Daniel Wildenstein (1917-2001) was a member of the AcadÃ©mie des Beaux-Arts (Paris) and an art historian. He was the Director of the Wildenstein Galleries in New York, London, and Tokyo from 1939 forward. He was an editor for a number of international magazines, including From 1956 until 1962, the magazine Arts was published, followed by the Gazette des Beaux-Arts in 1963. In 1970, he co-founded the Foundation Wildenstein (later renamed the Wildenstein Institute), and he was a driving force behind numerous prestigious international exhibitions.
Daniel Wildenstein also published catalogues raisonnÃ©s for a number of painters from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. He was an expert on Impressionism and issued catalogues of Gauguin, Manet, and Monet's works.
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