The Arturo Alfandari Collection of European Art from A.D. 400 -1900

Given by Ruth and Bob Layton in honor of their good friend and mentor, Arturo Alfandari,  this collection of more than 450 items covers the breadth and depth of European art, architecture and decoration over the course of 15 centuries. 

Arturo Alfandari was born in Istanbul of Italian parents.   His interest in and knowledge of European art and culture was broad and deep and he was responsible for the Laytons’ own interest in art, history and travel.  The collection was established by the Laytons in 1984, to honor their good friend, whom they met while on their honymoon in Paris in 1948.  View titles>>