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Release Date: December 20, 2013

MFAA Officers and Members of the Roberts Commission from the National Gallery of Art

MFAA Officers: The Real Life "Monuments Men" and Women of the National Gallery of Art

Perry B. Cott
Chief Curator, 1956–1969

Walker K. Hancock
Sculptor of Andrew Mellon bust in West Building, 1954

Everett Parker Lesley
Keeper of Decorative Arts, 1974–1976

Lamont Moore
Curator of Education, 1941–1943; 1946–1947

Charles P. Parkhurst
Research Associate and Registrar, 1942–1943; Assistant Director and Chief Curator, 1971–1983

Theodore Rousseau
(OSS Art Looting Investigation Unit), Assistant Curator of Painting, 1940–1941

John D. Jr. Skilton
Curatorial Assistant, 1942–1943

Craig H. Smyth
Curatorial Department, 1941–1942; Samuel H. Kress Professor, 1987–1988

Edith A. Standen
Secretary to the Widener Collection, 1929–1942

Roberts Commission Members and Advisers at the National Gallery of Art

Huntington Cairns
Roberts Commission Secretary; National Gallery of Art Secretary, Treasurer and General Counsel, 1943–1965

David Finley
Roberts Commission Vice-Chairman; Director, National Gallery of Art, 1938–1956

John Walker
Special Adviser to the Roberts Commission; Chief Curator, National Gallery of Art, 1939–1956; Director, 1956–1969

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MFAA Officers and Members of the Roberts Commission from the National Gallery of Art

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