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Samuel H. Kress Foundation

businessman and philanthropist, founder of the S. H. Kress & Co. five and ten cent store chain

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is a private foundation based in New York. It was established in 1929 by American businessman and philanthropist Samuel Henry Kress (1863-1955) for the collection and dissemination of European art to American art museums and the promotion of professional expertise in art history and art conservation.

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