This update features six new biographies, with a focus on innovative figures in the fields of art and design. It includes fashion designers Arnold Scaasi and Norman Norell; Paul McCobb, whose furniture became emblematic of mid-century modern design; award-winning architect Robert Venturi; Vincent Scully, Yale historian of art and architecture; and art collector and philanthropist Helen Clay Frick.
The American National Biography (ANB) is updated regularly throughout the year, giving you access to the most up-to-date and accurate information available. Full access to all biographies is available by subscription.
Discover a full list of entries added this year.