Daniel Wildenstein

Daniel Wildenstein

Daniel Leopold Wildenstein (11 September 1917 – 23 October 2001) was a French art dealer and scholar, as well as a leading thoroughbred race horse owner and breeder.

Born in Verrières-le-Buisson, Essonne, France (just outside of Paris), Wildenstein inherited the responsibility in 1963 of running Wildenstein & Company, a five-generation family business founded in 1875 by Nathan Wildenstein (Daniel's grandfather). Today Wildenstein is one of the world's most successful art conglomerates with offices in London, New York City and Tokyo. Daniel Wildenstein was also a distinguished scholar of Impressionism, preparing catalogues raisonnés which include among others Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Paul Gauguin. A Wildenstein Index Number refers to these catalogues. Wildenstein's interest in pursuing the publishing of catalogues raisonnés was a way of giving back to the community and improving the knowledge of artists' work. The Wildenstein Institute (a non profit organization) founded by Daniel's father, Georges, in Paris would serve as the means to accomplish this latter goal. In 1993, Wildenstein also ventured into contemporary art by forming a partnership with Arne Glimcher of Pace Gallery, thereby creating PaceWildenstein.

Wildenstein died in 2001 at the age of 84 in a Paris hospital following surgery complications, leaving his sons Alec and Guy in charge of family affairs. He was also survived by his wife, née Sylvia Roth, and six grandchildren.

See Also

Wildenstein Index Number, for information about Monet paintings.

Thoroughbred horse racing

Wildenstein was a major figure in European horse racing who owned Allez France, Peintre Celebre, All Along, Arcangues, Sagace, Jim French, and numerous other champion horses that won some of the most important races in France, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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