Henry Frick Biography

Art Collector (1849–1919)
Henry Frick was an industrialist who headed the Carnegie Steel Company and the United States Steel Corporation. His mansion later became the Frick Museum.


Born on December 19, 1849, in West Overton, Pennsylvania, Henry Frick developed a coke and steel business, coming to head the Carnegie Steel Company. His labor practices helped lead to the Homestead Strike, and, after a rift with Andrew Carnegie, he would form the U.S. Steel Corporation in 1901. Frick's New York mansion and art collection later become the Frick Museum. He died in New York City on December 2, 1919.

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