Layton's Legacy: A Historic American Art Collection, 1888-2013

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Frederick Layton (1827-1919) was among the very first art collectors in America to fund a purpose-built civic art gallery for the public's use and enjoyment. Second only to the 1874 Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the 1888 Layton Art Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presented a new model for the single-patron art museum in America, one significantly different from the established museums of Boston and New York. Frederick Layton and his British architect George Audsley developed a new vision for a more intimate ...

Layton's Legacy: A Historic American Art Collection, 1888-2013 2013, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780982381014

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