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a patron of the opera and in this, as in all branches of art, has been responsible for the development of much talent that would have been lost but for her interest, encouragement and generosity. She is a member of the American Federation of Arts, the association of Women Painters and sculptors, the National Institute of Social Science, the International Historical Society and the National Arts Club. She is also a member of the Colony and the Cosmopolitan clubs. In 1922 New York University conferred upon her the honorary degree of Master of Arts. As an artist who has made a definite and worthy contribution to American Art and who has given the inspiration of convincing, often purely beautiful, sculpture to her.fellows, Mrs. Whitney has gained the appreciation and admiration that talent alone can command. It must not be thought that only approval and acclaim have come to her. Unfavorable criticism has of course been