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Timken Museum of Art: A Sisterly Act

Posted: Mar. 19th, 2008  |  By JustLuxe Team
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Arts & Culture: The Timken Museum of Art, which is located in beautiful downtown San Diego, Calif., is the permanent home of the acclaimed Putman Foundation Collection. The collection consists of paintings of European, American, and Russian artists acquired by Amy and Anne R. Putman. The Putnam sisters are heiresses of the Timken Company, which is the world's largest manufacturer of tapered roller bearings and mechanical seamless steel tubing. The firm was among the first to produce roller bearings for railroad cars.

A majority of the sisters' collection consists of artwork dating back to the 15th century. George Inness, Thomas Birch, and Benjamin West are some of the painters of the American Collection. Franz Hals, Gabriel Metsu, and Nicolaes Maes represent work of the Dutch/Flemish Collection. Collections of French and Italian artists include paintings of Claude Lorrain and Bartolomeo Veneto, respectively.

Some of the displayed artwork dates back to the 15th century. The Return of the Prodigal Son, Portrait of a Lady in a Green Dress, Still Life, Portrait of a Lady, and A View of Haarlem and Bleaching Fields serve as excellent representative samples of the masters' works permanently exhibited at the Timken.

Paintings from the elaborate Putnam Foundation Collection were loaned to museums worldwide until 1965, when the Timken Museum of Art opened its doors. Numerous paintings of the collection were on loan to esteemed museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the National Gallery in Washington, DC, and the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University.

The Timken Museum of Art is located close to the San Diego Museum of Art in San Diego's scenic Balboa Park.

For LxM James Rothaar

Museum: Timken Museum of Art
Location: San Diego, Calif.
Web site: http://www.timkenmuseum.org/
Contact: (619) 239-5548 / info@timkenmuseum.org
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