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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Bluhm, and Honorary Chairman Flora Miller Biddle, granddaughter of artist and Museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
About the Whitney The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942), houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
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.
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 Natural History Museum's comprehensive collection of birds now is housed at Tring, the former Rothschild estate, but the ~280,000 specimens of the Rothschild Collection were purchased by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932 for the American Museum of Natural History and are now housed in New York.
The paintings, two panels from a series of six, were painted by Parrish for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
In fact, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney withdrew her offer of an arts center when she learned Wright would design it.
Likewise, we are delighted to visit with Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and to see the Ballets Russes up close; in these images, de Meyer shares with us his place in the Edwardian world.
Founded in 1930, the Whitney Museum emerged out of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's active role in supporting the American artists of her day and, over the course of 67 years, the Museum's holdings have grown to include approximately 11,000 works of art representing more than 1,700 artists.
Founded by sculptor and arts patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1930, the Whitney was first housed on West 8th Street in Greenwich Village.
The new building will engage the Whitney directly with the bustling community of artists, gallerists, students, educators, entrepreneurs, and residents in Chelsea and Greenwich Village, where the Museum was founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1930.