Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt

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Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt

(1875–1942) sculptor, art patron; born in New York City. She studied with tutors and with various sculptors. Married to Henry Payne Whitney (1896), she established and ran a hospital in France during World War I. She lived in Greenwich Village and was an influential art patron. She established the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City (1930) and is also known for her architectural sculptures, such as "Titanic Memorial," Washington, D.C. (1931).
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Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchased with funds provided by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
Bluhm, and Honorary Chairman Flora Miller Biddle, granddaughter of artist and Museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
Ironically, thirty-nine years after the female sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney founded the museum, Graves was the first woman to receive a solo exhibition at museum.
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was the perfect person to nourish these seeds.
The paintings, which were two panels from a series commissioned for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's 5th Ave.
1) Chanler's Astrological Screen of 1917, once owned by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, spectacularly reveals the artist's vivid imagination in a mystical astronomical display.
Estudio de arte de Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Nueva York, EE.
Or more likely their names would not have been widely familiar in Europe, unlike that of the indomitable Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney to whom Sinclair gives generous space.
The paintings, two panels from a series of six, were painted by Parrish for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
Armitage singles out two women who bucked this trend by concentrating on collecting modern art: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, who co-founded the Museum of Modern Art, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, who founded her own museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, both in New York City.
In fact, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney withdrew her offer of an arts center when she learned Wright would design it.
The talk of the event, though, was the $15-million price tag on the six canvas mural panels painted by Maxfield Parrish between 1912 and 1916 for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's Long Island Studio, offered by Edenhurst Gallery of West Hollywood, Calif.