The American Artist as Collector: From the Enlightenment to the Post-War Era

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thumbnail of the cover of the symposium's program which feature's a Charles Wilson Peale self portrait.  In the painting a man is pulling back a curtain revealing his musuem.

The purpose of this symposium was twofold: to examine the collecting tastes of specific artists who amassed collections of note, and to explore the impact of artist-advisers on the acquisition patterns of other collectors.

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