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NEW YORK STUDIO SCHOOL OF DRAWING, PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

NEW YORK STUDIO SCHOOL OF DRAWING, PAINTING AND SCULPTURE
New York, New York, United States
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BACKGROUND

The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture is located in New York’s Greenwich Village, in a complex of structures assembled over an extended period of time by the American sculptor and art collector Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942). (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 2008, a portion of the decorative plaster cornice of the Whitney Studio collapsed, prompting the closure of the space to visitors and drawing renewed attention to its condition. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

WMF’s partnership with the New York Studio School is helping the institution manage the responsibilities of caring for an important historic resource while also meeting the demands of modern education in the visual arts. (...)

VIDEOS
World Monuments FundChanneling Robert Chanler
January, 2014

The exotic and wildly imaginative design for the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio, created between 1917 and 1923 by artist Robert Chanler, features painted plaster reliefs of fantastical sea creatures on the ceiling and an extraordinary fireplace engulfed in three-dimensional plaster and bronze flames stretching twenty feet high. World Monuments Fund has worked with the New York Studio School for many years to understand more fully the original decorative campaign conceived for the room. In this discussion, WMF and the graduate students who completed this project reveal their findings about the artistic practice of Robert Chanler.

World Monuments FundNew York Studio School
June, 2013

Included in the 2012 World Monuments Watch, the New York Studio School hosted a day-long drawing marathon to celebrate Watch Day. Art students created large scale charcoal drawings of the Whitney Studio’s magnificent bas-relief ceiling and fireplace, created by Robert Winthrop Chanler between 1918 and 1923.

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IN THE MEDIA
2012 World Monuments Watch: The New York List
Curbed, Thursday, October 6, 2011
2012 WATCH

The New York Studio School has been included in the 2012 World Monuments Watch. This historic building played an important role in early twentieth century artistic production in the United States, and serves as a notable landmark of the decorative art of Robert Winthrop Chanler and the artistic patronage of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Watch listing aims to raise awareness about the significance of the site and the importance of preserving twentieth-century interiors.

WORLD MONUMENTS WATCH DAY

World Monuments Watch Day

The New York Studio School hosted a day-long drawing marathon to celebrate Watch Day. Art students created large scale charcoal drawings of the Whitney Studio’s magnificent bas-relief ceiling and fireplace, created by Robert Winthrop Chanler between 1918 and 1923.

In the Blogosphere: Watch Day
In Dig Deeper: Watch Day Video