Albert C. Barnes

American chemist Albert C. Barnes

Albert Coombs Barnes was an American chemist and art collector. With the fortune made from the development of the antiseptic, gonorrhea drug Argyrol, he founded the Barnes Foundation, an educational institution based on his private collection of art. It is strongly represented by paintings by Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Modernist masters, as well as furniture and crafted objects. It is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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24 July 1951

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Battle for the Barnes continues - Lexology (registration)
Google News - about 7 years
The petition was filed on behalf of several groups who are apparently dedicated to keeping the collection in Lower Merion under the terms of Albert Barnes' will. In December 2004, Judge Stanley Ott granted permission for, but did not mandate,
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Two arrests made in drive-by shooting - WWL
Google News - about 7 years
Jermaine Albert Barnes, 20, and Tremel Mackenzie Barnes, 29, were arrested on warrants for attempted first degree murder and illegal discharge of a firearm. The vehicle, a red 2007 Dodge Charger, used in the shooting was seized, as well as a stolen ATV
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Sammlung Clark: Hingerissen vom Impressionismus - Handelsblatt
Google News - about 7 years
Renoirs Gestalten der Spätperiode bezeichnete Clark als „hässliche Würste“, die er weniger wählerischen Sammlerkollegen, wie Dr. Albert Barnes überließ, der 181 Renoir-Gemälde besaß. Die von Clark ausgewählten 39 Renoirs überzeugen selbst
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Arterial Calcification a Risk Factor for Stroke, Dementia - Medscape
Google News - about 7 years
In general, calcification is a marker for chronic and more extensive vascular disease, Joseph Broderick, MD, Albert Barnes Voorheis Chair of Neurology at University of Cincinnati, Ohio, told Medscape Medical News. "This study of arterial calcification
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Lady Gaga Releases Freaky Homage to Marina Abramovic, Claes Oldenburg's Giant ... - ARTINFO
Google News - about 7 years
[Bloomberg] – Barnes Cited as Apogee of Poor Estate Planning: In Philanthropy Magazine, businessman and art collector Albert Barnes becomes a case study for poor estate planning. According to the piece, "The Barnes Foundation has become a case study in
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Battle For Brooklyn Movie Review - Shockya.com
Google News - about 7 years
“Battle For Brooklyn” is reminiscent of Don Argott's 2010 documentary “The Art of the Steal,” about a decades-long tug-of-war over the late Albert Barnes' $30 billion art collection, and efforts to bring it to Philadelphia, which ran counter to his
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Barnesova sbírka - poklady moderního umění - Lidovky.cz
Google News - about 7 years
Albert Barnes zemřel v roce 1951. I po své smrti chtěl pojistit neměnnou budoucnost toho, co s velkou pečlivostí vybudoval. Ve své závěti direktivně určil, aby byla sbírka vedena přesně tím způsobem, jak se dělo za jeho života
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The Barnes Foundation on the Parkway / Tod Williams + Billie Tsien - IBTimes Hong Kong
Google News - about 7 years
The Barnes Foundation was initiated by Albert Barnes in the early 20th century to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts” and horticulture. The foundation has been located in Merion, Pennsylvania for almost a
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Judge Ott, you could be our hero - Main Line
Google News - about 7 years
This started with the personal animosity between Albert Barnes and Walter Annenberg with his dollar power and as owner of the Inquirer. Even today, 80 years later, writers still label Albert Barnes as the “irascible Barnes
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50 years of war: Adaptable 'Commando' comic still going strong - The Independent
Google News - about 7 years
The first editor of the Dandy was Albert Barnes, who was in charge from 1937 to 1982, and I don't think he'll have looked at one piece of market research in his life. But if it's fast, action, celebrity-led gags that's required these days,
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Court was Mis-led by Pa. AG's Office, Barnes Petitioners Will Argue Today - Patch.com
Google News - about 7 years
On the other hand, Dr. Albert Barnes' other estate, the 137-acre Ker-Feal in Chester County, with an 18th century farmhouse and a large collection of “Americana,” did get registered—nationally as well as with the state—in 2003, Yaari said
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Exposition : L'impressionnisme vu par Robert Sterling Clark - MyBoox
Google News - about 7 years
A travers deux essais documentés, James A. Ganz et Richard R. Brettell proposent tour à tour, de découvrir différentes facettes de cet autodidacte, riche héritier des machines à coudre Singer et qui, tout comme Albert Barnes, Henry Clay Frick ou Duncan
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Barnes stänger ner - Svenska Dagbladet
Google News - about 7 years
Trots att läkemedelsmiljonären Albert Barnes skrev att inget fick lånas ut, säljas eller tas ner har nu en domstol tillåtit stiftelsen att flytta konsten till nya och större lokaler mitt i Philadelphia. Originalet kan ses som en virtuell rundtur på
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All About Albert - The Weekly Standard (blog)
Google News - about 7 years
Philanthropy magazine features Albert Barnes on the cover of its summer issue, the latest in a growing number of newspapers and magazines to run feature stories about Barnes and his museum in Pennsylvania. James Panero, writing in Philanthropy: Albert
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Albert Barnes, the man whose revolutionary art museum has left Merion amidst ... - Main Line
Google News - over 7 years
By Kathy O'Loughlin What began as a small museum and arboretum on the Merion estate of Dr. Albert C. Barnes has expanded into one of the most spectacular collections of artwork. Valued in the billions of dollars, the museum is said to be home to the
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4 more ways the wealthy make money on fun - Reuters Blogs (blog)
Google News - over 7 years
Fun Fact: Albert Barnes, who made his fortune in the medical field, bought his first Van Gogh and Picasso paintings in 1912. Once dismissed as eccentric by the art establishment, Barnes is regarded today as a visionary. His collection, now in the hands
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New York Times Posts Interactive Tour of the Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 7 years
The foundation's culturally and financially valuable collection was amassed by the late Dr. Albert Barnes—whose will mandated that the collection remain in Merion. For reasons of money and availability, the Barnes Foundation took to the courts to have
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Cautionary tale - Financial Times
Google News - over 7 years
Albert Barnes, born in 1872, was a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and collector who loathed Philadelphia's art establishment. He commissioned the limestone residence and gallery, tucked deep behind an inconspicuous gate in a wealthy suburban
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The Original Paul Offit - Age of Autism
Google News - over 7 years
His name was Dr. Albert Barnes – a physician and consulting chemist for the smallpox vaccine manufacturer HK Mulford Co. at the turn of the 20 th century. At that time, there was a controversy raging over Mulford's smallpox vaccinations and whether
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Saying Goodbye To The Barnes - Patch.com
Google News - over 7 years
After nearly 90 years in Merion, Albert Barnes' world-renowned art collection is down to its last month on Latches Lane. For visitors these days, it's clear that the end is nigh
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1951
    Age 79
    Barnes died on July 24, 1951, in an automobile crash.
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  • 1943
    Age 71
    In August 1943, he was awarded $20,000 - the amount owed less $4,000, which the court expected Russell to be able to earn from public lectures for the three-year period.
  • 1942
    Age 70
    In 1942, when Russell agreed to give weekly lectures at the Rand School of Social Science, Barnes dismissed him for breach of contract.
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  • 1940
    Age 68
    In 1940, Barnes and his wife Laura purchased an 18th-century estate in West Pikeland Township, Pennsylvania, and named it "Ker-Feal" (Breton for “House of Fidèle”) after their favorite dog.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1925
    Age 53
    Barnes wrote several books about his theories of art aesthetics. He was assisted by his educational staff, whom he also encouraged to publish their own writings. From 1925-26, he and the staff published articles in the Journal of the Barnes Foundation.
    Barnes' interests included what came to be called the Harlem Renaissance, and he followed its artists and writers. In March 1925, Barnes wrote an essay "Negro Art and America", published in the Survey Graphic of Harlem, which was edited by Alain Locke.
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  • 1923
    Age 51
    In 1923, a public showing of Barnes' collection proved that it was too avant-garde for most people's taste at the time.
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  • 1922
    Age 50
    In 1922, Barnes created a foundation to display his collection according to his aesthetic theories, strongly influenced by the American philosopher, John Dewey.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1913
    Age 41
    For example, in 1913, Barnes acquired Picasso's Peasants and Oxen for $300 - about $6,500 in 2010 - and he picked up dozens more canvasses for a dollar apiece.
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  • 1912
    Age 40
    In 1912, during a stay in Paris, Barnes was invited to the home of Gertrude and Leo Stein, where he met artists such as Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1911
    Age 39
    In 1911, Barnes gave Glackens $20,000 to buy paintings for him in Paris.
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  • 1910
    Age 38
    From about 1910, when he was in his late 30s, Barnes began to dedicate himself to the study and collecting of art.
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  • 1907
    Age 35
    He bought out Hille, and in 1907, Barnes had become a millionaire at the age of 35.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1899
    Age 27
    In 1899, with a German chemist named Hermann Hille, Barnes developed a mild silver nitrate antiseptic solution.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1872
    Age 0
    Born on January 2, 1872.
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