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Apr 1
Gertrude Vanderbilt (1913), daughter of Alice Vanderbilt and Cornelius Vanderbilt II, was a sculptor and art patron. She decided to pursue her art in the early 1900s, and even studied sculpture with Rodin. In 1914, she opened the Whitney Studio Club in Greenwich Village, to provide a space for young artists to exhibit their work. In 1931, it became the Whitney Museum of Art after the Met turned down her modern art collection.
She also sued her sister-in-law for custody of her niece Gloria in 1934. Gloria went on to become an influential fashion designer and the mother of America’s favorite silver fox, Anderson Cooper.

Gertrude Vanderbilt (1913), daughter of Alice Vanderbilt and Cornelius Vanderbilt II, was a sculptor and art patron. She decided to pursue her art in the early 1900s, and even studied sculpture with Rodin. In 1914, she opened the Whitney Studio Club in Greenwich Village, to provide a space for young artists to exhibit their work. In 1931, it became the Whitney Museum of Art after the Met turned down her modern art collection.

She also sued her sister-in-law for custody of her niece Gloria in 1934. Gloria went on to become an influential fashion designer and the mother of America’s favorite silver fox, Anderson Cooper.


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