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ID: 500061754
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500061754

 
Record Type: Person
Polignac, Winnaretta de (American patron and painter, 1865-1943, active in France)

Note: Famous for her Parisian salon and as patroness of the performing arts. She was the sister of Isaac Merritt Singer, who is often known as the inventor of the sewing machine. She was as the heiress to a part of the Singer Sewing Machine fortune and a millionaire at the age of eighteen. She married Prince Edmond de Polignac, an amateur composer who brought her into contact with the most elite of French society. After her husband's death, she used her fortune to benefit the arts, science, and letters.

Names:
Polignac, Winnaretta de (preferred,V,index)
Winnaretta de Polignac (V,display)
Singer, Winnaretta (V)  ....  maiden name
Polignac, Winaretta Edmond de (V)
Winnaretta de Polignac, Princesse (V)
Winaretta, Princesse Edmond de Polignac (V)
Princesse Edmond de Polignac (V)
Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac (V)
Polignac, Princesse Edmond De (V)
Princesse Edmond De Polignac (V)
Polignac, Winnaretta Singer (V)
Princesse Louis De Scey-Montbeliard (V)
Polignac, Winnaretta, Princesse Edmond de (U)
Winnaretta Polignac Princesse Edmond de (U)
née Singer, Winnaretta, Princesse Edmond de (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
French

Roles:
artist (preferred)
patron
painter
collector

Gender: female

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

Events:
active:   France (Europe) (nation)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
student of ....  Barrias, Félix Joseph  
..................  (French painter and draftsman, 1822-1907) [500008923]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Polignac, Winnaretta de (I)

Biographies:
(American patron and painter, 1865-1943, active in France) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American patron, painter in FRA, 1865-1943) ..... [BHA]
(French artist, 1865-1943) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American painter, 1865-1943) ..... [Grove Art]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
née Singer, Winnaretta, Princesse Edmond de ........ [Grove Art]
..................................................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Polignac, Princesse Edmond De ........ [WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..........................................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Polignac, Winaretta Edmond de ........ [VP]
.........................................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 17 September 2003
Polignac, Winnaretta de ........ [BHA Preferred]
..............................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Polignac, Winnaretta, Princesse Edmond de ........ [Grove Art Preferred]
................................................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Polignac, Winnaretta Singer ........ [VP]
.......................................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Princesse Edmond de Polignac ........ [VP]
.......................................................  Oberlin Conservatory [online] (2003)
Princesse Edmond De Polignac ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
........................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Princesse Louis De Scey-Montbeliard ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......................................................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Singer, Winnaretta ........ [VP]
......................................  Oberlin Conservatory [online] (2003)
Winaretta, Princesse Edmond de Polignac ........ [VP]
............................................................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 17 September 2003
Winnaretta de Polignac ........ [VP]
............................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Winnaretta de Polignac, Princesse ........ [VP]
.................................................................  Oberlin Conservatory [online] (2003)
Winnaretta Polignac Princesse Edmond de ........ [Grove Art, VP]
............................................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac ........ [VP]
..............................................................................  Artnet News [online]

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, Grove Art, VP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Apollo 102/162 (1975)
....................  Artnet News [online]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n80134721
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 17 September 2003
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n80134721
....................  NY Times obit.
....................  Oberlin Conservatory [online] (2003)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Kahan, Music's Modern Muse (2003)
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