibited her collection for the rest of her life.

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Born
Aug 26, 1898
New York City
Also known as
  • Marguerite Guggenheim
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Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
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Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Dec 23, 1979
Padua

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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