Alan Wurtzburger

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Alan Wurtzburger (1900—1963) was a collector of art and ethnographic objects and an important benefactor to the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Alan Wurtzburger and his wife, Janet, contributed four collections of art to the Baltimore Museum of Art. The first of these collections was cataloged in the Wurtzburger Collection of African Sculpture in 1954.[1] This was followed by the Wurtzburger Collection of Oceanic Art in 1956 and the Wurtzburger Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, 1958.[2][3] The final large contribution made by the Wurtzburgers was a collection of modern sculpture, formerly housed at their estate, Timberlane, that can now be found in one of the two sculpture gardens adjacent to the museum. Within the Wurtzburger garden are works of art by Henry Moore, Sir Jacob Epstein, and Auguste Rodin.

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  1. ^ Weiner, Kurt, ed., forward by Adylen Breeskin. The Wurtzburger collection of African Sculpture. Washington D.C.: H.K. Press, 1954.
  2. ^ Weiner, Kurt, ed., forward by Adylen Breeskin. The Alan Wurzburger Collection of Oceanic Art: January 7 to March 4, 1956. Washington D.C.: H.K. Press, 1956.
  3. ^ Weiner, Kurt, ed., forward by Adylen Breeskin. The Wurzburger Collection of Pre-Columbian Art: Washington D.C.: H.K. Press, 1958.

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Secondary sources[edit]

  • Fernstrom, Katharine (1997), "The Alan Wurtzburger Oceanic Collection of The Baltimore Museum of Art", Pacific Arts, 15-16: 88–96, OCLC 23006784 
  • The Alan Wurtzburger Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Baltimore: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1958, OCLC 1211986 
  • The Alan Wurtzburger Collection of Oceanic Art, Baltimore: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1956, OCLC 1112389 
  • The Alan Wurtzburger Collection of African Sculpture, Baltimore: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1958, OCLC 45079836 
  • Eric Blum (Writer and Director) (1978). Timberlane, A Sculpture Garden (videorecording). WPSU. OCLC 430963338. 
  • Cindy Kelly,Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore; a Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

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