NEW YORK – Sports enthusiasts will likely recognize the late businessman and philanthropist Edward M. Snider as the former owner of the Philadelphia Flyers and one of the most influential figures in the National Hockey League. But the sports legend had another less well-known passion ­– art. An avid collector, Snider acquired works by some of the most distinguished masters of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including Fragonard, Herring, Renoir and Bierstadt.

As always with Snider, it comes back to sports and to his philanthropic endeavours. Full proceeds from the sale of the eighteen works will benefit the Edward M. Snider Youth Hockey Supporting Organization, a charitable foundation that Mr Snider created in 2005.

Click ahead to preview highlights from the Edward M. Snider Collection, which will be offered at Sotheby’s across a series of auctions this autumn beginning with the Impressionst & Modern Art Day Sale on 15 November and continuing into early 2017.
 

LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
 

Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale
15 November | New York

American Art
21 November | New York

European Art
22 November | New York

Master Paintings Evening Sale
25 January | New York

Master Paintings and Sculpture Day Sale
26 January | New York