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us: Gruen, John


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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • John Jonas
  • Variants

    • us: Gruen, John Jonas
    • us: Grunberg, Jonas
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1926-09-12
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2016-07-19
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Enghien-les-Bains (France)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Berlin (Germany)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Milan (Italy)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Iowa City (Iowa)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Portrait photographers
          (lcsh) Art critics
            (lcsh) Music critics
              (lcsh) Composers
                (lcsh) Authors
            • Sources

              • found: His The new Bohemia, 1966.
              • found: John Jonas Gruen, 1999: CIP pub. info. (portrait photographer; art and music critic in the 1960s)
              • found: Facing the artist, c1999: t.p. (John Jonas Gruen) p. 6, etc. (b. 1926 in Paris, raised in Milan, arrived in New York in 1939 and moved to Iowa City for school, married Jane Wilson (painter) and moved back to New York, composer and then worked for photo agency (Rapho-Guillumette), mostly portrait photography)
              • found: NNWhit files, Apr. 1, 2004: artist files (John Gruen; John Jonas Gruen; b. in Paris, son of European-based journalist; author of 11 books: The new Bohemia; The private world of Leonard Bernstein; Close-up; The party's over now; The private world of ballet; Gian Carlo Menotti; Erik Bruhn: danseur noble; The world's great ballets; People who dance; The artist observed; Keith Haring)
              • found: George Eastman House catalog, Apr. 1, 2004 (John Gruen; French; 1926-)
              • found: 678 field information, July 20, 2016 (b. Sept. 12, 1926)
              • found: New York times WWW site, viewed July 20, 2016 (in obituary published July 19: John Gruen; b. Jonas Grunberg, Sept. 12, 1926, Enghien-les-Bains, north of Paris; the family moved to Berlin in 1929; in 1933, with the ascent of Hitler, the Grunbergs, who were Jewish, resettled in Milan; in 1939, fleeing Mussolini, Jonas and his parents made their way to New York; d. Tuesday [July 19, 2016], Manhattan, aged 89; cultural critic renowned for the vast breadth of his artistic net and the vast candor of his art-world memoir; for his photographic work, employed his original first name as a middle name to distinguish himself from another well-known photographer named John Gruen)
            • Change Notes

              • 1979-07-27: new
              • 2016-07-20: revised
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