French collector and art patron; born in Paris in 1839; died there May 13, 1902; eldest son of Simon Hayem. His wife was the daughter of Adolphe Franck, and her salon was a center for artists and writers. Hayem's gift of forty-six paintings by the foremost living French artists, together with many objects of art, to the museum of the Palais Luxembourg earned him the title of "Benefactor of French Art."

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