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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Biography

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ABOUT
Artist, art patron, and collector who founded the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931.
BEFORE FAME
She hung out with mostly boys and participated in sports growing up.

FAMILY LIFE
She married the wealthy Harry Payne Whitney when she was 21.
ASSOCIATED WITH
She and Nelson Rockefeller both came from famous American families.
TRIVIA
She sculpted numerous monuments that are located all over the world.

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