Gérard J. Corboud was born in 1925, and died on March 5, 2017.
He was a Swiss entrepreneur, art collector, and philanthropist.
Since the late-1970s onwards, himself and his wife Marisol acquired works by the the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, and later the Neo-Impressionists.
During 2001, they made a “permanent loan” of their collection of over 170 works to the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne, Germany, which was renamed the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud.
The collection includes works by Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh, and is the largest Impressionist collection in Germany.
Gérard Corboud passed away at 91 years old.