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Art in the White House The Authors, Copyright, and Ordering Information
Rex Scouten's involvement with the White House covered nearly 50 years, beginning in 1949, when he joined President Truman's Secret Service detail. As chief usher (1969-86) and then as curator (1986-97), he enthusiastically supported historical scholarship on all aspects of the house and was the key organizer of the 1992 bicentennial celebration of the White House.
William Kloss was educated at Oberlin College and the University of Michigan, and was a Fulbright scholar in Rome. A noted lecturer on art, he is author of Treasures from the National Museum of American Art and Samuel F.B. Morse, and was the major contributor to Treasures of State. In 1990 he was appointed by President George Bush to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.
Doreen Bolger, former curator of paintings and sculpture at the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, received her Ph.D. from The City University of New York. The author of numerous books, articles, and essays on American art, she was previously curator of American paintings and sculpture and manager of The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
David Park Curry, who holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, is associate director for research and collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where he is also curator of American art. Dr. Curry has published widely on late 19th- and early 20th-century American painting, architecture, and decorative arts. He has served as curator of American art at the Denver Art Museum and the Freer Gallery of Art.
John Wilmerding is the Sarofim professor of American art at Princeton University and the author of more than a dozen books on American art. Currently the president of Shelburne Museum in Vermont, he also serves on the board of trustees for Monticello and for the Wendell Gilley Museum in Maine. In 1990 he was appointed by President George Bush to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.
Betty C. Monkman is curator of the White House collection of fine and decorative arts and has made the White House her specialty in writing and study. She received her Master of Arts degree from The George Washington University.
The information and images in this feature were adapted for on-line use from the book Art in the White House-A Nation's Pride, which was published by the The White House Historical Association with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society Washington D.C. The White House Historical Association is a nonprofit organization chartered on November 3, 1961, to enhance the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion. Income from sale of this book as well as all other published by the Association will be used to publish other materials about the White House, as well as for the acquisition of historic furnishings and other objects for the Executive Mansion.
This book has not been reproduced in its entirety here. The images and text included here in this on-line presentation are strictly the property of the White House Historical Association and may not be reproduced or utilized in whole or in part without written permission.
Art in the White House--A Nation's Pride By the White House Historical Association in with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society Washington D.C. Copyright 1992, THE WHITE HOUSE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, Washington, D.C.
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Art in the White House-A Nation's Pride has over 375 pages of high-quality paper, deluxe smyth-sewn binding, a gold embossed cover, a 75 page catalogue section and 450 illustrations with more than 100 color plates all enclosed in a heavy laminated dust jacket.
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