Herbert and Dorothy Vogel were both civil servants living in New York City who started collecting art in 1965. Herbert never earned more that $23,000 a year and Dorothy was a librarian. Dorothy’s income paid for their living expenses and Herbert’s salary was used to purchase art pieces.
In 1990 they donated an astonishing 2400 pieces to the National Gallery in Washington. It’s hard to believe but over the next 19 years they collected nearly as many again - 1500 pieces.
Read the amazing history of this dedicated couple and how they became one of the most important collectors in the world.
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