Birnbaum, Martin, 1878-1970Alternative names
Martin Birnbaum was born in Hungary, but brought to America as a child and naturalized. He studied at City College of New York and Columbia, and admitted to the bar, joined the law firm of Scott & Fowles. He became an important art collector and dealer, and was the first to show Paul Klee, Edvard Munch, and other European artists in America. An accomplished and eclectic man of great personal charm, he also translated poetry, played the violin, and wrote numerous brochures and biographies about art and artists.
From the description of Martin Birnbaum letters to Stanley Weintraub, 1962-1963. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62171567
Art dealer, New York, N.Y.
Manager of the Berlin Photographic Co., New York City, 1910-1916. Longtime partner in the art firm of Scott & Fowles. Spent later part of his career building the Grenville Lindall Winthrop Collection, now at the Fogg Museum.
From the description of Martin Birnbaum papers, 1862-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82155900
- Art galleries, Commercial
- Art dealers--20th century--Correspondence
- Art--Collectors and collecting
- Art dealers
- United States (as recorded)
- New York (State)--New York (as recorded)