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ID: 500014661
 
Record Type: Person
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt (American sculptor and patron, 1875-1942)

Note: The founder of the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City, which she first opened in 1930 after donating 700 works of art from her own collection. The Whitney has since become a major force in the international art world.

Names:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt (preferred,V,index)
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (V,display)
Vanderbilt, Gertrude (V)
Whitney, Gertrude (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
patron
collector
founder (originator)

Gender: female

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
aunt of ....  Whitney, John Hay  
............  (American publisher, collector, and diplomat, 1904-1982) [500117452]
student of ....  Andersen, Hendrik Christian  
..................  (American sculptor and painter, 1872-1940) [500056797]
student of ....  Fraser, James Earle  
..................  (American medalist and sculptor, 1876-1953) [500010541]
student of ....  O'Connor, Andrew, Jr.  
..................  (American sculptor, 1874-1941) [500102382]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt (I)

Biographies:
(American sculptor and patron, 1875-1942) ..... [VP Preferred]
( sculptor, 1877-1942) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(American sculptor, 1877-1942) ..... [GRLPSC]
(American sculptor, 1877-1942) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney ........ [CL-Courtauld, VP]
.......................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Vanderbilt, Gertrude ........ [BHA]
..........................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Whitney, Gertrude ........ [GRLPSC]
....................................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt ........ [BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, VP Preferred]
.........................................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 29 October 2003
.........................................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
.........................................................  Witt Library, Authority files

Subject: ........ [BHA, CL-Courtauld, GRLPSC, VP]
....................  Armstrong and Larsen, Art in Place (1989)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Dunford, Biographical Dictionary of Women Artists (1990)
....................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 29 October 2003
....................  Petteys, Dictionary of Women Artists (1985)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Who Was Who in America (1943-)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 29 October 2003
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