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Self-made businessman, John Schaeffer was arguably Australia’s greatest collector of Pre-Raphaelite art, his gifts to our state institutions leaving a legacy for generations.
John Schaeffer’s AO (1941–2020) name has long been synonymous with the art world as perhaps Australia’s greatest collector of Pre-Raphaelite art; his legacy will continue to be appreciated for generations to come.

The Sydney businessman and philanthropist tragically died this week, when he was hit by a Ford Ranger ute in Sydney’s CBD on Monday. He passed on 14 July, aged 79. The driver of the vehicle will appear in court in August.

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