Sir William Burrell

ship-owner, art collector
Born: 1861
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

He began collecting art at age 15 working in his father's business, and gradually accumulated over 8,000 works of art. He gave the collection to the city of Glasgow in 1944, though it was not made available to the public until 1983.

Died: 1958

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