Figdor, Albert, b. Baden (Lower Austria), May 16, 1843, d. Vienna, Feb. 22, 1927, banker and art collector. Focused on arts and crafts and owned one of the most important private collections in Austria before World War II. Since his plans to donate the collection to the newly opened Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum did not materialize in 1891, he later bequeathed the collection to Heidelberg. After auctions in Vienna and Berlin in 1930, museums in Vienna acquired only a small part of the collection.
Literature#Die Smlg. Dr. A. F., auction catalogue, 5 vols., Vienna/Berlin 1930; OeBL; NDB.