Statue of David – Ringling Museum – Sarasota, FL
John Ringling was one of the early 20th century’s most prolific collectors of art, and his Museum of Art, opened in 1931, has become his true legacy.
Soon after marrying Mable in 1905, the Ringlings became avid collectors, acquiring paintings, furniture and tapestries from the estates of other established patrons of art.
In 1924, the Ringlings met Julius Böhler, a prominent Munich art dealer, and developed a long-standing relationship that would ignite the Ringlings’ growing interest in collecting art.
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