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 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney  (1875 - 1942)

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Lived/Active: New York/Rhode Island      Known for: memorial statue and figure sculpture

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BIOGRAPHY for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
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1875 (New York City)
 
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1942 (New York City)

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New York/Rhode Island

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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
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The daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Gertrude Whitney became a sculptor in early 20th century New York where she was raised,  and, rather than having a reputation for her own creativity, was better known as heiress to a fortune, patroness of the arts, and founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Although the Whitney Museum focuses on avant-garde work, she was determinably anti-modernist in her sculpture.  Like so many who studied at the Art Students League* and influence (showing 500 of 11701 characters).



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