Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein was a notorious art collector, active during the early 1900s. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1874 to a German-Jewish immigrant family. She and her husband Leo collected works from artists like Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and many prints from Ambroise Vollard. She died in 1946 in Europe.
Bella Chagall
Bella Chagall was the first wife of Marc Chagall. She was born in Vitebsk, Belarus, on November 15, 1895, and was an accomplished writer. She died in 1944 in New York, but remained an artistic inspiration for her husband.
Paloma Picasso
Paloma Picasso is the daughter of Pablo Picasso and Francoise Gilot. She was born on April 19th, 1949, and has become a successful jewelry designer for Tiffany & Co. since the 1980s.
Amélie Matisse
Amélie Matisse, born Amélie Parayre, grew up in Beauzelle and Paris the daughter of Armand and Catherine Parayre. Amélie met Henri Matisse in 1897 when they incidentally sat next to one another at a wedding in Paris. They were married a short while later in 1898.
Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp was born in 1887 to a successful notary. Duchamp and his five siblings grew up in Blainville, Normandy. Their young lives were greatly influenced by art, resulting in four of them becoming artists themselves: Marcel, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Suzanne Duchamp-Crotti, and Jacques Villon.
Jacques Villon
It was in 1891 that Jacques Villon created his first etching – an image of his father. Soon after he left to study at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts. This was the same time that he changed his name from Gaston Duchamp as an homage to French poet François Villon – this was also a way to differentiate himself from his siblings.
Paul Rosenberg
Paul Rosenberg was born in Paris in 1881 to Jewish merchant turned antiques dealer Alexandre Rosenberg. Alexandre had emigrated from Bratislava to Paris and established an antiques gallery. Alexandre moved into fine art, beginning to collect MonetCézanneManet, and Renoir.
Saskia van Uylenburgh
Saskia van Uylenburgh was born in 1612 the youngest in a family of 9 children. Her family was wealthy and her father served as burgomaster (mayor) in Leeuwarden in Friesland.
Ambroise Vollard
Ambroise Vollard was born in 1867 in the French colony of Réunion, an island in the Indian Ocean. At age 19 he was sent to study law in Montpellier, France, and from there moved on to Paris at age 21.

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