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Henri Hermann Ghent, American Writer, critic. Avocations: antiques, art collecting, travel, sports. M C. Fellow Yaddo Artists Colony, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1979; grantee S.H. Kress Foundation, New York City, 1972, Ford Foundation, New York City, 1974-1975; recipient Art Critics' award, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 1973, 78. Volunteer Minority Task Force on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, New York City, 1988.

Background

Ghent, Henri Hermann was born on June 23, 1926 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Reuben and Jennie (Root) Gantt.

Education

Student, Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1952. Bachelor of Science, Northeast Conservatory, Boston, 1951. Professor certified, Georges Longy School, Cambridge, 1953.

Student, University de Paris, France, 1960. HHD (honorary), Allen University, Columbia, South Carolina, 1966.

Career

Writer, critic, New York City, since 1972; director, Community Gallery/Brooklyn Museum, 1968-1972; assistant director, Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences, 1968-1969; cultural news editor, Elegant Magazine, New York City, 1964-1968. Special consultant National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 1977, 78, Brooklyn College, 1969, 70, Dayton (Ohio) The Art Institute of Chicago, 1970, 71, Museum of Art, St. Paul, 1970, 71.

Achievements

  • Avocations: antiques, art collecting, travel, sports. M C.

Membership

Volunteer Minority Task Force on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, New York City, 1988.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Antiques, art collecting, travel, sports.

Connections

father:
Reuben Gantt

mother:
Jennie (Root) Gantt