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Category: History

“Game Changer: Mercedes Matter” in Gagosian Quarterly

Lauren Mahony and Michael Tcheyan pay homage to the founder of the New York Studio School in Gagosian Quarterly. Mercedes Matter’s devotion to art and artists, manifest in her founding of the New York Studio School, was instilled in her early on. Born Jeanne Carles in Philadelphia in 1913, the future artist, writer, and educator […]

October 28, 2020 · History

Francis Morrone on the Whitney Studio

In this excerpt, architectural historian Francis Morrone describes the creation of the Whitney Studio, designed by Robert Winthrop Chanler and Grosvenor Atterbury. Recorded on December 7, 2016.

The Whitney Studio at New York Studio School Named National Treasure

“The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village, operated out of the New York Studio School, has been named a National Treasure by the National Trust. The studio, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992, and was included on the World Monument Fund’s 2012 Watch List, was built in 1877 as a carriage […]

October 15, 2014 · History, Whitney