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Putting Katherine Dreier into Perspective

Title: Putting Katherine Dreier into Perspective: Modern Art Collecting in Early 20Th-Century America.
Name(s): Klein, Sara, author
Bearor, Karen, professor directing thesis
Flores, Tatiana, committee member
Lee, Susan, committee member
Department of Art History, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Katherine Dreier was an artist, patron, and art collector during the first half of the twentieth century. This thesis explores Dreier's role as a collector of modern art in the Société Anonyme and situates her in context with her fellow collecting contemporaries. First, I will provide a brief history of art collecting in the United States, from the 1870s until the early twentieth century. Next, introduce Dreier as a collector, citing specific biographical events that contributed to her development as a collector. Then I will compare and contrast the collecting practices of Alfred Barr Jr., Hilla Rebay, and John Quinn with that of Dreier to show how each contributed to the cause of modern art. Also included in this discussion will be an exploration of the personal and professional relationships of each collector to Dreier. Finally I will discuss what happened to Dreier's collection after her death and how it has impacted modern art as we know it today.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2820 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Art History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Art.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2005.
Date of Defense: June 18, 2005.
Keywords: 20th-Century America, Modern Art, Art Collecting, Katherine Dreier, John Quinn, Hilla Rebay, Alfred Barr Jr.
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Karen Bearor, Professor Directing Thesis; Tatiana Flores, Committee Member; Susan Lee, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Arts
Art -- History
Architecture -- History
Archaeology -- History
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Klein, S. (2005). Putting Katherine Dreier into Perspective: Modern Art Collecting in Early 20Th-Century America. Retrieved from