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Paintings and Sculptures from the Paul Mellon Collection

Paul Mellon (1907-1999) donated more than one thousand works of art to the National Gallery of Art. A passionate and discerning collector, Mellon expressed his desire never to acquire art that he “would not want to live with or see constantly.” He built much of his collection in concert with his wife, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon (1910 – 2014), and his donations of works by renowned masters of American, British, and continental European art, together with additional gifts from his sister, Ailsa, made an indelible mark on the institution.