Saturday, June 17, 2006

If Your Name Was NelsonAldrich Rockefeller And You Wanted A New Bookplate Who Would You Call?

The answer is Pablo Picasso.

*"While earning a degree at Dartmouth College,Rockefeller had also become interested in the arts, especially photography. Many of his school breaks were spent touring art galleries with his mother, who was a serious collector of impressionist and post- impressionist art in her own right. As his interest in different forms of art developed,Rockefeller began what would become one of the largest and most impressive private art collections in the world.Picasso was regarded as Rockefeller's favorite artist..." *This information was copied from a website some time ago but I did not retain the URL .

The use of bookplates, like the love of reading is often passed on from one generation to the next. Nelson learned about the use of bookplates from his parents , Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller Jr. Here are some other examples of bookplate usage passed from one generation to the next:

Douglas Fairbanks And Mary Pickford ,Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Evelyn Waugh and Auberon Waugh

More to come another day.

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