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Art club and gallery; New York, N.Y., founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1918.

In 1918, Whitney opened the Whitney Studio Club, which served as pioneering organization for American art, putting on exhibition programs and offering social space and recreational amenities to its members (one point numbering over four hundred artists living in New York). In 1928, the Whitney Studio Club was transformed into an art gallery, known as the Whitney Studio Galleries and directed by Juliana Force, which eventually became the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931.

From the description of Whitney Studio Club exhibition catalogs and announcements, [undated] and 1916-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122333569

Founded in 1918 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney as a center for exhibiting art of contemporary American artists.

Traveling exhibitions were organized and sketching classes were held. A predecessor of the Whitney Museum of American Art, it functioned until 1930.

From the description of Whitney Studio Club and Whitney Studio Galleries administrative records, 1916-1983, 1916-1930 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155490944

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk, 1888-1942. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Whitney Studio Club. Whitney Studio Club exhibition catalogs and announcements, [undated] and 1916-1930. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980,. Oral history interview with Alexander Brook, 1977 July 7-8 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969. Louis Bouché papers, 1860-1997. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969. Louis Bouché papers, 1860-1997. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Force, Juliana, 1876-1948. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1918-1964. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Whitney Studio Club. Whitney Studio Club and Whitney Studio Galleries administrative records, 1916-1983, 1916-1930 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942) Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980. Alexander Brook interviews, 1977 July 7 - 8. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Naumann, Francis M. Marius de Zayas Research Collection for How, When and Why Modern Art Came to New York, ca. 1910-1936. Whitney Museum of American Art, Library
creatorOf Whitney Museum of American Art. Whitney Museum of American Art artists' files and records, 1914-1966. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1855-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Anderson Galleries, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969. person
associatedWith Braque, Georges, 1882-1963. person
associatedWith Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980, person
associatedWith Campbell, Blendon. person
associatedWith Crisp, Arthur, 1881-1974. person
associatedWith Davey, Randall, 1887-1964. person
associatedWith Davis, Stuart, 1894-1964. person
associatedWith Donnelly, Thomas, b. 1893. person
associatedWith Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970. person
associatedWith Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968. person
associatedWith Faber, Arthur, b. 1898. person
associatedWith Force, Juliana, 1876-1948. person
associatedWith Force, Juliana, 1888-1948. person
associatedWith Gaylor, Adelaide Lawson, b. 1889. person
associatedWith Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897- person
associatedWith Hill, W. E. 1887- person
associatedWith Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966. person
associatedWith Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967. person
associatedWith Hunt, Thomas. person
associatedWith Johnson, Grace Mott, 1882-1967. person
associatedWith Lahey, Richard, b. 1893. person
associatedWith Lawson, Ernest, 1873-1939. person
associatedWith Marwede, Richard L., b. 1884. person
associatedWith Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952. person
associatedWith Nakian, Reuben, 1897- person
associatedWith Naumann, Francis M. person
associatedWith Olesen, Olaf, b. 1873. person
associatedWith Pène du Bois, Guy, 1884-1958. person
associatedWith Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973. person
associatedWith Picken, George, 1898- person
associatedWith Robinson, Boardman, 1876-1952. person
associatedWith Schnakenberg, H. E. 1892-1970. person
associatedWith Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965. person
associatedWith Sloan, John, 1871-1951. person
associatedWith Stella, Joseph, 1877-1946. person
associatedWith Wesselhoeft, Mary Fraser, 1873-1971. person
associatedWith Wheelock, Lila A. person
associatedWith Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942. person
associatedWith Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1877-1942. person
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Whitney Studio Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Zayas, Marius de. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Art--Societies, etc
Women philanthropists
Sculptors
Artists
Art, American
Painters
Art--Exhibitions
Art--Study and teaching
Traveling exhibitions
Art museums
Art museum directors
Art museums--Educational aspects
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Active 1916

Active 1930

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