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Kirk Varnedoe

AKA John Kirk Train Varnedoe

Born: 19-Jan-1946
Birthplace: Savannah, GA
Died: 15-Aug-2003
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Colon

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Curator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Curator at MOMA, 1988-2001


[1] Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan, NY

Father: Samuel Lamartine Varnedoe (investment banker)
Mother: Lilla Train
Brother: Sam
Brother: Gordon
Sister: Comer
Wife: Elyn Zimmerman (sculptor, m. 1983, until his death)

    High School: St. Andrew's School, Middletown, DE (1963)
    University:
BA, Williams College (1967)
    University: PhD, Stanford University (1972)
    Professor: Asst. Professor of Art, Columbia University (1974-80)
    Professor: Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (1980-88)
    Professor: Art History, Institute for Advanced Study (2001-03)

    Museum of Modern Art Curator of Painting and Sculpture (1988-2003)
    Museum of Modern Art Adjunct Curator (1985-88)
    MacArthur Fellowship 1984

Author of books:
Northern Light: Nordic Art at the Turn of the Century (1988)
A Fine Disregard: What Makes Modern Art Modern (1990)
Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession (2001)


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