Frederick R. Koch
Frederick Robinson Koch
August 26, 1933
|Died||February 12, 2020 (aged 86)|
|Education||Harvard University (BA)|
Yale University (MFA)
|Occupation||Collector of rare books, manuscripts, and American drawings|
|Organization||Frederick R. Koch Foundation|
Sutton Place Foundation
|Known for||Philanthropy to art and book collections; Pierpont Morgan Library, Frick Collection and Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh, restoration of historic buildings in US, England, Austria and France|
|Board member of||Film Society of Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, and Spoleto Festival, The Royal Shakespeare Company|
|Parent(s)||Fred C. Koch|
|Relatives||Charles Koch (brother)|
David Koch (brother)
Bill Koch (brother)
Koch many historic places only to restore them such as the Donahue house, a Woolworth mansion in Manhattan; the Habsburg hunting lodge Schloss Blühnbach near Salzburg; the Romanesque Villa Torre Clementina in Cap Martin, France; and Elm Court, a manse in Butler, Pennsylvania.
Koch helped restore the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theater in England from its 1879 remains.
References[change | change source]
- "Koch,Frederick Robinson (1932)". New Netherland Project. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
- "Frederick Koch". Panache Privee. n.d. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
- Rita Reif (June 1, 1990). "Auctions". NY Times. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
- Statement appears in the Beinecke's collection catalog
- Gray, Christopher (May 14, 2009). "The Dime Store Tycoon's Kingdom". NYTimes. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
- Elisabeth Zacherl (2003). "Der Baubeginn für Schloss Blühnbach vor 400 Jahren" (PDF). Unser Land (in German). Salzburger Landesarchiv. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 16, 2005. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
- Architectural Digest, January 1994, article by Brendan Gill.
- "Frederick Koch, Who Spurned Family Business, Dies at 86". The New York Times. February 13, 2020.