GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania museums have begun dividing more than 500 pieces of art bequeathed to them by the late Pittsburgh Tribune-Review publisher Richard Mellon Scaife.

Officials with the Brandywine River Museum of Art near Philadelphia met Wednesday in Greensburg with their colleagues at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

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Scaife, the billionaire banking heir who died July 4, willed the paintings to the museums. They divided more than 140 of the most sought-after works of art Wednesday, and will divvy up the rest in the coming days.

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Scaife’s collection consisted mostly of 19th and 20th century paintings by American artists John La Farge, John Kensett, George Inness and others.

Scaife also gave the Westmoreland museum $5 million and bequeathed his 900-acre estate, “Penguin Court,” to Brandywine’s parent organization, along with $15 million to maintain the property.

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