21 April 2009

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Gloria Laura Morgan Vanderbilt

What's on your mind? just completed a bedroom at Kips Bay Showhouse with Matthew Patrick Smyth (click) to see a terrific piece in the Times about the room-

"the Memories and Desire Bedroom"
40's Hollywood Glamour

(photograph Fred Conrad- NY Times,above and below)

( photographs below by Piotr Redlinski)

writing from the memoir on the silver papered walls


The bedroom at age 16, glamorous silver paper on the walls & ceiling, Swedish clock, Burmese Slipper chair, French day bed, mirrored screen, beloved quilt. The room was in the GVW (Aunt)residence Washington Mews.

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney


the carriage house Washington Mews


Painting of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's converted carriage house exclusively for NY Magazine by GV


new book cover coming out in June2009

"Every writer has only one thing to say... over and over. My thing is loss. It is the most real thing to me, the thing I understand most, the thing that obsesses and interests and fascinates me." (GV)


Basic Information
Networks: NY, NY
age 85
Birthday: February 24th, 1924
sign:Pisces
Hometown: New York

Personal Information
Artist, Actress, Fashion Designer, Socialite- Latest foray INTERIOR DESIGN

Friends

"she would show up at, like ,report day at my school... in sort of like a beaver skin purple Zandra Rhodes coat. And I'd be like Mom, you know, can't you just like wear twee or something? Just like, tone it down?" And now I'm very happy and proud that she doesn't, and she's completely unique." AC



with Joyce Carol Oates ( April 7 2009)

pictures above taken at The National Arts Club's Literary Committee Honoring Joyce Carol Oates at The National Arts Club on April 7, 2009 in New York City.



Website
www.gloriavanderbiltfineart.com

Quotations:
"My work is loving the world"~Mary Oliver
A poem of the miraculous in the everyday...which is mostly standing still and being astonished.~Amy Hempel


Interests: collage,painting

Inspired
by

Joyce Carol Oates the beauty of Burne-Jones painting. The darkness of her hair crinkling in a halo around the tenderness, the compassion, the intelligence of her face.

Amy Hempel – her mysterious beauty – the cloud of shimmering hair cascading around her as a cloak to protect the pureness of her spirit which runs through her bloodstream like crystal water.

Aurelia Thierree – she moves on strange planes that girl – her catlike beauty, her delicacy, her strength. Will I ever be able to capture it?

Education
Miss Porter's School in Farmington Connecticut
the Mary C. Wheeler School in Providence Rhode Island
Art Students League in New York City

G.V. has been the recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, and the International Fine Arts College, Miami, Florida. Among the other awards she has received are: The National Society of Arts & Letters Gold Medal of Merit, the Anti-Defamation League Woman of Achievement Award, National League of American Pen Women, National Honorarium Membership for Excellence in the Arts.


Books Authored
Once upon a Time: A True Story
Black knight, White knight

A Mother's Story

It Seemed Important at the Time: A Romance Memoir

The Memory Book of Starr Faithfull

Never Say Good-Bye

Obsession
-a novel coming out in June 2009.
Once upon a Time: A True Story
Black knight, White knight

A Mother's Story

It Seemed Important at the Time: A Romance Memoir

The Memory Book of Starr Faithfull

Never Say Good-Bye

Obsession
-a novel coming out in June 2009.


MY PHOTOGRAPHS

photo by O.G.





the portrait is of Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt

"today, how I wish my mother was living close by, perhaps around the corner, so that I could drop by for a cup of tea now and then," she says. "We could smile over things - the things we may have cried about long ago as old friends do when they get together once in a while to catch up, to talk about old times and the things that pass."GV
(all photographs above are by Oberto Gili)

another Bedroom (Horst P Horst) read more click here


at 30, by photographed by Gordon Parks 1954


with Gordon Parks, companion

“He had the greatest gift of all, the ability to love without fear."


Portrait at 34 by Carl Van Vetchen



"Figure in an Interior portrait" by Aaron Shikler



FAVORITE QUOTE ABOUT MYSELF IN PRINT:
“a feminine version of the Renaissance Man.” (LIFE magazine 1968)

6 comments:

  1. fantastic post- creative, interesting, informative- got it all.

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  2. this post is BRILLIANT and GORGEOUS! i've bookmarked it!

    cheers, -paul

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  3. Paul- coming from you- my humble thanks.G

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  4. Is it terribly ungracious to say that the most efficient way to destroy a woman's true beauty is plastic surgery ? Giorgia O'Keefe please tell them, they might listen.

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  5. Can anyone tell me the name of the artist who painted the full length portrait of Gloria Morgan? I have one of my great grandmother that looks to have been done by the same artist.

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  6. Can anyone tell me the name of the artist who painted the full length portrait of Gloria Morgan? I have a very similar one of my great grandmother.

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