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us: Ross, Marvin C. (Marvin Chauncey), 1904-1977

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  • Scheme Membership(s)

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  • Fuller Name

    • Marvin Chauncey
  • Variants

    • us: Ross, Marvin Chauncey, 1904-1977
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Moriches (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Hillwood Museum (Washington, D.C.)
        • Affiliation Start: 1957
        • Affiliation End: 1977
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Los Angeles County Museum of Art
        • Affiliation Start: 1952
        • Affiliation End: 1955
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section
        • Affiliation Start: 1944
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Marine Corps
        • Affiliation Start: 1942
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)
        • Affiliation Start: 1939
        • Affiliation End: 1952
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Brooklyn Museum
        • Affiliation Start: 1933
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Art, Byzantine
          (lcsh) Art, Russian
            (lcsh) Art, French--18th century
              (lcsh) Art, Medieval
                (lcsh) Art treasures in war--Europe--History--20th century
                  (lcsh) Art thefts--Europe--History--20th century
                    (lcsh) World War, 1939-1945--Confiscations and contributions--Europe
                  • Occupation

                      (lcsh) Art museum curators
                  • Sources

                    • found: The art of Karl FabergĂ© and his contemporaries, c1965: t.p. (Marvin C. Ross)
                    • found: LC in RLIN, 9-14-94 (hdg.: Ross, Marvin Chauncey, 1904-; usage: Marvin C. Ross)
                    • found: SSDI, viewed Nov. 28, 2014 (Marvin Ross; b. Nov. 21, 1904; d. Apr. 1977; last residence: Washington, D.C.)
                    • found: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS death file, 1850-2010 via, viewed Nov. 28, 2014 (Marvin Ross; b. Nov. 21, 1904; d. Apr. 24, 1977)
                    • found: New York passenger lists, 1820-1957, via, viewed Nov. 28, 2014 (Ross, Marvin Chauncey, age 35 [sic]; arrived at the port of New York, N.Y. on the S.S. Oslofjord from Oslo, Oct. 13, 1939; b. Nov. 21, 1904, Mouches [i.e. Moriches], N.Y.)
                    • found: Walters Art Museum WWW site, viewed Nov. 28, 2014 (Marvin Chauncey Ross; curator of medieval and subsequent art, 1939-1952; enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1942; called by General Eisenhower in 1944 to join the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Commission [sic] (MFAA) to assist in the discovery and repatriation of artworks seized by the Nazi occupation forces throughout Europe)
                    • found: Monuments Men Foundation WWW site, viewed Nov. 28, 2014 (Marvin Chauncey Ross (1916-1975) [sic]; expert on Byzantine, Russian and 18th century French art; served with the MFAA during World War II; head of the art department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; curator at the Brooklyn Museum; curator of Byzantine art at the Walters Art Gallery; joined the Hillwood Museum and Gardens in Washington, D.C. as chief curator, 1957)
                    • found: CAA newsletter, September 1977: p. 8 (Marvin Chauncey Ross; d. this spring, aged 73; curator at Hillwood, the Washington, D.C. home of the late Mrs. Marjorie Merriweather Post; curator of medieval art, Brooklyn Museum, 1933; moved to the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, where he remained as curator of medieval, Byzantine, and subsequent decorative arts until 1952, except for the war years during which he saw service as a captain in the Marines and as an adviser on monuments, fine arts, and archives at SHAEF; served as chief curator at the Los Angeles County Museum, 1952-1955)
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