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Oral history interview with Rosamond Bernier Russell, 2008-2009.

Creator: Bernier, Rosamond
Project: Elizabeth Murray Women in the Visual Arts oral history project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 151 pages transcript 46 pages 1 electronic file : digital file (60 minutes). 1 electronic file : digital file (104 minutes). 1 electronic file : digital file (65 minutes). 1 videocassette (90 minutes).
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Art Lecturer.

Scope and Contents

Rosamond Bernier (1916- ) was born in Philadelphia as Rosamond Margaret Rosenbaum; father: lawyer, Hungarian Jewish descent; mother: English protestant, died while Bernier was still a child; early death of younger brother; French citizenship in 1970; first marriage to Lewis Riley from 1936-1942; second marriage to Georges Bernier from 1950-1970; third marriage to John Russell from 1975-2008; education: Sherborne School for Girls in England, Sarah Lawrence College, music studies with Carlos Salzedo; career: Acapulco, Mexico; art scout in Latin America for Museum of Modern Art, New York; fashion editor for Vogue, New York; editor for Vogue in Paris; founder and editor in chief of art-magazine L'oeil; lecturer: Trinity College in Hartford, CT, Rice University in Houston, TX, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; national and international lectures; author; publisher and commissioner; artist interviews and production of television programs; contact with major artists of the 20th century: Henri Matisse, Joan Mirơ, Pablo Picasso.


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