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Fern Rusk Shapley

Fern Rusk Shapley, American curator. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Shapley, Fern Rusk was born on September 20, 1890 in Mahomet, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William Humphrey and Anna Lucinda (Renner) Rusk.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Missouri, 1913. AM, University Missouri, 1914. Doctor of Philosophy (resident fellow), University Missouri, 1916.

      AFD, University Missouri, 1959.

    Career

    • Fellow archeology Bryn Mawr College, 1914-1915. European fellowship grantee, 1915. Assistant in art and archaeology University Missouri, 1916-1917, assistant professor art, summer 1925.

      Research assistant National Gallery Art, Washington, 1943-1947, curator paintings, 1947-1956, assistant chief curator, 1956-1960, curator paintings Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1960-1972.

    Works

    Membership

    Member Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married John Shapley, September 19, 1918. Children Dora Shapley Van Wijk, Ellen Shapely Fish.
    • father: William Humphrey Rusk
    • mother: Anna Lucinda (Renner) Rusk
    • spouse: John Shapley
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    Born September 20, 1890
    Died November 15, 1984
    (aged 94)
    Nationality
    • 1913
      University Missouri
    • 1914
      University Missouri
    • 1916
      University Missouri
    • 1959
      University Missouri
    • 1914 - 1915
      Fellow, archeology Bryn Mawr College
    • 1915
      European fellow, ship grantee
    • 1943 - 1947
      research assistant, National Gallery Art
      Washington, United States
    • 1947 - 1956
      research assistant, National Gallery Art
    • 1960 - 1972
      research assistant, National Gallery Art
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