Van Deren Coke

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1921 – 2004

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Who was Van Deren Coke?

Van Deren Coke, Frank Van Deren Coke, F. Van Deren Coke, was an American photographer, scholar and museum professional. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and died in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He was the founding director of the University of New Mexico Art Museum. In 1970—during Beaumont Newhall's final year—he served as Deputy Director and from 1971 to 1972 as Director of George Eastman House.

From 1979 to 1987 he was director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's photography department.

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Born
Jul 4, 1921
Lexington
Also known as
  • Van Coke
  • Frank Van Deren Coke
  • F. Van Deren Coke
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Master of Fine Arts, Indiana University
    Art history
    ( - 1958)
  • Sculpture
  • PhD, Harvard University
    Art history
Lived in
  • Santa Fe
    ( - 2004/07/11)
Died
Jul 11, 2004
Albuquerque

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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