Entries tagged with "Greenwich Village, New York, NY, USA"

Early and seminal modernist art curator; first paid curator at the Museum of Modern Art, 1934 to 1969. Miller was raised in Montclair, N. J. She graduated from Smith College in 1925 and enrolled in the Newark Museum, Newark, N. J., inaugural apprentice program where she studied under John Cotton Dana. After graduating she was hired at the Newark Museum in 1926 until Dana died in 1929.

Medieval- and Modernist art historian; Columbia University professor; one of the most important art historians of the twentieth century. Schapiro's father was a Hebrew school teacher who had emigrated from Lithuania in 1906. The younger Schapiro emigrated at age 3 when his father was able to send for the family. Schapiro studied at Public School 84 and Boys High School in Brooklyn (the family lived in the Brownsville section) where his father was a twine jobber.