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Monroe Wheeler

Monroe Wheeler, museum director. Decorated chevalier French Legion of Honor, 1951; life member French Institute in the United States; member New York Geneol. and Biographical Society (trustee, vice president), International Graphic Arts Society (trustee, president), Grolier Club, Coffee House Club (New York City).


  • Wheeler, Monroe was born on February 13, 1900 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Frederick Monroe and Anna Marie (Kinzie) Wheeler.

  • Education

    • Student, France, England, Germany, 1929.


    • Co-founder, partner Harrison of Paris, France, 1930-1935. Director, chairman exhibitions committee American Institute Graphic Arts, 1936-1939. Chairman library committee, member advisory committee Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1936, director publications, 1939-1966, director exhibitions, 1946-1967, member international council, 1965-1988, councellor to the trustees, 1967-1988, chairman committee on drawings and prints, 1967-1988, trustee, 1945-1988.



    Chairman committee on publications Office Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Washington, 1940-1945. Member publications committee United Nations Educational, Paris, 1949. Trustee Ben Sahn Foundation.

    Advisory council Rutgers University.


    • father: Frederick Monroe Wheeler
    • mother: Anna Marie (Kinzie) Wheeler
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    Born February 13, 1900
    Died August 14, 1988
    (aged 88)
    • 1929
    • 1936 - 1939
      director, exhibitions committee American Institute Graphic Arts
    • 1936 - 1939
      chairman, exhibitions committee American Institute Graphic Arts
    • 1936
      chairman, advisory committee Museum Modern Art
    • 1936
      member, advisory committee Museum Modern Art
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