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Art collecting was common among the wealthy in the Ancient World in both Europe and East Asia, and in the Middle Ages, but developed in its modern form during the Renaissance and continues to the present day.

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Brazilian Art Collectors

  1. Armando Álvares Penteado
  2. Assis Chateaubriand
  3. Bernardo Paz
  4. Charles Cosac
  5. Ciccillo Matarazzo
  6. Ema Gordon Klabin
  7. Eva Klabin
  8. Gilberto Chateaubriand
  9. Isai Leirner
  10. Jacques van de Beuque
  11. João da Cruz Vicente de Azevedo
  12. Oscar Americano
  13. Pierre Chalita
  14. Pietro Maria Bardi
  15. Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maia
  16. Ricardo Brennand
  17. Soraia Cals

British Art Collectors

German Art Collectors

  1. Abraham Adelsberger
  2. Albert Kasimir von Sachsen-Teschen
  3. Paul Julius Arndt
  4. Eduard Arnhold
  5. Ferdinand Albert I. von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel-Beveren
  6. Felix Auerbach
  7. Edwin Bälz
  8. Adolf von Beckrath
  9. Otto Beit
  10. Heinz Berggruen
  11. Nicolas Berggruen
  12. Zofia Bernstein
  13. Siegfried Bing
  14. Eberhard Freiherr von Bodenhausen-Degener
  15. Gustav Bock
  16. Melchior Boisserée
  17. Samuel von Brukenthal
  18. Lothar-Günther Buchheim
  19. Emma Budge
  20. Frieder Burda
  21. Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel
  22. Bruno Cassirer
  23. Charlotte Cassirer
  24. Dr. Hugo Cassirer
  25. Paul Cassirer
  26. Reinhold Cassirer
  27. Karl Theodor (Pfalz und Bayern)
  28. Guido Dessauer
  29. Felix Deutsch
  30. Angus Graf Douglas
  31. Dr. Morton von Douglas
  32. Tilla Durieux
  33. Sophie Eltzbacher
  34. Walther Epstein
  35. Theodor Erlanger
  36. Ernst Ludwig, Großherzog von Hessen und bei Rhein
  37. Irene Eucken
  38. Prf. Rudolf Eucken
  39. Johanna Ey
  40. Hermine Feist-Wollheim
  41. Alfred Flechtheim
  42. Bertha Flechtheim
  43. Friedrich Christian Flick
  44. Elisabeth Förster
  45. Franz von Bayern
  46. Franz I. (Erbach-Erbach)
  47. Frederic Count de Thoms
  48. Friedrich Karl von Hessen-Kassel
  49. Heiner Friedrich
  50. Hans Fürstenberg
  51. Raymund Fugger von der Lilie
  52. Hans Fugger von der Lilie
  53. Friedrich von Gans
  54. Johann Christian Gerning
  55. Marie-Anne von Goldschmidt-Rothschild
  56. Rudolph von Goldschmidt-Rothschild
  57. Victor Mordechai Goldschmidt
  58. Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky
  59. Else von Guaita
  60. Cornelius Gurlitt
  61. Hildebrand Gurlitt
  62. Eugen Gutmann
  63. Fritz Gutmann
  64. Oskar Hainauer
  65. Elisabeth Harkort
  66. Dr. Hermann Harkort IV
  67. Gerhart Hauptmann
  68. Curt Herrmann
  69. Dr. Eduard Freiherr von der Heydt
  70. Alfred von Heymel
  71. Georg Hirth
  72. Alfred Horstmann
  73. Léonie Horstmann
  74. Oscar Huldschinsky
  75. Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine
  76. Dr. Alfons Jaffé
  77. Hedwig Jaffé
  78. Marie Louise Jaffé
  79. Moritz Jaffé
  80. Otto Hermann Kahn
  81. Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler
  82. Richard von Kaufmann
  83. Harry Graf Kessler
  84. August Kestner
  85. Gustav von Klemperer
  86. Elise Koenigs
  87. Felix Koenigs
  88. Franz Koenigs
  89. Helene Kröller-Müller
  90. Dr. Richard von Kühlmann
  91. Albert Langen
  92. Franz von Lenbach
  93. Carl Robert Lessing
  94. Leuchtenberg Gallery
  95. Karl Max von Lichnowsky
  96. Mechtilde von Lichnowsky
  97. Max Martin Liebermann
  98. Max Linde
  99. Bernhard von Lindenau
  100. Erna Löwenstein
  101. Lilly von Mallinckrodt
  102. Fritz Mannheimer
  103. Margarethe Mauthner
  104. Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria
  105. Franz Mayer
  106. Annemarie Meier-Graefe-Broch
  107. Julius Meier-Graefe
  108. Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
  109. Richard Moritz Meyer
  110. Paul Meyerheim
  111. Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse
  112. Rudolf Mosse
  113. Dr. August Victor Freiherr von Mutzenbecher
  114. Hedwig von Mutzenbecher
  115. Dr. Robert Kurt von Mutzenbecher
  116. Benoit Oppenheim
  117. Dr. Franz Otto Oppenheim
  118. Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse
  119. Margarete Oppenheim
  120. Karl Ernst Osthaus
  121. Gertrud Osthaus
  122. Alfred Pringsheim
  123. Walther Rathenau
  124. Johann Gottlob von Quandt
  125. Bernhard von Reesen
  126. Carl Mayer von Rothschild
  127. Gunter Sachs
  128. Albert Kasimir von Sachsen
  129. Adolf Friedrich von Schack
  130. Georg Schäfer
  131. Arthur von Schnitzler
  132. Hedwig von Schnitzler
  133. Paul von Schnitzler
  134. Richard von Schnitzler
  135. Paul von Schwabach
  136. Henri James Simon
  137. Bernhard Sprengel
  138. Carl Sternheim
  139. Thea Sternheim
  140. Sigismund Streit
  141. Barthold Suermondt
  142. Felix Tikotin
  143. Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
  144. Joachim Heinrich Wilhelm Wagener
  145. Johann Ludwig, Reichsgraf von Wallmoden-Gimborn
  146. The Walther Collection
  147. Artur Walther
  148. Arthur von Weinberg
  149. Julius Wernher
  150. Otto Wesendonck
  151. Dr. Alfred Wolff
  152. Reinhold Würth

Israeli Art Collectors

  • נועם גוטסמן Noam Gottesman (b. 1963) New York based businessman and art collector. Known for co-founding of GLG Partners, and is listed on the Forbes 400 list of richest people in America,
  • ראובן הכט Reuben Hecht (1909 – 1993) Industrialist and art collector. He established the Hecht Museum at Haifa University to house his collections of archeological artifacts and 19th-century paintings.
  • אמיר קבירי Amir Gross Kabiri (b. 1980) Businessman and CEO best known as the President of the M.T. Abraham Center for the Visual Arts Foundation and the Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel.
  • יוסף מוגרבי Jose Mugrabi (b. 1939) Businessman and art collector. His art collection includes works by Renoir, Picasso, Rodin, Ernst, Daumier, Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, in addition to 800 Warhols.
  • יעקב פינס Jacob Pins (1917 – 2005) German-Israeli woodcut artist and notable art collector, particularly of Japanese prints and paintings.
  • הארי רקנטי Harry Recanati (1919 – 2011) Banker, art collector and founders of the Recanati Foundation that established and runs the Ralli Museums of art in Uruguay, Chile, Spain & Israel.
  • אילה זקס אברמוב Ayala Zacks-Abramov (1912 – 2011) Israeli-Canadian art collector.

Portuguese Art Collectors

USA Art Collectors

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