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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
Rainn Wilson 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 ...more

John Waters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
John Waters 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 ...more

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney 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 ...more

Bill Koch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Bill Koch 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 ...more

Louise Fazenda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
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Judy Goffman Cutler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Judy Goffman Cutler 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 ...more

Daphne Guinness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
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Charles Saatchi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Charles Saatchi 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 ...more

Robert Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Robert Hoffman Robert K. Hoffman was an American businessperson and philanthropist, most notable for co-founding the influential humor magazine National Lampoon. Born in Dallas, Texas, Hoffman graduated from ...more

Manuel Barbachano Ponce is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
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Laurence S. Cutler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Laurence S. Cutler Laurence Cutler is an American architect, urban designer, historic property developer, author, educator, advertising executive and museum founder. Along with his wife, Judy Goffman Cutler, he is ...more

Edward James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Edward James Edward William Frank James was a British poet known for his patronage of the surrealist art movement.

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Francesca von Habsburg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Francesca von Habsburg Francesca von Habsburg-Lothringen is an art collector and the wife of Karl Habsburg-Lothringen, head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.

Elie Hirschfeld is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Elie Hirschfeld Elie Hirschfeld is an American real estate developer, theatrical producer, philanthropist and art collector based in New York City. He is the son of the late real estate mogul Abe Hirschfeld.

Peggy Guggenheim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Peggy Guggenheim Marguerite "Peggy" Guggenheim was an American art collector, bohemian and socialite. Born to a wealthy New York City family, she was the daughter of Benjamin Guggenheim, who went down ...more

Cone sisters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Cone sisters The Cone sisters were Claribel Cone and Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland. Together they gathered one of the finest collections of modern French art in the United States. They were wealthy ...more

Chester Dale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Chester Dale Chester Dale was an American banker and patron of the arts. Dale earned large sums from working for the New York Stock Exchange, allowing him to collect a group of 19th and 20th-century French ...more

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Frederick Richards Leyland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Frederick Richards Leyland Frederick Richards Leyland was a British shipowner and art collector from Liverpool.

Etta Cone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors

Isabella Stewart Gardner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Isabella Stewart Gardner Isabella Stewart Gardner – founder of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston – was an American art collector, philanthropist, and one of the foremost female patrons of the arts. Isabella ...more

Halil Şerif Pasha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Halil Şerif Pasha Halil Şerif Pasha, also transliterated as Halil Sherif Pasha, was an Ottoman-Egyptian diplomat and art collector whose collection was described by Théophile Gautier as "the first ...more

Francis Ingram-Seymour-Conway,... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Francis Ingram-Seymour-Conway, 2nd Marquess of Hertford Francis Ingram-Seymour-Conway, 2nd Marquess of Hertford KG, PC, PC, styled The Honourable Francis Seymour-Conway until 1750, Viscount Beauchamp between 1750 and 1793, and Earl of Yarmouth ...more

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Jane Holzer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
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Sir Richard Wallace, 1st Baron... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Sir Richard Wallace, 1st Baronet Sir Richard Wallace, 1st Baronet was an English art collector. He was the illegitimate son of Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, for whom he worked as secretary, and inherited his ...more

Thomas Monro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Thomas Monro Thomas Monro was a British art collector and patron. He was Principal Physician of the Bethlem Royal Hospital and one-time consulting physician to George III.

Dominique de Menil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Dominique de Menil Dominique de Menil was a French-American art collector, philanthropist, founder of the Menil Collection and an heiress to the Schlumberger Limited oil-equipment fortune. She was awarded the ...more

Flora Payne Whitney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Flora Payne Whitney Flora Payne Whitney, also known as Flora Whitney Miller, was an American socialite, art collector, and patron of the arts.

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Dorothy Vogel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
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Paul Gachet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Paul Gachet Paul-Ferdinand Gachet was a French physician most famous for treating the painter Vincent van Gogh during his last weeks in Auvers-sur-Oise. Gachet was a great supporter of artists and the ...more

William Henry Gill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
William Henry Gill William Henry Gill was an Australian ethnographer, collector of Aboriginal artefacts, and art dealer.

Frits Lugt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Frits Lugt Frederik Johannes "Frits" Lugt, was a self-taught collector and connoisseur of Dutch drawings and prints and a selfless and tireless compiler of essential reference tools documenting ...more

Sunday Reed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Sunday Reed Sunday Reed was notable for supporting and collecting Australian art with her husband John Reed.

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Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Ar... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel KG, was a prominent English courtier during the reigns of King James I and King Charles I, but he made his name as a Grand Tourist and art collector rather ...more

Holly Solomon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Holly Solomon Holly Solomon was a prominent collector of contemporary art and founder of the Holly Solomon Gallery in New York City in 1975. Her Soho gallery was initially known for nurturing the artistic ...more

Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Ma... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford KG, PC, PC was a British courtier and politician.

Francis Seymour-Conway, 3rd Ma... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Francis Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford KG, GCH PC, styled Viscount Beauchamp between 1793 and 1794 and Earl of Yarmouth between 1794 and 1822, was a British Tory politician and ...more

Robert Isaacson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Robert Isaacson Robert Isaacson was a collector, scholar, and art dealer eulogized upon his death as "the Berenson of nineteenth century academic studies."

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Jane Frank is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
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Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Ma... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford Captain Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford KG was the son of Francis Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford and Maria Seymour-Conway, Marchioness of Hertford. Although Lord ...more

Taylor White is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Taylor White Taylor White FRS was a British jurist, naturalist, and art collector. A Fellow of the Royal Society, he was the patron of several prominent wildlife and botanical artists including Peter ...more

Hugh Andrew Johnstone Munro of... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Hugh Andrew Johnstone Munro of Novar Hugh Andrew Johnstone Munro of Novar was a Scottish art collector.

Ezra Nahmad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Ezra Nahmad Ezra Nahmad is a Lebanon-born fine art collector and dealer, and a billionaire with a net worth of US$1.5 billion. He has four children, including the British art dealer Helly Nahmad, and ...more

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Jeff Chang is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Jeff Chang Jeff Chang is a Taiwanese male singer, who performs sentimental Mandarin pop ballads. Chang was born in Yunlin, Taiwan. He started off his showbiz career by winning a singing competition while ...more

Rolf de Maré is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Rolf de Maré Rolf de Maré, sometimes called Rolf de Mare, was a Swedish art collector and leader of the Ballets Suédois in Paris in 1920–1925. In 1933 he founded the world's first museum for

Anatoly Nikolaievich Demidov, ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Anatoly Nikolaievich Demidov, 1st Prince of San Donato Count Anatoly Nikolaievich Demidov, 1st Prince of San Donato, was a Russian industrialist, diplomat and arts patron of the Demidov family.

Niels Onstad is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Niels Onstad Niels Onstad was a Norwegian shipowner and art collector. Niels Onstad was born in Kristiania in 1909. In 1935, together with his brother Haakon Onstad, he started the shipping company, Niels ...more

Maja Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Maja Hoffmann Maja Hoffmann is an avid Swiss art collector, art patron, documentary filmmaker, impresario, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of the LUMA Foundation in the Provençal city of Arles

Everhard Jabach is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Everhard Jabach German banker, mainly active in Paris.

Heinrich, Baron Thyssen-Bornem... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Heinrich, Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon Heinrich Thyssen, since June 22, 1907 Heinrich Freiherr Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva, was a German-Hungarian entrepreneur and art collector.

Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bo... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Art Collectors
Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza Hans Henrik Ágost Gábor Tasso Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon, a noted industrialist and art collector, was a Dutch-born Swiss citizen with a Hungarian title, a legal resident ...more