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Norton Simon, Industrialist and Art Collector

Norton Simon
Industrialist and Art Collector

17" x 24", oil on masonite

published Time Magazine, June 4, 1965
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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Norton Simon made headlines with the purchase of Rembrandt's painting of his son Titus at a controversial auction at Christies in London (March 1965) for a then historic price of $2,234,400 US. The painting was first shown by Simon in the United States at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. from May 26-December 5, 1965.

External links (open in a new window):

   new windowWikipedia entry for Norton Simon

   new windowTime Magazine issue online