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Collector Spotlight

Leif Birger Holmstedt, Denmark

December 15, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"When I began collecting, I initially made a few purchasing mistakes. I was impressed by exciting 'hybrid' masks... I quickly got rid of these decorative ornamental pieces in favour of objects that had been consecrated and used in various forms of ceremonies and rituals."

Tristan Tzara

Poet, Writer, Film Producer, and Collector

June 01, 2019 By: Leif Birger Holmstedt

In his 'Note on Negro Art', Tristan Tzara proclaimed that "black draws light". The father of the Dada art movement was a passionate collector of historical African art. We explore who Tzara was and what drove his love of art from the African continent.

Leon Underwood

Sculptor, Scholar, and Collector

January 13, 2019 By: Leif Birger Holmstedt

Leon Underwood was the father of British modernism, tutor to Henry Moore. But did you know that he collected classic African art too?

Wifredo Lam

Cuban Artist & Collector: Reclaiming African Symbolism

September 23, 2018 By: Leif Birger Holmstedt

Cuban artist Wifredo Lam was a frontrunner of a cross-cultural state of style that subsumed Western modernism with African and Caribbean symbolism. His search for an artistic standpoint brought him in contact with the avant-garde movements of his age, movements that all had great significance in his work.


An Artist and His African Adventure

May 19, 2018 By: Leif Birger Holmstedt

The Dutch artist Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo (Corneille) found inspiration for his work in classic African masks and figures. Learn how his style evolved and what his collection consisted.

Robert Jacobsen

Artist and Collector

February 09, 2018 By: Leif Birger Holmstedt

When asked why he collects African art, artist Robert Jacobsen said, "I have always been interested in art related to magic. It invites the imagination..."

Carl Kjersmeier

Pioneer Among Collectors of African Art

November 21, 2017 By: Leif Birger Holmstedt

Carl Kjersmeier was a passionate collector of classic African art. He devoted his life to not only collecting art but strived to understand the work processes of the artists that created these objects. Learn about the life, journey, and passion of this poet at heart.

Joseph Aurélien Cornet

and His Importance to Classic Congolese Art

October 15, 2017 By: Leif Birger Holmstedt

Father Joseph Cornet has been described as a man devoted to study, teaching, and art. Based on his time and experiences in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, spent with chiefs and as director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Zaïre, he has authored a number of books on classic art from Africa. Learn about J. A. Cornet’s work, life, and research.