This book offers a thorough visual biography of the life of Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979) as collector, through a selection of works from the world-renowned collection she established primarily between 1938 and 1946, and to which she would continue to add for the rest of her life.
The selections from her collection, emphasizing lesser-known works, are accompanied by a series of previously unpublished photographs from her life during periods spent living in London, Paris and her native New York, as well as Venice, where she settled with her collection in 1949 and spent her remaining 30 years.
Each period of Guggenheim’s life is examined through contributions from 13 international scholars and researchers, which, along with the photographs, provide new insights into her colorful and impressive career building one of the world’s most significant and widely visited personal art collections.
Karole P. B. Vail is Director of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.
Vivien Greene is Senior Curator of 19th and Early 20th Century Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Patricia Allmer is Director of Research at the Edinburgh College of Art; and Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Edinburgh.
David Anfam is Senior Consulting Curator at Clyfford Still Museum, Director of the Research Center and Managing Director, Art Ex Ltd.
Malvina Borgherini is Director of Research at MediaLab, Istituto Universitario di Architettura, Venice.
Davide Colombo is Research Assistant of Contemporary Art at University of Parma.
Alice Ensabella is Fellow at Center for Italian Modern Art, New York.
Chiara Fabi is Art Historian and Curator at Musei Civici, Milan.
Simonetta Fraquelli is Art Historian and Independent Curator.
Flavia Frigeri is Art Historian and Curator and Teaching Fellow of History of Art, University College London.
Karen Kurczynski is Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Ellen McBreen is Associate Professor of Art History, Wheaton College.
Antonia Pocock is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
Chris Stephens is Director at The Holburne Museum, Bath.
Gražina Subelyte is Assistant Curator of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.