Vera G. List

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Vera G. List
Born
Vera Glaser

(1908-01-06)January 6, 1908
DiedOctober 10, 2002(2002-10-10) (aged 94)
NationalityAmerican
EducationSimmons College
Spouse(s)
Albert A. List
(m. 1930; died 1987)
Children4
AwardsNational Medal of Arts 1996

Vera G. List (January 6, 1908 – October 10, 2002) was an American art collector and philanthropist. She was awarded a 1996 National Medal of Arts.

Life[edit]

She grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. She attended Simmons College. In 1930 she married Albert A. List and they moved to New York City in 1945. Her husband, A. List, died on September 12, 1987 due to heart failure.[1]She had four daughters and 12 grandchildren.

Vera List died in Greenwich, Connecticut, on October 10, 2002, aged 94.[2]

Philanthropy[edit]

She gave to the Metropolitan Opera, Mount Sinai Hospital, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Jewish Museum, The New School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,[3] Brown University, Swarthmore College, and American Academy in Berlin. She help found the New Museum of Contemporary Art.[2] She is the namesake of the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics at The New School.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neuffer, Elizabeth (1987-09-12). "ALBERT A. LIST, 86, INDUSTRIALIST WHO SUPPORTED MANY CAUSES (Published 1987)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  2. ^ a b Roberta Smith (October 13, 2002). "Vera G. List, 94, Is Dead; Philanthropist and Collector". The New York Times.
  3. ^ http://arts.mit.edu/about/council/council-members/[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.veralistcenter.org/learn/1/about/

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