Adele Brandeis

Deceased Person

1885 – 1975

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Who was Adele Brandeis?

Adele Brandeis was an Art Administrator from Louisville, Kentucky. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Brandeis worked for the WPA Federal Art Project and the Section of Painting and Sculpture. Brandeis did art-research for the Index of American Design, a comprehensive collection of American material culture, and managed the creation of visual artwork by local artists. Brandeis was the Director of Louisville Art Association in 1937. Brandeis wrote for the Louisville Courier-Journal starting in 1945. Among other jobs, she did research for the editorial page. She was on the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville and various Kentucky art organizations.

Brandeis was the daughter of Alfred Brandeis, who was the brother of United States Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis.

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Born
1885
Died
1975

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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