CANTOR FOUNDATION & RELATED COLLECTIONS IN CALIFORNIA
Click this image to enter the Cantor´s
virtual Rodin Gallery:
The Danaide - bronze
The Gates of Hell
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
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
Gates of Hell
Spirit of Eternal Repose
Studies for single Burghers and for the
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.
Dr. Robin Reisenfeld Gallery
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery is located in
One College Street
Worcester, Massachussets 01610
Eustache De St.
Pierre, 2nd Maquette, cast 1/12,
Susse Foundry, 27" x 12" x 11".
Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor
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
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.
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.