Peggy Guggenheim Collection 

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Widely recognized as one of the most influential art patrons of the 20th century, Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979), Solomon R. Guggenheim’s niece, assembled an unrivaled collection of modern art, beginning in the late 1930s in prewar Paris and London and continuing through World War II in New York—where she provided critical support to the nascent American school of Abstract Expressionism through her museum-gallery Art of this Century—and, from 1947 until her death in 1979, in Venice. In 1969, Peggy decided to bequeath her entire collection, as well as the Grand Canal palazzo that houses it, to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, complementing her uncle's collection and filling in critical gaps, particularly with her rich holdings of Surrealist works and paintings by Jackson Pollock. More

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alt Pablo Picasso, The Studio (L'Atelier), 1928 Jackson Pollock, Circumcision, 1946

Left to Right: Max Ernst, Attirement of the Bride (L'habillement de l'épousée de la mariée), 1940; Pablo Picasso, The Studio (L'Atelier), 1928; Jackson Pollock, Circumcision, January 1946

Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, home of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni
Dorsoduro 701
I-30123 Venezia

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1949: Peggy Guggenheim purchases the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on Venice's Grand Canal.


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