(1876 - 1931)
Rue Ann Carpenter was active/lived in New York, Illinois / Europe. Rue Carpenter is known for painting, interior design.
By Constantine Brancusi
Biography Rue Carpenter
An arbiter of good taste active in Chicago and New York, Rue Ann Carpenter oversaw the interior decoration of the Fortnightly Club and Casino Club in Chicago and the Waldorf Hotel and Elizabeth Arden Salon in New York City. She was a founder of the Chicago Arts Club where she expressed her commitment to contemporary art by creating an atmosphere where visual arts of the 'new styles' could be featured.
The Arts Club's rooms were open to the public and were hung with works by Picasso, Braque and Leger; sculptures by Brancusi and Rodin were on display, and Prokofiev and Stravinsky were guest artists.
Carpenter also added to her father's bequest of $50,000. to the Art Institute of Chicago, and encouraged other Arts Club memb
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