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The Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena

Norton Simon’s activity as a collector spanned more than 30 years and encompassed the purchase of more than 8,000 works of art during his lifetime. He began this pursuit in the mid 1950s with purchases of works by 19th-century painters such as Daumier, Degas, Renoir and Gauguin. The one lasting exception to his focus on French Impressionists and Post Impressionists in these early years was his abiding love of works by Rembrandt. By the end of the 1960s, his pace in buying accelerated, as his tastes expanded to embrace Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, as well as 20th-century paintings, sculpture and works on paper by Maillol, Picasso, Henry Moore, Braque and Giacometti, among others.

Source: nortonsimon.org
411 W Colorado Blvd
Exhibitions
Museum's collection
Claude Monet. The Seine estuary at Honfleur
6
Claude Monet
1865, 89.5×150.5 cm
Haim Solomonovich Soutine. Landscape at Cagnes
6
Haim Solomonovich Soutine
54×64.8 cm
Edgar Degas. Laundress
6
Edgar Degas
1873, 25.1×19.4 cm
Paul Klee. Asylum
4
Paul Klee
1930, 54×34 cm
Paul Cezanne. Still life with tulips in a vase
14
Paul Cezanne
1892, 72×42 cm
Claude Monet. “The Artist’s Garden at Vetheuil”
37
Claude Monet
1881, 100.3×81.3 cm
Wassily Kandinsky. Small worlds II
6
Wassily Kandinsky
1922, 32.7×28.1 cm
France Snyders. Still life with fruit and vegetables
1
France Snyders
1635, 256.5×173.4 cm
Francisco de Zurbaran. Plate with lemons, a basket of oranges and a rose on the saucer
7
Francisco de Zurbaran
1633, 62×107 cm
Jean Edouard Vuillard. The first fruits
5
Jean Edouard Vuillard
1899, 243.8×431.8 cm
Claude Monet. The entrance to the port of Honfleur
12
Claude Monet
1868, 50.2×61.3 cm
Pablo Picasso. Woman with book
11
Pablo Picasso
1932, 130.5×97.8 cm
Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun. Theresa, Countess Kinsky
2
Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun
1793, 100×137.5 cm
Paul Gauguin. Christ in the garden of Gethsemane (self-portrait)
3
Paul Gauguin
1889, 73×92 cm
Jean Edouard Vuillard. "Landscapes and interiors". Interior with pink Wallpaper II
2
Jean Edouard Vuillard
1899, 40.6×33 cm
Pablo Picasso. Woman with a mandolin
2
Pablo Picasso
1925, 130.5×97.8 cm
Henri Matisse. Odalisque with tambourine (Harmony in blue)
2
Henri Matisse
1926, 92.1×65.1 cm
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Portrait of a boy
4
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1650-th , 64.8×55.9 cm
Franz Marc. Bathers
1
Franz Marc
1910, 109×141 cm
Camille Pissarro. Boulevard des Fosses, PONTOISE
4
Camille Pissarro
1872, 46.4×55.9 cm
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