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The Danaide - bronze
Cantor Collection

The Gates of Hell
Third Maquette

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

801 Av. of the Stars, Suite 435
Los Angeles, California, 90067 USA

Tel. 001 - 310 - 277 46 00
Fax 001 - 310 - 277 02 32
N.Y. Office: 212 - 938 51 36

Executive Director: Rachael Blackburn

The basis for the largest private collection of Rodin works was laid by B. Gerald Cantor and his wife Iris. Cantor started collecting in 1945, being inspired by Rodins marble work 'The Hand of God' in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. 

The Cantors collected appr. 750 Rodin sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and memorabilia. To share the art with the public, they donated more than 600 pieces of their collection to over seventy Museums, notably the Stanford University (187 sculptures), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum and the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Other parts of the collection travel through a large number of museums in the U.S. and around the world.

The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation was established in 1978 to support the arts, cultural life and scholarship, as well as biomedical research. After Gerald Cantor´s death in 1996, Iris Cantor went on to promote these cases as a Chairman of the Foundation.

The Cantor Website reflects this profound commitment and offers a richly illustrated overview of Rodin´s biography and the Cantor Collection, as well as of other Foundation activities.

Hand of God, Marble
Musée Rodin, Paris
Photo: E. Mesmerg

Balzac Studies, ca. 1893

Staff List

Associate Director and Chief Curator: Bernard Barryte

See also Mr Barryte´s announcement on the planned Rodin Symposium, 4-5 October 2002 in Stanford

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, Stanford 

Stanford University Art Museum
Lomita Drive at Museum Way
Stanford, California 94305-5060 USA

Tel. 001 - 650 - 723 41 77
Fax 001 - 650 - 725 04 64

The collaboration of Albert Elsen, a Rodin scholar, and the philanthropist B. Gerald Cantor resulted in a Rodin collection at Stanford of more than 200 objects.

Due to an earthquake in 1989, the Museum had to be rebuilt and opened again in January 1999 as part of a new Visual Arts complex, the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. The Website has a "virtual tour" of the Rodin sculpture garden, which requires an ActiveX viewer.

Some highlights from the permanent collection: 

   Age of Bronze

   Walking Man

   Gates of Hell

   Adam, Eve

   The Thinker



   Seated Woman


   Spirit of Eternal Repose

   Studies for single Burghers and for the
      Balzac Monument

The Website used to give access to the Cantor Arts Center Collection searchable Database with 80 results for Rodin, with corresponding images. Unfortunately, public access has been restricted now.

Questions/Comments to:
Dr. Robin Reisenfeld Gallery Director

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery is located in
O'Kane Hall
One College Street
Worcester, Massachussets 01610

Tel. 508-793-3356
Fax 508-793-3030

  Eustache De St. Pierre, 2nd Maquette, cast 1/12,
     Susse Foundry, 27" x 12" x 11".
     Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collection.


She Who Was the Helmet-
Maker's Beautiful Wife,
ca. 1880–90, bronze

In her book, Mary Levkoff poses the posssibility this figure was modeled as early as 1880-85, and compares it to other sculptures showing an old woman - like Advanced Age and The Old Helen by Claudel, Donatello´s Magdalene and a bronze statuette attributed to Andrea Riccio.

Rodin used the same figure of the old woman for the 1894 composition The Fate and the Convalescent (La Parque et La Convalescente), also known as Jeunesse Triomphante.


Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Bld.
Los Angeles, CAL, 90036 USA

Tel. 001 - 323 - 857 6000

Coordinator of curatorial affairs: Stephanie Barron
Associate Curator: Mary Levkoff

The Los Angeles Copunty Museum of Art received a major Cantor donation in 1973. This comprised numerous sculptures by Bartholdi, Barye, Rude, Carpeaux, Carrier-Belleuse, Dalou and Bourdelle and , of course, Rodin, for whom an entire gallery was created.

The Museum also features a B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden.

Balzac Monument
cast 1967 (9/12)

   See a list of Rodin works at the LACMA.

   For an overview of this collection and an art-historical analysis of the single works one should read the catalog "Rodin in his time" by Mary Levkoff.


For other versions of The Fate and the Convalescent (La Parque et La Convalescente), see Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania; further bronze casts in the California Legion of Honor, Rodin Museum Philadelphia, the Cleveland Art Museum, the Musée Rodin and in Durban Art Gallery, South Africa.


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