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Museum director

Monroe Wheeler, Museum director. Decorated chevalier French Legion of Honor, 1951; life member French Institute in the United States; member of 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, 1920-1929.

Career

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

Works

Membership

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

Advisory county Rutgers University.

Connections

father:
Frederick Monroe Wheeler

mother:
Anna Marie (Kinzie) Wheeler