Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist. Carnegie was born November 25,1835 and died August 11,1919.
He is known for founding and leading the Carnegie Steel Company in the 1870’s which led the expansion of the American Steel industry, making him one of the richest Americans in the history.
Through the Carnegie Corporation in New York he established in 1911, his fortune supported everything from the discovery of insulin and the dismantling of nuclear weapons, to the creation of Pell Grants and Sesame Street.
Millions of people have benefited from Carnegie’s generosity – a legacy of real and permanent good.
Carnegie dedicated the remainder of his life to large-scale philanthropy with special emphasis on local libraries, world peace, education and scientific research. He built Carnegie Hall in New York, New York and the Peace Palace and founded the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Institution for Science, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Carnegie Hero Fund, The Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburg, among others.
This magnificent Collection of Six Steel Orangerie Windows came from a School for Boys that Andrew Carnegie promised to rebuilt after demolishing an existing school in order to build his steel mill on the river in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania