Justin K. Thannhauser was the son of renowned art dealer Heinrich Thannhauser, who founded the Galerie Moderne in Munich in 1909. From an early age, Thannhauser worked with his father to build impressive exhibitions of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works as well as the art of the contemporary French and German avant-gardes. The Thannhausers’ commitment to promoting artistic progress paralleled the vision of Solomon R. Guggenheim. In recognition of this shared spirit, Justin Thannhauser bequested a significant portion of his art collection—including masterpieces by Cézanne, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Picasso, Pissarro, Renoir, and Van Gogh—to the Guggenheim Museum, where it is on view in a dedicated gallery.
Before the Mirror, 1876
Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 28 1/8 inches
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Thannhauser Collection. Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser, 1978
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Paul Gauguin, Haere Mai, 1891. Oil on burlap. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser.
Woman with Yellow Hair (Femme aux cheveux jaunes), Paris, December 1931. Oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 31 7/8 inches (100 x 81 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York,Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.59. © 2009 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Edgar Degas, Dancers in Green and Yellow, c. 1903. Pastel and charcoal on several pieces of tracing paper, mounted on board. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection, Gift of Justin K. Thannhauser, 1978
Paul Cézanne, Fiasque, verre et poterie, ca. 1877. Huile sur toile, 45,7 x 55,4 cm. Collection Thannhauser, Donation, Justin K. Thannhauser. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York