|Ambroise Vollard, 1910,|
|Daniel-Henri Kahnweiler, 1910,|
Kahnweiler, on the other hand, was younger than Vollard and first took up artists such as Braque, Picasso, Chagall, and others, only to find himself having to share these rising young stars with the ruthless and powerful Vollard. Kahnweiler was Picasso's favorite dealer however, and the one to whom he first offered many of his finest works. And, while Vollard dealt mostly with paintings, Kahnweiler often handled Picasso's ceramics, prints, and sculpture. Vollard is often said to have made Picasso, but it was Kahnweiler who first began handling his work and it was he who became Picasso's close friend and confident over the years. When hard times came for artists during the 1930s, even though he had to close his gallery, Kahnweiler set up a fund from which, in return for their work, he was able to pay his struggling artist friends a meager allowance. In effect, he managed their finances, as well as their careers, while allowing them to survive and continue painting. By this time, Picasso, of course, was well beyond needing such help, but for many others, such as Chagall, Miro, and Gris, Kahnweiler's financial aid was a godsend.