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Axel Rasmussen

American, 1886-1945


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Born

Indiana: Oxford, June 5, 1886

Died

Washington: Seattle, January 3, 1945

Occupation or Type

collector

carver

Bio

The Museum’s collection of Native American art began in 1948 with the purchase of the Axel Rasmussen Collection. Numbering more than eight-hundred objects, most dating prior to the close of the nineteenth century, the Rasmussen Collection is widely-recognized as containing many of the finest works of Northwest Coast art in the world.

Gender

Male

Terms

The Axel Rasmussen Collection

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