Among the finest examples of european craftsmanship are the clocks produced for the luxury trade in the eighteenth century the j paul getty museum is fortunate to have in its decorative arts collection twenty clocks dating from around 1680 to 1798 eighteen produced in france and two in germany. The j paul getty museum at the getty center features works of art dating from the eighth through the twenty first century showcased against a backdrop of dramatic architecture tranquil gardens and breathtaking views of los angeles the collection includes european paintings drawings sculpture illuminated manuscripts decorative arts and european asian and american photographs the j . Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for european clocks in the j paul getty museum getty trust publications j paul getty museum at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. J paul getty had a passion for the exquisitely made furniture and decorative objects of eighteenth century france which he began collecting in the 1930s gillian wilson curator of decorative arts since 1971 has broadened and strengthened the collection adding boulle furniture mounted oriental porcelain tapestries clocks ceramics and more. The getty villa the getty center and the j paul getty trust birth education and family jean paul getty was born on december 15 1892 in minneapolis he was the son of george franklin getty a lawyer who went into the oil business in oklahoma in 1903 two years later the family moved to california where j paul was raised
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