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Obituary for Edward Warburg

The patron of the arts died aged 84

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Edward Warburg, member of the Hamburg banking family, patron of the arts, former head of public relations at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, died 21 September aged eighty-four. While still at Harvard he collected works by Picasso, Klee and Barlach, purchased from the artists’ studios, and promoted contemporary art and architecture through the Harvard Society for Contemporary Art which he co-founded in 1929. During World War II, he helped artists such as Leger, Miró and Chagall to reach America.

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