The Significance of the Feldberg Collection
Guest speakers: University of Toronto professors Peter Harris and Pia Kleber
Siegbert Feldberg was a German-Jewish clothing manufacturer and art collector who bartered clothing with struggling artists of the Weimar Republic in exchange for their paintings. By 1933, he had amassed over 50 self-portraits, including those of Käthe Kollwitz, Max Liebermann and Oskar Kokoschka, as well as many Jewish artists the Nazis declared 'degenerate'. When the Feldbergs fled Berlin, they preserved this unique art history collection. Generously co-sponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Toronto.