Florence Nightingale Levy

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Florence Nightingale Levy (born August 13, 1870, New York City; died 1947, New York City) was an American arts administrator.

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Levy studied art at École du Louvre. In 1894, she founded American Art Annual magazine, serving as its editor until 1918. In 1901, she catalogued the art exhibition of the Pan-American Exposition. In 1909, she was one of the founders of the American Federation of Arts. From 1909-17, she was a staff curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. From 1922-25, she was part-time director of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Levy also was general manager of the Art Alliance of America (1917–19), executive secretary of the Arts Council of New York City (1927–32), and executive secretary of the American Fine Arts Society (1941). Her notes are used as a source for the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, often being quotes as Florence N. Levy.

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