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On this day… was born Marie-Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin

Marie-Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin was a French salon holder, or salonnière, who hosted many influential philosophes and encyclopédistes of her time. She earned international recognition for her association with several prominent dignitaries and public figures from different countries of Europe. She is also famous for her patronage and dedication to talented artists and philosophical men of… Continue reading On this day… was born Marie-Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin

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Who was Peggy Guggenheim?

Marguerite Guggenheim, or Peggy Guggenheim as she's best known, was an American Art Collector born in NYC. She was also an important patron of the Abstract Expressionist school of artists in New York. Her father was Benjamin Guggenheim, a son of a wealthy mining magnate, he died in the Titanic disaster in 1912. And one… Continue reading Who was Peggy Guggenheim?