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Kress, Samuel H(enry)locked

(b Cherryville, PA, July 23, 1863; d New York, Sept 22, 1955).
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American businessman and collector. The successful development of a chain of variety stores in the southern and western states provided the wealth necessary to fund his art collecting, and his frequent business and pleasure trips to Europe gave him access to art and art dealers. He started to acquire works of the Italian Renaissance, relying initially on the advice of the Florentine collector and dealer Conte ...

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