Lessing J. Rosenwald, Print Collector

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Caricature of Lessing J. Rosenwald with Director Berthe von Moschzisker by Alfred Bendiner, 1948

Lessing J. Rosenwald (1891 – 1979), the celebrated collector, had a life-long passion for prints and drawings from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century. Over time, he gave over 20,000 prints and drawings to the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Rosenwald, whose home, Alverthorpe Manor, is now the Abington Arts Center, had a long-lasting and important relationship with The Print Center. He was a significant member of our Board and played a crucial role in the formation of our Permanent Collection.