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People/Characters: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

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Building Blocks, The Whitney Museum of American Art by Ezra Stoller
Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster by Steven Biel
Era of elegance by Andrew Tully
Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt by II Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: A biography by B. H. Friedman
Little Gloria - Happy at Last: Biography of Gloria Vanderbilt by Barbara Goldsmith
The Titanic, End of a Dream by Wyn Craig Wade
To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery by Gail MacColl
The Whitney Women and the Museum They Made: A Family Memoir by Flora Miller Biddle

Character description

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (January 9, 1875–April 18, 1942) was an American sculptor, art patron and collector, and founder in 1931 of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She was the eldest surviving daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II (1843–1899) and Alice Claypoole Gwynne (1852–1934) and a great-granddaughter of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt.

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