Founded in the 1960s by the family of late, famous arts patron Emil Georg Bührle in Zurich, and Sammlung E. G. Bührle established the, Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection in order to open up one of the most important collections of European sculpture and painting in the world to the general public.
Located in a Zurich villa adjoining Bührle's former home, the foundation contains works by old masters and towering figures in modern art (Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso, just to name a few examples), but the most significant schools represented are French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Bührle procured works by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Alfred Sisley, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh and others. Anyone who fancies themselves an art aficionado will not want to miss the Bührle, and many art lovers travel to Zurich for the sole purpose of visiting the foundation.
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