Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979Variant names
Writer, critic; New Canaan, Connecticut. Died 1979.
From the description of James Thrall Soby interview, 1970 July 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220190225
Author, art critic, editor, collector, patron, connoisseur, and MoMA director and trustee.
From the description of James Thrall Soby papers, 1930-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122484551
James Thrall Soby (1906-1979) was a writer and critic from New Canaan, Conn.
From the description of Oral history interview with James Thrall Soby, 1970 July 7 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495596726
American art critic, curator, collector, director and trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
From the description of James Thrall Soby papers, 1928-1975 (bulk 1935-1955). (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 83538474
Born December 14 in Hartford, Conn. Son of Charles (in tobacco business) and Anna (Hazlewood) Soby
Educated at Kingswood School
1924- 26: Attended Williams College
Buys a reproduction of a Maxfield Parrish print
Bought a third interest in Edwin Valentine Mitchell's bookshop in Hartford, Conn.
Worked at Wadsworth Athenaeum
Director of painting and sculpture and member of board of trustees, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1943- 45: Assistant director, MoMA
1946- 68: Chairman of department of painting, MoMA
1946- 57: Author of monthly column of art criticism in Saturday Review of Literature
1950- 51: Editor of Magazine of Art, chairman of editorial board, 1951-52.
Married third wife Melissa Wadley (Soby had two previous wives, Mimi and Mary Eleanor [aka Nelly]); children: Peter Allyn
Awarded honorary L.H.D. from Williams College
Vice-president of MoMA
Died January 29 in Norwalk, Conn.
From the guide to the James Thrall Soby papers, 1928-1975, 1935-1955, (Getty Research Institute)
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