By Mary Gabriel

For 4 and a part many years, Etta and Claribel Cone roamed artists' studios and paintings galleries in Europe, development one of many greatest, most vital paintings collections on the planet. At one time, those independently prosperous Jewish girls from Baltimore obtained bargains from nearly each well-known artwork museum on this planet, all fearful to accommodate their hitherto inner most assemblage of contemporary artwork. In 1949, they provided all their holdings to the Baltimore Museum of artwork. In 2002, that assortment was once worth approximately $1 billion, making them of the main philanthropic paintings creditors of our age. but, for advanced purposes, the tale of the Cone sisters hasn't ever been totally or adequately told.

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