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The Collection of Dr. Charles Hayes in Asian Works of Art

Dr. Charles Robert Hayes, a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Medical School, first traveled to Asia as a combat surgeon during the Vietnam War.  He later made many trips, going back to South East Asia, but also traveling to Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Japan, China, Indonesia and Korea.  He became friends with the Japanese art dealers, Hiroshi and HIroni Yanagi, and frequently traveled with them in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. He purchased many pieces from the Yanagis, and was often guided by them in his purchase of non-Japanese art. He had a lifelong interest in Asian religions and culture. After his retirement, he devoted time to the study of Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arrangement) and ceramics (which he also studied briefly in Japan.)  Dr. Hayes was also an accomplished pianist, and devoted to music; he leaves the bulk of his Estate, including the proceeds of these sales, to the Metropolitan Opera, and other New York classical music institutions.

Time & Location

Asian Works of Art on Wednesday, April 20 at 11am

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