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Monroe Wheeler

museum director

Monroe Wheeler, museum director. Decorated chevalier French Legion of Honor, 1951; life member French Institute in the United States; member New York Geneol. and Biographical Society (trustee, vice president), International Graphic Arts Society (trustee, president), Grolier Club, Coffee House Club (New York City).

Background

Wheeler, Monroe was born on February 13, 1900 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Frederick Monroe and Anna Marie (Kinzie) Wheeler.

Education

Student, France, England, Germany, 1929.

Career

Co-founder, partner Harrison of Paris, France, 1930-1935. Director, chairman exhibitions committee American Institute Graphic Arts, 1936-1939. Chairman library committee, member advisory committee Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1936, director publications, 1939-1966, director exhibitions, 1946-1967, member international council, 1965-1988, councellor to the trustees, 1967-1988, chairman committee on drawings and prints, 1967-1988, trustee, 1945-1988.

Works

book Modern painters and sculptors as illustrators book Textiles & Ornaments of India a Selection of Desig book The Last Works of Henri Matisse: Large Cut Gouaches book Last Works of Henri Matisse Large Cut Go book Bonnard and his environment book Bonnard and His Environment

Membership

Chairman committee on publications Office Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Washington, 1940-1945. Member publications committee United Nations Educational, Paris, 1949. Trustee Ben Sahn Foundation.

Advisory council Rutgers University.

Connections

father:
Frederick Monroe Wheeler

mother:
Anna Marie (Kinzie) Wheeler