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Whitney, John Hay

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role Collector
dates 1904-1982
city New York City
other citiesLexington, KY; Saratoga, NY; Augusta, GA; Fishers Island, CT; Greenwood, GA; Rome, Italy; Manhasset, NY;
gender M
historical notes Colloquially known as "Jock" Whitney, was U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, publisher of the New York Herald Tribune, MOMA Trustee and a member of the Whitney family.

The John Hay Whitney Collection (May 26-November 27, 1983), National Gallery of Art exhibition, Washington, DC, consisted of 73 paintings by 19th- and 20th-century European and American masters constituted almost the entire collection assembled by John Hay Whitney and Betsey Cushing Whitney.

Mr. Whitney, who died in 1982, served as a National Gallery trustee from 1961 to 1979. Included in the exhibition were the recent gifts from his estate to the National Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, and Yale University Art Gallery. John Rewald, consultant and advisor to the Whitneys, was guest curator. Florence Coman was coordinator at the Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.
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Archives of American Art Hackett Galleries selected records, 1930-1957 see details...
Archives of American Art John Rewald interview, 1972 Nov. 16 - 1973 Feb. 8 see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Artist file: Whitney, John Hay; miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Re-opening of The Museum of Modern Art, May 10, 1939 [sound recording] see details...
Library of Congress David E. Finley Papers, 1915-1977.
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see also:
Whitney, Betsey Cushing Roosevelt, 1908-1998