The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection
Walter Hubert Annenberg was an American publisher, philanthropist and diplomat and became one of the richest individuals in the United States. In his later years he became well known for giving away vast amounts of money to educational programs, cultural institutions and political campaigns. The Annenberg French Impressionist art collection was valued at approximately $1 billion in 1991 and upon Mr. Annenberg’s death in 2002 was donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection includes over 50 works by 18 great artists of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. These include Monet, Manet, Renoir, Cezanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Picasso.