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Wardwell, Allen

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role Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert
dates 1935-1999
city New York City
other citiesNew Haven, CT; Chicago, IL;
gender M
historical notes Allen Wardwell was a scholar, collector and curator of Northwest Coast Indian, Oceanic and African art.

Wardwell was the head of the Primitive Art Department at The Art Institute of Chicago (1960-1973) and also served as acting curator of its Decorative Arts Department (1964-1970).

He served as the director of the Asia Society Gallery (1974-1984) and the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in New York (1986-1990). Later he was an independent consultant, a curatorial consultant for African and Oceanic art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and a senior consultant in American Indian art and tribal art at Christie's auction house in New York.

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The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives Allen Wardwell Papers, 1791-1998 1958-1998 (bulk). see details...