Portrait-bust of SALVADOR DALI.
THE MUSEUM OF EUROPEAN ART was founded in the United States in cooperation with a number of prominent European artists, art collectors, and art museums.
The Museum was established to make the works of 20th and 21st centuries European artists available to the American public, to develop cultural activities to promote contact between the young artist generations of Europe and America, and to contribute, through the medium of art, to better international relations and friendship.
Carrying forward the message of the brotherhood of men, in the artistic and cultural ideals passed on from Alexander the Great in the Ancient Greece, the Museum works today to contribute to better understanding among ALL the people of this world. To this end, a special collection of international art from all continents has been established.
The following artists support the Museum by donating their works of art or by personal engagements:
Kurt Arentz, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali, Ernst Fuchs, Renate Stendar, Pierre Peyrolle, Henry Moore, Alessandra Della Valentina, Helga Tiemann, Alexander Kossuth, Andy Warhol, Jan Künster, Heinz Spilker, Marino Marini, Giacomo Manzu, Marco Bodenstein, Alexander Calder, Sam Francis, Margaret Stucki, ViviAnn Rose, Pat Roberts, Gredi Assa, Detlef Krebs, Mary McAndrew, Mirko Donst, and others.
The image of the human body in its ideal form is the foundation of the collection. The young man and the maiden, man and woman, You and I.
It depicts the human body as it is - healthy, strong, noble, and beautiful. Male and female figures in bronze and marble by artists such as Salvador Dali, Arno Breker, Kurt Arentz, Charles Despiau, Paul Belmondo, Ernst Fuchs, Peter Hohberger, Henry Moore, Marco Bodenstein and Salvador Dali are some of the artists represented in this unique collection.
Established with the acquisition of the only
authorized portrait-bust of the "King of Surrealists"
Salvador Dali, this has become one of the most interesting aspects of
the Museum's art collection. It includes the busts of Ronald Reagan,
Alexander the Great, Jean Cocteau, Arno Breker, Richard Wagner,
Konrad Adenauer, the Dalai Lama, Isamu Noguchi, Roger Peyrefitte,
Ezra Pound, Ernst Jünger, Herbert von Karajan, Konrad Adenauer,
Swami Rama of the Himalayas, Wilson Greatbatch, Mstislav
Rostropovich, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Vaclav Havel, and Ernst
Established with the acquisition of a group of bronze sculptures from the hand of the German animal sculptor Kurt Arentz, this collection includes the bronze sculpture of the rare bald eagle. This sculpture by Arentz has received international prominence by becoming the coveted "Ecological Eagle," awarded annually to a prominent personality in the public life who has made extraordinary contributions to preserving the environment of our planet.
The collection was started with the acquisition of the painting "BUCEPHALOS", the horse of Alexander the Great, by the German painter Jan Künster and Margaret Stucki's paintings The Space Dream and The Fire of Creativity. It continues to be enlarged by works such as the 'Alexander Hall' (Hermitage) by Edward Tabachnik (Canada), the portraits 'Renate Stendar and the Sun of Hope' and 'President Ronald Reagan' by Mary McAndrew (United States) and 'Asolo' by Alessandra Della Valentina (Italy) have been added.
Many of the fine graphic works in this collection have been produced in the studio of the French master printer Fernand Mourlot. The beauty of this collection lies in the many facets of the various artists' use of color and line in their depiction of the human body.
Included are lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts
by Salvador Dali, Ernst Fuchs, Pablo Picasso, Carzou, Charles
Despiau, Aristide Maillol, Jean Cocteau, Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac,
Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Braque, Chagall, Marino Marini,
Tapies, Miro, and Leonor Fini.
In appreciation of the fact that art is international, not limited to any nationality or race, the International Art Collection has been established on the impulse from the American artists Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude.
Works of art from Israel, Egypt, Burkina Faso,
Japan, Mexico, India, and Tibet have been received from artists of
these countries as their expression of support of the Museum's
cultural mission of friendship among nations through art.