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Old Master Drawings

Property of the Berger Collection Educational Trust

Continuing from its success in 2016, Sotheby’s is proud to offer a number of properties from The Berger Collection Educational Trust in 2017 to benefit future philanthropy.

Both natives of Denver, William M. B. Berger and Bernadette Berger began their collecting activities in the 1990s with a passion that has rarely been matched. Over the course of just a few years, they amassed one of the most important collections of British Art in America, spanning over 600 years, as well as excellent examples of French, Italian and American paintings and drawings.

The Bergers were dedicated to using art as a vehicle for education: “We have always believed that art, as well as music, poetry, and literature, refreshes and enriches our lives.” In order to further their mission, they founded the Berger Collection Educational Trust. The Trust’s mission focuses on British Art, culture and history, and uses the collection that the Bergers created to further its goals. It has sponsored numerous exhibitions throughout the United States devoted to British painting, as well as being a major supporter of the British Art Journal. The Trust administers together with the Journal the highly prestigious William M. B. Berger Prize for British Art History, awarded for excellence in the field.

Highlights

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Auctions

Old Master Drawings
25 January 2017 | New York

Master Paintings & Sculpture Evening Sale
25 January 2017 | New York

Master Paintings & Sculpture Day Sale
26 January 2017 | New York

Important Chinese Art
14–15 March 2017 | New York

Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art
18 March 2017 | New York

Collections
April 2017 | New York

19th Century European Art
May 2017 | New York

Fine Books and Manuscripts
June 2017 | New York

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
June 2017 | London

Online Berger Collection Sale
June 2017 | Online

Old Master Drawings
July 2017 | London

Past Auctions

American Art
21 November 2016 | New York

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
6 December 2016 | London

Contacts

Old Master Paintings
+1 212 606 7230

Old Master Drawings
+1 212 606 7222
+44 (0)20 7293 6450

Books and Manuscripts
+ 212 606 738
+44 (0)20 7293 6182

Chinese Works of Art
+1 212 606 7332

American Art
+1 212 606 7280

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