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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller: The Woman in the…

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller: The Woman in the Family

by Bernice Kert

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A fascinating look at a world we cannot imagine and within it a marriage hard to believe. Mrs. Rockefeller lived under the thumb of her husband and yet learned to thrive and have her way, enough to give us the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan and the Abby Aldrich Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg. I found it hard to believe the constraints she had and yet the money that surrounded her. I read this book several years ago and I thoroughly enjoyed it. ( )
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Nelson's beloved mother (1874-1948) was just as fascinating as he, though considerably less driven. Abby Aldrich's relaxed, worldly attitude differed markedly from the rigid Baptist views of the Rockefellers. Yet she handled her in-laws with aplomb, and her shy, reserved husband, John D. Jr., adored her. While keeping him happy, she pursued her own interests as a pioneering champion of both modern and folk art, helping to found the Museum of Modern Art in 1929. Kert's elegant, perceptive biography does full justice to a warm-hearted, lovable woman.

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