Gordon Lambert

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C. Gordon Lambert (9 April 1919 – 27 January 2005) was an Irish art collector who, in 1992, donated over 300 paintings to the Irish Museum of Modern Art. He had earlier campaigned for an Irish national modern art collection to be established and had been a prominent figure in the Irish art scene. He spent almost all of his working life with the Irish biscuit makers, W. & R. Jacob & Co. Ltd., and is credited with the company's very successful marketing in the 1960s and 1970s, notably its long-running sponsorship of the Jacob's Awards.[1]

In 1977 he was appointed to the Irish Senate by the then Taoiseach Jack Lynch.[2]


  1. ^ The Irish Times, "Firm to sponsor TV awards", March 7, 1962
  2. ^ "Mr. C. Gordon Lambert". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  • (5 February 2005), Gordon Lambert: celebrated collector of art who achieved success in business, The Irish Times (Obituaries).