The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt
Edition of 1920. See also Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

WHITNEY, Gertrude Vanderbilt (Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney), American sculptor, daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1843-99 (q.v.): b. New York City. She was married to H. P. Whitney, son of William C. Whitney (q.v.), in 1896, is prominent socially and has gained a considerable reputation as a sculptor, he organized the Society of Friends for Young Artists; and during the European War she maintained a hospital at Neuilly, France, for which service she received a gold medal from the French Foreign Office in 1915. She designed the ‘Titanic Memorial’ for Potomac Park, Washington, D. C.; the ‘Aztec Fountain,’ Pan-American Union, Washington; ‘The Fountain of El Dorado’ (exhibited at San Francisco, 1915), etc.