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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.

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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  ...  Displaying 750 of 11683 characters.



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About  Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

Born:  1875 - New York City
Died:   1942 - New York City
Known for:  memorial statue and figure sculpture