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artist , Museum director

Abram Lerner, museum director, artist. Decorated commandeur in de Orde Van Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands); chevalier dans L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France).

Background

Lerner, Abram was born on April 11, 1913 in New York City. Son of Hyman and Sarah (Becker) Lerner.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1935;student, Ednl. Alliance, Art Students League, Brooklyn Museumprivate studies, Florence, Italy.

Career

Associate director, A.C.A. Gallery and Artist's Gallery, New York City, 1945-1957;curator, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection, New York City, 1957-1966;director, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, 1967-1985;founding director emeritus, retired, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1985. Advisory board Archives American Art, since 1970.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - Inaugural Book, 1974, Gregory Gillespie, 1977. Contributor to magazines, museum catalogues. One man show, Davis Gallery, New York City, 1958, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, 2007.

      Group shows include, A.C.A. Gallery, Peridot Gallery, Brooklyn-Museum, Pennsylvania Academy, Davis Gallery. Represented in private collections.

Connections

Married Pauline Hanenberg, October 7, 1940. 1 child, Aline.

father:
Hyman Lerner

mother:
Sarah (Becker) Lerner

spouse:
Pauline Hanenberg

child:
Aline Lerner