Log In

Fern Rusk Shapley Edit Profile

curator

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, U. Missouri, 1916-1917;assistant professor art, U. Missouri, summer 1925;research assistant, National Gallery Art, Washington, 1943-1947;curator paintings, National Gallery Art, Washington, 1947-1956;assistant chief curator, National Gallery Art, Washington, 1956-1960;curator paintings Samuel H. Kress Foundation, National Gallery Art, Washington, 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