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Wehle, Harry B.

    Full Name: Wehle, Harry B.

    Other Names:

    • Harry Brandeis Wehle

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1887

    Date Died: 1969

    Place Born: Louisville, Jefferson, KY, USA

    Place Died: New York, NY, USA

    Home Country/ies: United States

    Subject Area(s): European and painting (visual works)

    Career(s): curators


    Curator of European Painting, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Wehle was the nephew of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. As an undergraduate at Harvard, Wehle took the famous ‘Museum Course” lead by Paul J. Sachs, He graduated from Harvard in 1911. He was appointed curator in 1918. Under his tenure, the collections of Bache, Griggs, Havemeyer and Lewisohn came to the Met. He retired as curator of European Painting in 1948, succeeded by Theodore Rousseau, Jr., but retained the title curator of collections until 1953.


    [obituary:] Horsley, Carter B. “Harry Wehle, 82, Ex-curator, Dead.” New York Times December 15, 1969, p. 47.


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