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List of famous art collectors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top art collectors in the world? This includes the most prominent art collectors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable art collectors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic art collectors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned art collectors.

This list has a variety of people, like Rainn Wilson and John Waters, in it.

From reputable, prominent, and well known art collectors to the lesser known art collectors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the art collector field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous art collectors ever?" and "What are the names of famous art collectors?" then you're in the right place. (91 items)
Rainn Wilson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
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Rainn Dietrich Wilson is an American actor who is well known for his Emmy-nominated role as the egomaniac Dwight Schrute on the American version of the television comedy The Office. He also directed three episodes of The Office: the Season 6 "The Cover-Up", the Season 7 "Classy Christmas", and the ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: The Office, Juno, Super, One Life to Live

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#47 on The Weirdest Celebrity Middle Names

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John Waters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
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John Samuel Waters Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters's 1970s and early '80s films feature his regular troupe of actors known as the ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Film Editor, + more

Credits: Hairspray, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, Divine Trash

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#66 on The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

#23 on The Most Overrated Directors of All Time

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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was an American sculptor, art patron and collector, and founder in 1931 of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She was a prominent social figure and hostess, who was born into the wealthy Vanderbilt family and married into the Whitney family. ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1875-1942)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Sculptor, Sculpture, Art collector

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Bill Koch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
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William Ingraham "Bill" Koch is an American businessman, sailor, and collector. His boat was the winner of the America's Cup in 1992. Forbes estimated William Koch's net worth was $4.0 billion in March 2012 from oil and other investments. ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Sailor, Art collector

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Louise Fazenda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
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Louise Fazenda was an American film actress, appearing chiefly in silent comedy films. ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1895-1962)

Birthplace: Fairfield Township, USA, Lafayette, Indiana

Profession: Art collector, Actor, Humanitarian

Credits: The Desert Song, On with the Show, Viennese Nights, Leathernecking Bride of the Regiment, + more

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Judy Goffman Cutler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
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Judy Goffman Cutler is an American art dealer, co-founder of the National Museum of American Illustration, and founder and Executive Director of the American Illustrators Gallery, NYC. She has authored and co-authored over fifty exhibition catalogues and art books published by Bison Books/Crescent ...more

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Profession: Author, Art collector, Art dealer

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Daphne Guinness is an actress and film producer. ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Fashion designer, Journalist, Film Producer, Model Art collector, + more

Credits: Cashback

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Charles Saatchi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
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Charles Saatchi is a British businessman and the co-founder with his brother Maurice of advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi. The brothers led the business – the world's largest advertising agency in the 1980s – until they were forced out in 1995. In the same year, the brothers formed a new agency ...more

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Age: 72

Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

Profession: Art collector, Art dealer

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