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Eleanor Broome Samuels Green
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1928
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1995
Los Angeles County
California, USA

August 29, 1995

Eleanor "Sue" Green, 67, former curator of contemporary art for the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Washington Gallery of Modern Art who also was director of the University of Maryland Art Gallery in the 1970s, died of cancer Aug. 24 at a hospice in West Covina, Calif. She had lived in Washington since 1964.

While at the Gallery of Modern Art, on 21st Street NW, Mrs. Green directed the events in 1966 surrounding the first comprehensive U.S. exhibit of Pablo Picasso's post-World War II work. She said at the time that some critics thought that the artist hadn't "done anything worthwhile since the 1930s, without even really seeing his work."

The exhibit renewed interest in Picasso's postwar work and prompted a debate in art journals.

At the Corcoran, Mrs. Green organized a show called "Scale as Content," which featured sculptors' works designed specifically for the gallery. The large works that resulted included Ronald Bladen's "X," and the show provoked a story in Newsweek about mod art at museums. Another work from the show, "Smoke," by Tony Smith, made the cover of Time.

While at the University of Maryland, her work included a traveling show of the paintings of American impressionist Maurice Prendergast.

Mrs. Green was a native of Covina, Calif., and a graduate of Vassar College. She received master's and doctoral degrees in art history from George Washington University.

After leaving the University of Maryland, Mrs. Green was an occasional guest curator at the Phillips Collection.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Leon Green Jr. of Washington; three children, John Green of Los Angeles, Emily Green of London and Charles Green of Huntsville, Ala.; and three grandchildren. 
Family links: 
  Charles Danziger Samuels (1899 - 1944)
  Eleanor Broome Samuels (1901 - 1989)
Created by: Jack Broome
Record added: May 05, 2009
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Eleanor Broome <i>Samuels</i> Green
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Rest in Peace cousin Eleanor
- Jack Broome
 Added: May. 5, 2009

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