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Mitchell Wolfson Jr.

After decades of collecting objects representative of British, North American, German, Italian and Dutch design, Mitchell Wolfson Jr. founded the museum bearing his name. The interior furnishings, paintings and sculpture, books, prints and posters, Wolfson felt, told the intriguing story of the enormous social, political and technological changes sweeping the world during the period of 1885 to 1945. Born in Miami in 1939, Wolfson is president of The Wolfson Initiative, Washington Storage Company Inc., and the international investment firm Novecento Corp. He is chairman of The Wolfsonian-FIU Advisory Board, and is a member of the Florida International University Board of Directors. He also sits on the boards of several civic and philanthropic organizations in South Florida and around the world, with an emphasis on education. Wolfson is a member of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Serves on the Chairman's Circle of the American Friends of the Louvre, New York. He is also a member of the International Council of Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France. He graduated from Princeton University in 1963 with a degree in comparative literature and remains involved on the advisory council of Princeton's Comparative Literature department.He also received a master's degree in international relations from Paul N. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center.