Miss Etta and Dr. Claribel Bringing Matisse to America by Susan Fillion
  

Synopsis

Miss Etta and Dr. Claribel Bringing Matisse to America by Susan Fillion

This is the fascinating story of two sisters and their amazing collection of modern art. What could be more unlikely than a tale of two unmarried sisters from a German-Jewish family in Baltimore amassing one of the major collections of modern art in America? But Etta and Claribel Cone saw the potential of young artists like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso when few people, or institutions, in America even knew they existed. Etta and her sister had fallen in love with art on their first trip to Italy, after which they began collecting in earnest. Buying without advice or counsel, trusting their eyes and instincts, they began concentrating on the avant-garde, befriending and supporting artists. For decades, their treasures remained hidden. Claribel died in 1929, and in 1934 Etta published a catalogue of the stunning collection she would ultimately bequeath to The Baltimore Museum of Art in 1949. Only then was the amazing breadth of their vision revealed.

About the Author

Susan Fillion is an artist and museum educator in Baltimore, where she has introduced audiences of all ages to the Cone Collection.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
92 pages

Author

Susan Fillion
More books by Susan Fillion

Publisher

Publication date

31st May 2012

ISBN

9781567924343


We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools