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Greenwich Village

(Encyclopedia) Greenwich Village grn´ch, residential district of lower Manhattan, New York City, extending S from 14th St. to Houston St. and W from Washington Square to the Hudson River. North of…

Benda, Wladyslaw Theodor

(Encyclopedia) Benda, Wladyslaw Theodor vläd´släf bäNdä´, 1873–1948, Polish American painter and illustrator, b. Poland. He studied at the Art Academy in Cracow and in Vienna, San Francisco, and New…

Simkhovitch, Mary Kingsbury

(Encyclopedia) Simkhovitch, Mary Kingsbury smk´vch, 1867–1951, American social worker, b. Chestnut Hill, Mass., grad. Boston Univ., 1890. After further study at Radcliffe, Columbia, and the Univ.…

Beard, James

(Encyclopedia) Beard, James, 1903–85, American cooking teacher, b. Portland Oregon. His interest in food was encouraged by his mother, who had been a hotel proprietor. He was a syndicated columnist,…

Judson Dance Theater

(Encyclopedia) Judson Dance Theater, a loose collective of dancers, musicians, and visual artists that produced an influential series of avant-garde performance pieces at Judson Memorial Church in…

Segal, George

(Encyclopedia) Segal, George, 1924–2000, American sculptor, b. New York City, grad. Rutgers (B.A., 1950; M.A., 1963). An influential member of the pop art movement, Segal is known for his tableaux of…

Provincetown Players

(Encyclopedia) Provincetown Players, American theatrical company that first introduced the plays of Eugene O'Neill. The company opened with his Bound East for Cardiff at the Wharf Theatre,…

Bodenheim, Maxwell

(Encyclopedia) Bodenheim, Maxwell b´dnhm, 1893–1954, American novelist and poet, b. Hermanville, Miss. His poetry, which incorporates many techniques of the imagists, is cynical and often dwells…

Fornés, María Irene

(Encyclopedia) Fornés, María Irene, 1930–2018, Cuban-American playwright and director; she emigrated from Cuba with her family after her father's death in 1945. An early experimental work,…

Jones, Robert Edmond

(Encyclopedia) Jones, Robert Edmond, 1887–1954, American scene designer, b. Milton, N.H. With his design in 1915 for The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife, a new era of scene design began in the United…