Etta Cone Letters
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Topics include Etta's focus on building her art collection, as well as her social and business activities, travel plans, health concerns, and her support of Richard Guggenheimer's artistic endeavors.
Also included in the file are newspaper clippings about the Cones from the Greensboro Daily News and Greensboro Sun; an article from the April 1979 volume of Arts Journal; and a catalog of an exhibit of the Cone collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
- 1927 - 1949
- Cone, Etta (Person)
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A strong influence on the collecting of the Cone sisters came through their friendship with the Steins in Paris during the early 1900s. It was through the Stein family that the Cones met Matisse and Picasso; Etta Cone and Henri Matisse became especially close.
Following World War I, Etta and Claribel traveled to Europe on an annual basis to buy art, antiques, furniture, lace, and textiles. The sisters participated in the cultural life of the cities of Europe and at home in Baltimore, where they were considered rather eccentric and bohemian due to their unconvential dress, modern tastes in art, and independence.
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