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art historian

Abigail Booth Gerdts, American art historian.

Background

Gerdts, Abigail Booth was born on June 20, 1937 in New Milford, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Frank Walter and Ruth Joan (Friedman) Booth.

Education

Bachelor, Radcliffe College, 1959; postgraduate, Syracuse University, 1962-1963.

Career

Membership secretary, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959-1961; research assistant department painting, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1961-1962; registrar, Lowe Art Center, Syracuse (New York) U., 1962-1963; curator National Collection Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1964-1970; coordinator bicentennial inventory of America paintings, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1970-1977; coordinator index of exhibitions, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1977-1978; private practice consultant, New York City, since 1978; curator, archivist, National Academy of Design, New York City, 1980-1989; director, editor Winslow Homer Catalogue Graduate Center, CUNY, since 1990.

Connections

Married William H. Gerdts, July 23, 1976.

father:
Frank Walter Booth

mother:
Ruth Joan (Friedman) Booth

spouse:
William H. Gerdts