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Kit Smyth Basquin

Basquin, KitOccupation: Art Historian (Retired); Writer
Born: New York City, New York, July 3, 1941

Education:
PhD, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH (2009)
MA, Indiana University (1970)
BA, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD (1963)

Career:
Associate, Print Study Room, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (2000-2014)
Research Associate, The Brooklyn Museum (2000)
Exhibition Manager, William Doyle Galleries, New York City (2000)
Marketing, William Doyle Galleries, New York City (1999)
Curator, Marvin Lowe Retrospective, Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University (1998)
Director of Outreach, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Humanities Council (1995-1998)
Curator of Education, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University (1988-1995)
Director, Kit Basquin Gallery, Milwaukee (1981-1983)
Director, Washington Gallery, Indianapolis (1977-1979)
Director, Washington Gallery, Frankfort, Indiana (1972-1979)
Assistant Director, Public Relations, Indianapolis Museum of Art (1971-1972)

Career Related:
Member, Collegiate Chorale (2013-2016); Advisory Board Member, Gordon Parks Gallery, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis (2012-2013); Guest Curator, Wording The Image, Sherman Gallery, School of Visual Arts, Boston University (2010-2011); Guest Curator, Gallery of College States Island, City University of New York (2009-2010); Prints and Drawings, Subcommunication (1991-1999); President, Print Forum (1996-1997); Instructor, Marquette University, Gaza (1996); Member, Program Committee, Midwest Museum Conference, Milwaukee (1992); Instructor of Art and History, Concordia University, Mequon, WI (1991); President, Contemporary Art Society, Milwaukee Art Museum (1986-1987)

Civic:
Member, Alumnae Board, Spence School, New York (2005-2018); Member, Advisory Board, Ten Chimneys Foundation (2000-2001); Trustee, Ten Chimneys Foundation, Genesee Depot, Wisconsin (1997-1999); Choir Member, Two Churches

Creative Works:
Member, Saint Barts Singers (1999-Present); Writer, Biography of Pioneer Animator, Mary Ellen Bute (2020); Wisconsin Editor, New Art Examiner (1980-1981); Contributor, Articles, Professional Journals; Singer, Master Voices; Art in Print, “Mary Ellen Bute (1906-1983)”

Achievements:
Dr. Basquin greatest career achievements was getting her PhD in 2009. She had a eye problem and could not read until she was in the third grade.

In addition, singing under Nadia Borscht, the famous French teacher, when she was in college while she was the VP of the glee club. It was a high point in her life.

Furthermore, having children and three grand children. Her grand daughter, 13, sees Dr. Basquin as a role model. She sings, does backward flips, in advanced math, writes beautifully, and is terribly talented. So Dr. Basquin is touched that her grand daughter considers her to be a role model by her grand daughter.

Awards:
Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional

Memberships:
Member, Special Events Committee, University Club of New York (2016-Present); Member, The James Joyce Society; Member, MasterVoices (2016-Present); Member, Voices (2016-Present); Member, Library & Art Committee, University Club of New York (2011-2016)

Religion:
Episcopalian

Family:
Daughter of Joseph Percy and Virginia Sandford (Gibbs) Smyth
Children: Susan; Peter Lee; William “Bill”
Three Grandchildren

Hobbies:
Singing; Theater; Swimming; Skiing cross country; Kayaking

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2008, 62nd Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in America – 2007, 61st Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in America – 1999, 53rd Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in America – 1998, 52nd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1999-2000, 26th Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in the World – 2016, 33rd Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in the World – 2015, 32nd Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the World – 2014, 31st Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the World – 2013, 30th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the World – 2012, 29th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in the World – 2011, 28th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the World – 2010, 27th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the World – 2005, 22nd Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in the World – 2004, 21st Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the World – 2003, 20th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in the World – 2001, 18th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in the World – 1999, 16th Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2010-2011, 28th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2008-2009, 27th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2007, 26th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2006-2007, 25th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2004-2005, 24th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2002-2003, 23rd Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2001-2002, 22nd Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1999-2000, 21st Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1997-1998, 20th Edition (pub. 1997)

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