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 Solomon Robert Guggenheim

Solomon Robert Guggenheim

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Nov 1949 (aged 88)
Port Washington, Nassau County, New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 53419137 · View Source
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Mining tycoon, philanthropist, art patron. He was the senior member of the firm of Guggenheim brothers and last survivor of the seven sons of Meyer Guggenheim. As a multi-millionaire copper king he also founded the Yukon Gold Company in Alaska. As head of the family firm, Guggenheim was director of a number of metals corporations including Kennecott Copper, Braden Copper, Pacific Tin, and the Nevada Northern Railway Company. He was also a major stock holder of Anaconda Copper Mining Company. As a noted art collector, he established the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to foster the appreciation of the modern form of non-objective painting. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, holds much of his collection and was named in his honor. Additional Guggenheim Museums that hold his art collection are located in Venice, Italy; Spain; Guadalajara, Mexiico; AbuDhabi, United Arab Emirates; Lithuania and Las Vegas.

Bio by: Arthur Allen Moore III


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  • Originally Created by: Arthur Allen Moore III
  • Added: 8 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53419137
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Solomon Robert Guggenheim (2 Feb 1861–3 Nov 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53419137, citing Salem Fields Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .