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Carl Van Vechten

Carl Van VechtenBorn: 17-Jun-1880
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, IA
Died: 21-Dec-1964
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Novelist, Photographer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Patron of the Harlem Renaissance


[1] Though married, openly homosexual. Some of his papers and effects, once kept under seal, deal with this subject. See also The Homoerotic Photography of Carl Van Vechten by James Smalls (2006).

Wife: Anna Elizabeth Snyder (m. 1907, div. 1912)
Wife: Fania Marinoff (m. 1914, until his death)

    University: University of Chicago (1903)

    The New York Times Music Critic (1906-08)

Author of books:
Peter Whiffle, His Life and Works (1922, novel)
The Tattooed Countess (1924, novel)
Nigger Heaven (1926, novel)
Sacred and Profane Memories (1932, memoir)


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