Henry Clay Frick: An Intimate Portrait

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HardCover. Pub Date: 1998 Pages: 599 in Publisher: Abbeville Press With unprecedented access to personal letters. private family diaries. and the Frick archives at the Frick Collection in New York City and at family residences in Pittsburgh. Martha Frick Symington Sanger has written an unique and penetrating account of the life and times of Henry Clay Frick and his family. In addition. the author explains in this meticulously researched book the reasons why Frick and his daughter Helen selected the paintings. sculpture. and other items that are included in the collection.Since 1935 the magnificent act treasures of the Frick Collection have been open to the public in the New York City mansion that the family occupied. This book will enrich any visitor's experience of the Frick Collection in a way that had not been possible in previous books. The intriguing topics covered here...

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"The life of Henry Clay Frick industrialist, coke magnate and, later, Andrew Carnegie’s partner in the steel business is fascinatingly chronicled in this volume by his great-granddaughter Martha Frick Symington Sanger. In taking a decidedly psychological approach to her subject, Ms. Sanger may have explained a mystery that has perplexed Frick’s past biographers: What motivated one of the most notorious of the turn-of-the-century robber barons to begin collecting paintings and other artwork so assiduously?" Vartan Gregorian for The Opinion Journal

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Frick, notorious during the 19th century for his persecution of labor and his role in the Johnstown flood tragedy, also assembled an extensive and well-respected personal art collection. Here, his great-granddaughter reconciles these two aspects of his personality by examining how events in his public and personal lives influenced the selection of

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