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Rosamond Bernier

January 1, 1992

1992 – New York City

Rosamond Bernier began her career as a correspondent in Paris for American Vogue. She thereby became familiar with the major figures in art, music and literature in post-war Paris. The friendships that resulted were invaluable to her when, in 1955, she founded the monthly review L’Oeil. A pioneering classic in its time, it ranged widely over all the arts, both present and past. Among much else, she was first with news of the Matisse chapel in Venice and the ensemble of paintings produced by Picasso in the Chateau d’Antibes. Returning to the United States in 1971, she began a new career as a lecturer, rising to enormous popularity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where her appearances are regularly sold out. She has been profiled in The New Yorker, Vogue, Town and Country (among others) and on “60 Minutes” and “The Today Show”. Since 1986 her lectures have been videotaped by her own production company. In 1991 her book, “Matisse, Picasso, Miro, As I Knew Them”, was published by Alfred A. Knopf and later translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish. Decorated by the French government in 1980, she received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College, Hartford in 1991 and is a Fellow of the Morgan Library. She lives in New York and Connecticut.