The John W. Kluge Morven Collection
After graduating from Columbia University, John W. Kluge became engaged in an increasing number of successful enterprises. In this way he acquired the means to pursue a lifestyle that may be characterized as representing the epitome of eclecticism, which can also best describe each of his many activities; business, friends, travel and especially his collecting of art which include items which range from Greek and Egyptian antiquities to Henry Moore sculptures, and such diverse categories such as Australian Aboriginal Art and in furniture from Baroque to Biedermeier. His collection of paintings represent diverse ages, styles and origin.
Those who know him well never cease to marvel at his ability to accomplish so much, so well, so quickly. The intellectual itinerary of his mind dictates daily agendas far into the future that reflect a Jeffersonian insatiable curiosity to explore and utilize every opportunity that appears in his daily life.
As a result John has participated to the utmost within the full spectrum of what life has to offer; the satisfaction of success in business, the exhilarating nature of collecting art, and the contentment that comes from his munificent benefactions in carefully chosen areas so as to bring joy and opportunity to literally thousands of appreciative beneficiaries of his philanthropy.
I too have benefited enormously from our ever ripening friendship of more than fifty years. It has resulted in a profound enhancement of my life.
Samantha, Joey and Yolanda Kluge