Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's Art Journal, 1906-1907
About the Project
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942) was a sculptor, art patron, writer, and the founder of the Whitney Museum of Art. She began keeping diaries as a child, and maintained the habit into her adulthood. In her Art Journal, dating from 1906-1907, Whitney recorded her "thoughts relating to art, subjects for statues, composition symbols, all manner of substances which affects [her] artistic life."