The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on July 26, 1959 · Page 19
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 19

Racine, Wisconsin
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Sunday, July 26, 1959
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0imi»l>Mirt>aetilt SOCIETY and WOMEN'S NEWS SECTION Wd' July 29, im Society, pages 2, 3, 4 Cook of th« Week, page 5 Child Care, page 6 Home becorating, page 9 AmuMmenta, fMgii i€ It 20tL C^eniuvi^ iceA Up to now, Marc RojUnan has vetoed any newspaper or magazine pictures which paired the art collection which Is Important In his private life with any report on his business life. Now the J. I. Case Co. president has combined the two happily himself, by hanging some of his favorite canvases where they afford him, as well as Case employes and visitors - .1nurnitl-Tlm«l Photo to the plant, maximum pleasure—in his own office. At the far left, a landscape by Turner (1775-1851), known as the great luminist. From left are a Titian self-portrait, the large canvas by Sir Thomas Lawrence (17691830) the pre-eminent portraitist of his day, and a Holbein. Out of camera range are a Venetian scene by Canaletto and a small Rembrandt Two yonrs ago this month, Mr. and Mrs. Marc. B. Rojtman assembled, unpacked and hung, for the first time, their complete collection of paintings, many of them heirlooms of the Rojtman family. • Ownership of such n collection, unrivaled In this area and unsurpassed In it! examples of the Rcnnissnnce school, brings with it both unique rcsponsibiUtlei and great opportunities. The Rojtmnns have embarked on a long-range program, whereby the masterpieces will eventually be enjoyed by the greatest number of persons possible. To carry their plans into action, they have made two major gifts: part of the collection has been presented to the University of Wisconsin, and part (o Marquette University. Racine has a prominent place in their future plans, which are yet to be announced. Already one part of the collection has come to Racine, where It hangs in the main offices of the J. I. Case Co., of which f^ojtman is president and his wife public relations manager. Rojtman, who inherited not only the collection, valued currently in excess of $n.ri million, but also an extensive art reference library and a consuming interest In art, is a firm believer in making art a part of everyday life. Since most of his waking hours are spent at his desk, he reasoned, the obvious solution was to hang some of his favorite paintings in his office. With this idea. Mrs. Rojtman was completely In accord— with the proviso that she too could choose favorites for her own office. (Continued on Page 2, Col. 1) Mrs. Marc Rojtman —Journ»l-Tlme» Photo Above, close-ups In Mrs. Rojtman's office, the upper canvas by Palamedesz (1601-1673) exemplifying the richness of the Flemish school, and its manipulation of ii^ht and shade. Jan Steen (1626-1679) used the same model pictured here as Lovesick Maiden for a similar canvas which is hung In the Rijk Museum In Amsterdam, and a third in the Louvre. _journftt-Tii»M PtMt* When, a small office for Mrs. Rojtman was created out of one of the old vaulte* sho chose three of her favorite paintings for the walls, brought her own French provlnelal desk and comer planter. Paneling is of bleached mahogany, hand-rubbed to bring out the grain. Fourth wall Is devoted to commodious open shelves, piled high with techolcal publications, and three national citations she has won for advertising excellence. ABOVE: Very neariy "real life-size" is the portrait above, an authentic Rembrandt (1606-1660) in which the artist blends brilliant light with deepest shadow. • LEFT: The self-portrait by Titian (I490?.1575?) cxcm- piifies his fire and boldness, was done during the painter's later years. RIGHT: This portrait by Holbein (1498-1545) is of Oliver Cromwell. Holbein portraits are notable for both their precision and their reflection of character. A similar Holbein portr&it of Erasmus hang^ in the Louvre. /•Vv I-I tl.l -.Al<rf|-t-V*'-^

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