Gertrude <I>Vanderbilt</I> Whitney

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 18 Apr 1942 (aged 67)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Lake View Plot, Section 74
Memorial ID 6653335 · View Source
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Artist. A sculptor and patron of the arts, she maintained a studio in Greenwich Village and founded the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931. Her works of hers include "Aztec Fountain" and "Titanic Memorial" in Washington, D. C., "Buffalo Bill Cody" in Cody, Wyoming, and "Peter Stuyvesant" in New York City. A great-granddaughter of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, she was involved in a bitter custody battle for her niece, Gloria Vanderbilt, in 1935.



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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 1 Aug 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6653335
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (9 Jan 1875–18 Apr 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6653335, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .