Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao presents an exhibition«From Van Gogh to Picasso. Heritage Tanhauser» from the masterpieces of the famous collection of Tanhauzers donated to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Viewers can see about fifty works by the most recognized impressionists, post-impressionists and modernists, such as Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh.
Justin Tanhauser was the son of a German art dealer of Jewish origin, Heinrich Tanhauser, who founded Moderne Galerie in Munich in 1909. In 1913, father and son presented one of the first major monographic exhibitions of Pablo Picasso, with which Justin maintained until the artist’s death in 1973.
In Berlin, the dealer has organized major exhibitions of artists such as Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet. In 1937, after the Nazis came to power, the Tankhauser Gallery in Berlin closed, the entrepreneur himself emigrated with his family to Paris, and then to New York, where he established himself as a private art dealer.