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ID: 500356367
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500356367

 
Record Type: Person
Mellon, Andrew W. (American financier, patron, 1855-1937)

Note: The founder of the National Gallery of Art was Andrew William Mellon (1855-1937). Having entered his Pittsburgh family's banking business at age nineteen, Mellon became a highly successful financier and industrialist. He served as Secretary of the Treasury from 1921 to 1932 in the cabinets of Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover and then acted as ambassador to Great Britain in 1932-1933. He is noted as one of the nation’s foremost art collectors, Mellon gave a collection valued at 25 million dollars to the US government in 1937. Mellon donated another 15 million dollars to build the National Gallery of Art, opened in 1941, to house the collection.

Names:
Mellon, Andrew W. (preferred,V,index)
Andrew W. Mellon (V,display)
Mellon, Andrew William (V)
Mellon, Andrew (U)
A.W. Mellon (LU,U)
a.w. mellon educational & charitable trust (LU,U)
hon. a.w. mellon (LU,U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
financier (preferred)
patron
politician
collector
owner

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Pittsburgh (Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Southampton (Suffolk county, New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   United States (North and Central America) (nation)
active:   Washington (DC, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
donor of ....  National Gallery of Art  
..............  (American art museum, Washington, DC, established 1937) [500115983]
parent by marriage (in-law) of ....  Bruce, David K. E.  
....................................................  (American diplomat and patron, 1898 -1977) [500356371]
parent of ....  Bruce, Ailsa Mellon  
................  (American socialite, patron, 1901-1969) [500356370]
parent of ....  Mellon, Paul  
................  (American patron, 1907-1999) [500253675]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Mellon, Andrew W. (I)

Biographies:
(American financier, patron, 1855-1937) ..... [VP Preferred]
(owner, 1855-1937) ..... [PROV]
(American owner, 1855-1937) ..... [PROV]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Andrew W. Mellon ........ [PROV, VP]
.................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
.................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
A.W. Mellon ........ [PROV]
.........................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
a.w. mellon educational & charitable trust ........ [PROV, VP]
............................................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
hon. a.w. mellon ........ [PROV]
..............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Mellon, Andrew ........ [PROV]
..............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Mellon, Andrew W. ........ [PROV Preferred, VP Preferred]
...................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
...................................  National Gallery of Art, Washington DC [online] (2002)
...................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
...................................  Washington, National Gallery of Art
Mellon, Andrew William ........ [PROV, VP]
.............................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
.............................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)

Subject: ........ [PROV, VP]
....................  Washington NG credit line
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
.......... National Gallery of Art, Washington DC [online] (2002) accessed 13 September 2014
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