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curator , art auction company consultant

Louise Averill Svendsen was American curator, art auction company consultant. Decorated knight 1st class Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, Swedish Order of the Polar Star. Member International Foundation for Art Research (board directors).

Background

Svendsen, Louise Averill was born on November 22, 1915 in Old Town, Maine, United States. Daughter of Albert Guy and Louise Pierce Averill.

Education

Bachelor, Wellesley College, 1937. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1941. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1949.

Career

Docent Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1941-1942. Lecturer department education Boston Museum Fine Arts, 1942-1943. Instructor history of art Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1943-1945.

Instructor, assistant professor Goucher College, Baltimore, 1945-1950. Assistant professor American University, Washington, 1950-1951. Lector Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 1954, assistant curator, 1962-1966, curator, 1966-1978, senior curator, 1978-1982, curator emeritus, 1983-1994.

Consultant Impressionist Department Sotheby's, 1983-1994.

Membership

Member International Foundation for Art Research (board directors).

Connections

Married Thoralf Svendsen, 1950 (deceased 1984).

father:
Albert Guy

mother:
Louise Pierce Averill

spouse:
Thoralf Svendsen