|Born||April 20, 1905|
|Died||January 22, 2002|
|Education||B.A., Harvard University, 1925|
|Occupation||Former CEO of Neiman Marcus|
|Spouse||Mary "Billie" Cantrell, 1932–1978 (her death);|
Linda Cumber Robinson, 1979–2002 (his death)
|Children||Jerrie, Richard, Wendy|
|Parents||Herbert and Minnie Marcus|
Stanley Marcus (April 20, 1905 – January 22, 2002) was an early president (1950–1972) and later chairman of the board (1972–1976) of the luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Texas. Events 1303 - The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII. Year 1905 ( MCMV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Events 565 - Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Neiman Marcus is an upscale specialty retail Department store, operated by the Neiman Marcus Group in the United States. During his tenure at the company, he also became a published author, writing his memoir Minding the Store and also a regular column in The Dallas Morning News. The Dallas Morning News is the major daily Newspaper serving the Dallas, Texas ( USA) area with a circulation of around a half-million After Neiman Marcus was sold to Carter Hawley Hale, Marcus initially remained in an advisory capacity to that company, but later began his own consulting business, which continued until his death. He served his local community as an avid patron of the fine arts and as a civic leader.
He received the Chevalier Award from the French Legion of Honor, was listed in the Houston Chronicle's list of the 100 most important Texans, and was named by Harvard Business School among the greatest American Business Leaders of the 20th century. The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily Newspaper in Texas, USA. Harvard Business School ( HBS) is a renowned Business school in the United States  The Advertising Hall of Fame notes: "Stanley Marcus was among the most important figures in the history of American retail merchandising and marketing. The Advertising Hall of Fame is a list of notable Advertising leaders in America as chosen by the American Advertising Federation. Through his many innovations, he transformed a local Dallas clothing store into an international brand synonymous with high style, fashion and gracious service. "
Marcus was born in The Cedars, Dallas, Texas, the son of Herbert Marcus, Sr. The Cedars is a district in south Dallas Texas ( USA) It is adjacent to and south of downtown and Interstate 30, , who later became a co-founder of the original Neiman-Marcus store with his sister Carrie and her husband, Al Neiman. Stanley was the first of four sons born to Herbert, Sr. , and his wife, the former Minnie Lichtenstein; the pregnancy indirectly led to the eventual founding of Neiman-Marcus, as Herbert Sr. did not feel the raise he was offered by Sanger's, where he was a buyer of boys' clothing, was sufficient to support a family and decided to become self-employed. Sanger-Harris was a department store chain formed by Federated Department Stores in 1961 from two existing Dallas Texas chains Sanger Brothers and  Returning from two years spent in Atlanta, Georgia, establishing a successful sales-promotion business, the Marcuses and Neimans used the $25,000 made in the sale of that business to establish their store at the corner of Elm and Murphy. Given that the family's other option for the money was to invest in the then-unknown Coca-Cola Company, Marcus loved to say that Neiman-Marcus was established "as a result of the bad judgment of its founders. Coca-Cola is a carbonated Soft drink sold in stores restaurants and Vending machines in more than 200 countries ".  In his memoir, Marcus recalled his parents as affectionate and even-handed in their attention to each of their children.
One of Stanley Marcus's first jobs was as a 10-year-old salesman of Saturday Evening Post, bringing him into the family's business tradition from a young age. The Saturday Evening Post was a weekly Magazine published in the United States from August 4, 1821 to February 8,  He attended Forest Avenue High School, where he studied debate as well as English with teacher Myra Brown, whom he later credited with much of his early interest in books. James Madison High School, formerly Forest Avenue High School, is a public Secondary school located at 3000 Martin L Debate ( American English) or debating ( British English) is a formal method of interactive and position representational Argument.  He began his university studies at Amherst College, but on finding that traditions preventing Jews from joining clubs or fraternities drastically curtailed his social life, he transferred to Harvard University after the first year. Amherst College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. Judaism (from the Greek Ioudaïsmos, derived from the Hebrew יהודה Yehudah, " Judah " in Hebrew יַהֲדוּת Yahedut Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal  At his new school, he became a member of the historically Jewish fraternity Zeta Beta Tau, later rising to become the group's president. Zeta Beta Tau ( ZBT, brothers of which are nicknamed Zebes) is a historically Jewish, presently Nonsectarian international fraternity
While living in Boston and pursuing his chosen major, English literature, Marcus began a lifelong hobby of collecting rare and antique books. An academic major, major concentration, concentration, or simply major is mainly a U Book collecting is the Collecting of Books including seeking locating acquiring organizing cataloging displaying storing and maintaining whatever books are To finance his pursuits, he began The Book Collector's Service Bureau, a mail-order book service, beginning with a letter of introduction sent to 100 homes. The venture proved so successful that for a time Marcus considered entering that line of work full time, concerned that entering the retail business might curtail his freedom of expression in politics and other areas of interest; his father persuaded him that he would always be granted the liberty of his own views, and pointed out that retailing was more profitable and thus would allow him to amass a large book collection that much sooner. Freedom of speech is the freedom to speak freely without Censorship or Limitation. 
After receiving a B.A. degree from Harvard in 1925, he began his career at the retailer that same year as a simple stockboy organizing inventory, but upon beginning in sales, quickly outstripped other sales staff. Inventory is a list for goods and Materials, or those goods and materials themselves held available in stock by a Business.  He went back to study at Harvard Business School in 1926, leaving after one year to participate in a massive expansion of the retail operation in Dallas. Harvard Business School ( HBS) is a renowned Business school in the United States
He married the former Mary "Billie" Cantrell in 1932; Mrs. Marcus initially worked in the Neiman-Marcus Sports Shop department until she retired in 1936 after the birth of their first child, Jerrie, followed two years later by twins Richard and Wendy.  (One year after his wife's 1978 death, he married Linda Robinson, a longtime librarian at the Dallas Public Library, in a marriage that lasted until Stanley Marcus' own death in 2002. ) In 1935 the Marcuses commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home for them on Nonesuch Road, but rejected the eventual design, which included cantilevered steel beams and terraces swathed in mosquito netting. Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8 1867 &ndash April 9 1959 was an American (of Welsh descent Architect, Interior designer, Writer, and educator who A cantilever is a beam supported on only one end The beam carries the load to the support where it is resisted by moment and Shear stress. A mosquito net offers Protection against Mosquitos flies, and other Insects and thus against diseases such as Malaria.  Instead, the couple chose a design by local firm DeWitt & Washburn, whose creation became a Texas Historic Landmark.  As of 1937, Marcus was one of only 22 Texans to earn a salary of $50,000 or more, according to the House Ways and Means Committee; his father, Herbert, was another, earning $75,000 as company president while vice president Stanley drew an even $50,000. Committee of Ways and Means is the chief Tax -writing committee of the United States House of Representatives. 
Marcus was responsible for a number of innovations at the Dallas retailer. He created the annual Neiman-Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in Fashion, beginning in 1938, which led to the Neiman-Marcus Exposition, a fall fashion show held annually from 1938 to 1970, then periodically thereafter.  He then introduced weekly fashion shows — the first American haute couture boutique to do so — and made his the first department store to host concurrent art exhibitions not at some off-site museum, but at the store itself. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Haute couture ( French for "high sewing" or "high dressmaking" oːt kuˈtyʁ refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted fashions  In 1939, he established the annual Christmas Catalogue, which in 1951 offered the first of its extravagant "His & Hers Gifts," starting with a matching pair of vicuña coats, and going on to include matching bathtubs, a pair of Beechcraft airplanes, "Noah's Ark" (including pairs of animals), camels, and live tigers. The vicuña ( Vicugna vicugna) is one of two wild South American Camelids along with the Guanaco, which live in the high alpineous areas of the Hawker Beechcraft The Beech Aircraft Corporation, previously the Beechcraft Division of Raytheon and now a unit of Hawker Beechcraft, is a United Noah's Ark, according to the Book of Genesis (chapters 6-9 is the story of a large vessel built at God 's command to save Noah, his family  
For all his professional emphasis on glitz and glamour, he made another, very different mark on the American fashion industry when he was asked to join the War Production Board in Washington, D.C. on December 27, 1941, less than three weeks after the United States entered World War II. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Events 537 - The Hagia Sophia is completed 1512 - The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Ineligible for military service due to his age, he instead helped the war effort by championing the conservation of scarce resources normally devoted to fashion trends. He encouraged men to wear drooping socks (to save much-needed rubber that would normally be used for elastic) and devised regulations for the manufacture of women's and children's clothing that would enable the nation to divert more textile resources to uniforms and other war-related needs:
|“||We settled on certain prohibitions, such as lengths, sleeve fullness, patch pockets, ensembles, sweeps of skirts, widths of belts and depth of hems. An elastomer is a Polymer with the property of Elasticity. The term which is derived from elastic polymer, is often used interchangeably with the term A textile is a flexible material comprised of a network of natural or artificial Fibres often referred to as thread or Yarn. . . . The restrictions we put into effect froze the fashion silhouette. It effectively prevented any change of skirt length downward and it blocked any extreme new sleeve or collar development, which might have encouraged women to discard existing clothes.||”|
Faced with increasing shortages in silk and even new synthetics such as rayon, which seemed likely to create long lines of dissatisfied customers seeking a product in inadequate supply, Marcus created the Neiman Marcus Hosiery-of-the-Month Club, which sent two pair of stockings in fashionable shades to each female charge-card customer, with no membership fees. Silk is a natural Protein Fiber, some forms of which can be woven into Textiles The best-known type of silk is obtained from cocoons Rayon is a manufactured regenerated cellulosic Fiber. Rayon is produced from naturally occurring Polymers and therefore it is not a truly A stocking, sometimes referred to as hose is a close-fitting variously elastic garment covering the Foot and lower part of the Leg. In his memoirs Marcus recalled, "Many women opened charge accounts just to become members of the club, and in a short time we had a membership of over 100,000, extending all over the country. "
In 1950, with the death of Herbert Marcus, Sr. , Stanley Marcus was elected president and CEO of the company, with Carrie Neiman as chairman of the board. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Neiman died in 1953.
Marcus began yet another Neiman-Marcus tradition, the "International Fortnight," in 1957 as a way to attract customers in the lull between the fall fashion rush and the Christmas shopping crunch. Note Please link only to revelant articles per "WPOVERLINK" The idea was inspired by seeing a store in Stockholm, Sweden, that was having a France-themed sales promotion, leading Marcus to propose to the French government a sponsorship of an even more elaborate event in his own store. ('stɔkhɔlm is Sweden 's Capital and its largest City. It is the site of the national Swedish government, the parliament, and the This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The initial Fortnight included concurrent events of art, symphonic music, and film at other locations around Dallas, with an Air France jet bringing "writers, painters, government officials, models, and industry leaders. Air France (formally Société Air France) is one of the world's largest Airlines Air France is based in Paris, France, and is a subsidiary of " In the years following, the Fortnight focused on various other countries and added related food service as well as items from the relevant country in every department, ending in 1986 with the Australian Fortnight. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Other international traditions introduced at Neiman's included Dallas' first espresso bar, brought by Marcus after World War II. Espresso or caffè espresso ( often mispronounced as expresso) is a concentrated Coffee beverage brewed by forcing very hot water 
As a retailer, Marcus believed strongly in making his store into a place where everything a customer needed could be found and, if necessary, brought to the customer's front door. He was said to have helped one customer discover the shoe size of Queen Elizabeth II so as to give the gift of stockings and a pair of shoes. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II A stocking, sometimes referred to as hose is a close-fitting variously elastic garment covering the Foot and lower part of the Leg.  He personally delivered a fur coat to a St. Louis, Missouri, customer who could not make the trip to Dallas.  Another story often recounted is that of a shopper who, in searching for a present for his wife, said that he was not sure what to buy, but that he would know it when he saw it. In response, Marcus inquired about the woman's clothing sizes and asked the customer to wait briefly. Taking an oversized brandy snifter from a display, Marcus gathered cashmere sweaters of various colors, arranged them in imitation of a pousse-café, topped with a white angora sweater to simulate whipped cream, and in place of a cherry, garnished the concoction with a 10-karat ruby ring, at a total cost of $25,350, which the customer gladly paid. Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn — “burnt wine” is a spirit produced by distilling Wine snifter —also called balloon or Bauble—is a type of Stemware, a short-stemmed glass whose main vessel has a wide bottom that narrows at the top Cashmere wool, usually simply known as cashmere, and sometimes known as Pashmina, is a fiber obtained from the Cashmere goat. A pousse-café is a term for a Layered drink prepared by gently adding each ingredient from densest to least dense in order to create colored stripes when the drink is Angora wool or Angora fiber refers to the downy coat produced by the Angora rabbit. Cream with 30% or more fat can be turned into whipped cream by mixing it with air This article is about the Cherry berry also classified as fruit for the ornamental tree See Cherry Blossom. The carat is a unit of Mass used for measuring gems and Pearls Currently a carat is defined as exactly 200  mg (0 A Ruby is a pink to blood-red Gemstone, a variety of the Mineral Corundum ( Aluminium oxide) A finger ring is a band worn as a type of ornamental Jewellery around a finger it is the most common current meaning of the word ring. 
Despite his love of such larger-than-life salesmanship, Marcus also maintained the assertion of his father, Herbert, that "there is no good sale for Neiman-Marcus unless it is a good buy for the customer. " Stanley Marcus would sometimes persuade the buyer to purchase a lower-priced item that he considered more suitable, as when a man came in shopping for a mink coat for his teenaged daughter, and always insisted a customer would be wiser to buy the top quality of a reasonably priced line rather than scaled-down or second-rate versions of an expensive product. 
In 1969, Marcus recommended to the board of directors that the company merge with Broadway-Hale of California in order to have enough capital to expand. Neiman's subsequently became a subsidiary of Carter-Hawley Hale, Inc., and Marcus accepted a position as corporate executive vice president and director of CHH. Carter Hawley Hale Stores was an American retailer based in Southern California.  During his time as leader of the store, he had doubled annual profits and nearly tripled annual sales. He retired as Chairman Emeritus in 1975, turning over the store to his son, Richard C. Marcus. 
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Despite retiring officially from the company, Marcus continued to be closely involved as an advisor even through the final weeks of his life. Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar)  He established a sideline as a retailing consultant, maintaining regular business hours in his offices at Crescent Court for more than a decade and offering advice locally to luxury car dealership Sewell Corporation and hotelier Rosewood Corporation as well as internationally to such businessmen as Mohamed Al-Fayed of Harrods. A consultant (from the Latin consultare means "to discuss" from which we also derive words such as consul and counsel) is a Professional The Mansion on Turtle Creek is a highly regarded Restaurant located in the Turtle Creek neighborhood in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas, Texas Harrods is a Department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, England.  Called on to consult for Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos, the 94-year-old businessman recalled arriving in his customary expensive tailored suit to discover 300 casually dressed employees: "I took off my coat, my necktie and my shirt, down to my T-shirt. Amazoncom Inc ( is an American electronic commerce ( E-commerce) company in Seattle Washington. Jeffrey Preston Bezos (born January 12, 1964) is the founder president chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Amazon And then I said, 'Okay. Let’s talk. ' I couldn’t have planned it better. It broke the ice. I was on stage for two hours. "
During his lifetime Marcus was well-known for cultivating the arts and for defending even unpopular political causes. He introduced art exhibits at Neiman-Marcus as well as providing corporate sponsorship of artwork elsewhere in the city, and cultivated an extensive private collection. He helped found the Dallas Opera, helped save the Dallas Symphony from a financial crisis, and served as chairman of the board for the Dallas Museum of Fine Art (now the Dallas Museum of Art). The Dallas Opera is an Opera company located in Dallas, Texas ( USA) The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO is an American Orchestra. It performs its concerts in the Meyerson Symphony Center in the Arts District of The Dallas Museum of Art is an art museum located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas Texas, USA along Woodall Rodgers Freeway 
While serving as museum chair, Marcus was once called upon by Fred Florence, then chairman of a major local bank, to explain his inclusion of "a lot of Communist art" he'd been told would be included in an upcoming DMFA "Sports in Art" exhibit, co-sponsored by Sports Illustrated and United States Information Agency as a fund-raiser for the 1956 Olympic team. Communism is a Socioeconomic structure that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless Society based Sports Illustrated is an American Sports Magazine owned by media conglomerate Time Warner. The United States Information Agency ( USIA) which existed from 1953 to 1999 was a United States agency devoted to Public diplomacy. The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne Asking Florence to indicate which pieces were being questioned, Marcus dismissed each claim one by one: "I don't know how anybody could think hitting a baseball was communist," Marcus said when shown "The National Pastime," by Ben Shahn. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Ben Shahn ( September 12, 1898 &ndash March 14 1969) was a Lithuanian born American Artist. His response to William Zorach's "Fisherman" was similar, as he shook his head and remarked, "I don't think too many people think fishing is communist either. William Zorach ( February 28, 1887 &ndash November 15 1966) was a Lithuanian - American sculptor, painter " Marcus followed up by going to local newspapers The Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Times-Herald and getting the publishers of both to agree that they would not stand for censorship in the arts. The Dallas Morning News is the major daily Newspaper serving the Dallas, Texas ( USA) area with a circulation of around a half-million The Dallas Times Herald, founded in 1888 by a merger of the Dallas Times and the Dallas Herald, was once one of two major 
In organizing a 1952 exhibition of abstract art, Marcus lured local leaders to the show by two means. Abstract art uses a Visual language of form color and line to create a composition which exists independently of visual references to the world First, he solicited the donation of art from the collections of David Rockefeller and his brothers, along with those from other noted national business leaders. David Rockefeller Sr (born June 12, 1915) is a prominent American Banker, Statesman, Globalist and the current patriarch Second, he requested that the donors personally write letters of invitation to their Dallas colleagues, feeling that the otherwise suspect art would benefit from the imprimatur of respected figures known for their fine taste. His efforts were rewarded by a numerous and appreciative turnout for the show. 
Marcus used his public-relations skills once again when Dallas was labeled "City of Hate" following the November 22, 1963, assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy. Events 498 - Kofi Aseidu- After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The assassination of John F Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday November 22 1963 in Dallas Texas The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29 1917&ndashNovember 22 1963 often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth President of An early supporter of Kennedy's run for the presidency, Marcus had tolerated the closing of several customers' accounts when he announced his support for the candidate in the 1960 elections.  In fact, he had cautioned that Kennedy's visit be reconsidered in light of the city's earlier poor reception of Adlai Stevenson and Vice-President Lyndon Baines Johnson. This is about the mid-20th-century politician and diplomat for other American politicians so named see Adlai Stevenson (disambiguation.  In Kennedy's memory, Marcus arranged to have 500 hand-typeset and bound copies printed of Kennedy's scheduled speech at the Dallas Trade Mart, of which the first copy went to Kennedy's widow, Jacqueline.  The following New Year's Day, 1964, Marcus took out a full-page advertorial in The Dallas Morning News titled, "What's Right With Dallas?"
The editorial ad — a Neiman-Marcus tradition introduced by his father in the store's early days — both defended the city against outside critiques and offered more intimate criticisms from one who knew the town and its people well. An advertorial is an Advertisement written in the form of an objective opinion Editorial, and presented in a printed publication — usually designed to The message said that Dallas needed to address four areas for community improvement: one, its slum problem; two, its political extremism (called "absolutism" in the text); three, too much attention to physical growth at the expense of "quality" in civic endeavors such as "schools, colleges, symphonies, operas, and museums"; and four, a need to focus less on "civic image" and more on "doing good things and not doing bad things," which he described as "the best public relations. A slum, as defined by the United Nations agency UN-HABITAT, is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing and squalor and lacking in tenure security " In a 2003 article on the 40th anniversary of the assassination, Ralph Blumenthal of The New York Times praised the message as "strik[ing] a perfect balance," though he notes the author met not only with support from some, but from canceled accounts and "anti-Semitic attacks" that only increased after an article in Life referenced Marcus' Jewish heritage. 
Following Kennedy's death, Marcus maintained close ties with Johnson and his administration, being considered for diplomatic posts while continuing to run his company and providing the wedding dresses for both the Johnsons' daughters, personally assisting Luci Johnson in selecting the designer for her own dress and the styles for the bridesmaids' gowns. Diplomacy is the art and practice of conducting Negotiations between representatives of groups or states  After Johnson's retirement, Marcus' invitations were among the few the former president and his wife continued to accept.  Marcus' own daughter Wendy joined Mrs. Johnson's staff for a time in 1963, working under Mrs. Johnson's personal secretary, Liz Carpenter. Elizabeth "Liz" Sutherland Carpenter (born September 1, 1920 in Salado Texas) is a Writer, feminist, former reporter 
In addition to writing a weekly column for The Dallas Morning News for 15 years, Marcus was the author of multiple retailing-oriented books, including Minding the Store: A Memoir (1974), the sequel Quest for the Best (1979), and His & Hers: The Fantasy World of the Neiman Marcus Catalogue (1982) He was a close friend of other writers, including Jane Trahey, an author and longtime advertising copywriter who at one time worked for Neiman Marcus, and historian David McCullough. The Dallas Morning News is the major daily Newspaper serving the Dallas, Texas ( USA) area with a circulation of around a half-million A sequel is a work in Literature, Film, or other media that portrays events following those of a previous work Copy refers to written material in contrast to photographs or other elements of layout in a large number of contexts including magazines advertising and book publishing David Gaub McCullough (mə-kŭl'ə (born July 7, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Born and raised in Pittsburgh McCullough later attended A television presenter for the public broadcasting program American Experience, McCullough said he once asked Stanley Marcus — "one of the wisest men I know" — what single problem or aspect of American life, if given a magic wand, he would change, to which Marcus replied, "I'd try to do something about television. American Experience (sometimes abbreviated AmEx) is a Television program airing on the PBS network in the United States " When asked why, he explained, "Because," he said, "If you could do something about television, think how far you could go to solve all the other problems. "
Marcus was an avid art collector, as well as amassing a collection of masks from around the world. A mask is an artefact normally worn on the face typically for protection concealment performance or amusement In 2002, the Sotheby's auction house mounted a sale of works from his estate, calling Marcus "an insightful and forward-looking collector and a generous lender whose contributions to exhibitions helped bring notice to the world of Latin American Art during the 40s, 50s and 60s. Sotheby's ( is the world's second oldest Auction house in continuous operation (the oldest being Stockholms Auktionsverk founded in 1674 " The auction house also noted that Marcus had begun collecting at age five (influenced by his parents), but had found his interest in good design vastly deepened by a 1925 graduation trip to Europe, where he visited a famed international exhibition of decorative arts and thus was introduced to the earliest works of Art Deco. Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939 affecting the decorative arts such as Architecture, Interior design, and Industrial The Marcus collections included significant works by Mexican artists Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, and Rivera's lesser-known friend and colleague Antonio Ruíz; the American sculptor Alexander Calder, and American painter Georgia O'Keeffe. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Rufino Tamayo ( August 25, 1899 &ndash June 24, 1991) was a Zapotecan Indian José David Alfaro Siqueiros ( December 29, 1896 in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico - January 6, 1974 in Cuernavaca Diego Rivera (December 8 1886 &ndash November 24 1957 was born Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez Alexander Calder (22 July 1898 – 11 November 1976 also known as Sandy Calder, was an American sculptor and Artist most famous for inventing Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15 1887—March 6 1986 was an American Artist She is associated with the American Southwest where she found artistic inspiration Marcus was friends with Rivera and Tamayo — playing a major role in bringing one of Tamayo's murals to the Dallas Museum of Art — and one of the first board members of the O'Keeffe museum, which honored him at the time of his death with a paid notice in The New York Times that stated "Stanley's generous support, leadership, enthusiasm, friendship and keen artistic judgment were instrumental in the Museum's inception and success. A mural is a Painting on a wall ceiling or other large permanent surface The Dallas Museum of Art is an art museum located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas Texas, USA along Woodall Rodgers Freeway We shall miss him greatly. "
Southern Methodist University hosts a Stanley Marcus collection at its DeGolyer Library in Dallas, including photographs, correspondence, and clippings. Southern Methodist University ("SMU" is a private, Coeducational University in University Park, Texas (an enclave The library also houses a collection of more than 8,000 books donated by Marcus, including 1,100 miniature books, many from the press he founded. 
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