Peter Beard and the Clergues by Anne Clergue It all started with Jérôme Hill, (1905-1972) Peter Beard’s uncle who had a house in Cassis, la Batterie. His grandfather had created a railroad company in the United States, the Great Northern Railway and the First National Bank in St Paul. Freedom was in order, he became a painter, director, photographer, composer. Passionate about art, he inherited his grandfather’s exceptional collection, which included Corot, Daubigny, Delacroix, Puvis de Chavannes and members of the Barbizon school. He himself became a great collector, he created the Jerome Foundation in the United States which...
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