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Braun, John F, 1867-1939



  • Existence: 1867 - 1939


John Frederick Braun was born in 1867. He was the head of the Pennsylvania Lawn Mower Works which manufactured leather, cement and other products. Braun was also a collector of American Art including work by John Singer Sargent, George Inness, Whistler, George Bellows, and Gilbert Stuart. In 1929, he donated a collection of 121 works of art by Joseph Pennell. Braun was also a patron of music and art and was on the board of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, president of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and a member of the board of the Presser Foundation and the Pennsylvania Museum. He died in 1939.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Braun papers

Identifier: MS-671
Date(s): 1920 to 1940

John F. Braun (1867-1939), collector. The collection contains papers relating to his collecting of American art including art by Joseph Pennell.

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