Quantcast
FM
Germany Mexico
207 views this week
Franz Mayer

Franz Mayer Mexican financier, photographer and collector

Mexican financier, photographer and collector
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Mexican financier, photographer and collector
A.K.A. Franz Mayer Traumann, Franz Mayer
Countries Germany Mexico
Occupations Artist Financial professional Photographer Glass artist Art collector Financier Philanthropist
Type Arts Finance
Gender male
Birth 1882 (Mannheim)
Death 1975 (Mexico)
The details
Biography

Franz Mayer Traumann, better known as Franz Mayer (1882, Mannheim, Germany – 1975, Mexico) was a Jewish German-Mexican financier, photographer and collector, and the founder of the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City.

Biography

Franz Mayer arrived in Mexico in 1905. He moved into the financial world at the age of 23 and by around 1908 he had already enrolled as an agent of an independent stock exchange, thus beginning a promising career.

During the Mexican Revolution, he left the country and went to the United States, where he lived for two years, returning to Mexico in 1913. In 1920, he married Maria Antonieta de la Macorra but became a widower a few years later, having had no children. He became a Mexican citizen on 29 December 1933.

From the 1950s, Franz Mayer had conceived the idea of donating his collection of fine and decorative arts to Mexico. Finally in 1963 he set up a trust fund, and the Bank of Mexico was chosen as the fiduciary for the establishment of an art museum in Mexico City. At the same time a sponsor was found among the people closest to him. According to the wishes of Franz Mayer, the contract established that the trusteeship would create a library, organize exhibitions, competitions and conferences.

Franz Mayer died in 1975 and donated his collection to the state and people of Mexico. The museum carrying his name was opened in 1986 in the former flour-weighing building and hospital, specially renovated in order to house this collection.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
Lists
Franz Mayer is in following lists
View all
Sources
References
http://isni.org/isni/0000000078599368
http://www.franzmayer.org.mx/ingles/
https://d-nb.info/gnd/119413450
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83121299
https://pic.nypl.org/constituents/386581
https://viaf.org/viaf/32805996
https://www.idref.fr/098170708
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q96147
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/32805996
arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up arrow-down instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube stumbleupon comments comments pandora gplay iheart tunein pandora gplay iheart tunein itunes