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Franz Mayer and Miss Hogg were both born in 1882 and both died in 1975. At her home Bayou Bend, Texas philanthropist and art patron Ima Hogg created an outstanding collection of American painting, furniture, and decorative arts produced between 1640 and 1880. At the same time, in Mexico City, Franz Mayer built a collection of Mexican colonial art produced during the three centuries that Spain ruled Mexico, 1521 to 1821. A prominent financier, he amassed a superb collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts. Ima Hogg left her collection, home, and gardens to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for the enjoyment and education of the people of Texas. Franz Mayer willed his collection, along with his fortune, to the people of Mexico.

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