Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
(1875 - 1942)
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was active/lived in New York, Rhode Island. Gertrude Whitney is known for memorial statue and figure sculpture.
Biography Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
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 influenced by Robert Henri, her style was post-Ashcan* realism.
She began sculpting at age twenty five after marrying Harry Payne Whitney, and she studied at the Art Students League* with James Earle Fraser and Hendrik Anderson. She also worked in Pari
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