Miriam Davenport

Miriam Davenport

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Miriam Davenport (June 6, 1915, Boston, Massachusetts - September 13, 1999, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan) was an American painter and sculptor who played an important role helping European Jews and intellectuals escape the Holocaust during World War II. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, studied art and architecture history at Smith College before spending a year at the Graduate Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Awarded a Carnegie summer art scholarship to study in Paris, France, she attended the Institut d'Art et d'Archeologie at the Sorbonne. With the German occupation of France, Davenport fled first to the city of Toulouse where she met the poet Walter Mehring and others who were looking to escape to the United States. Miriam Davenport went to see if she could get help for their escape through the port city of Marseille, which although under control of the Vichy Regime, was not yet occupied by the Nazis.show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 318g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136532611
  • 9786136532615