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Jeanne Louise (Johnson) Kostich

July 3, 1923 ~ July 8, 2017 (age 94)
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Jeanne Louise Johnson Kostich, a resident of Pocantico Hills since 1963 died July 8, 2017 at the age of 94.

Jeanne was the founder of the Museum of Primitive Art’s Department of Conservation (now the Michael C. Rockefeller Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art). After studying at the University of Chicago, she served with the American Red Cross in Europe in the 1940’s, and then spent a number of years in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, with her paintings exhibited in Paris, Minneapolis and New York. In 1957, she joined the newly-formed Museum of Primitive Art and then the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was an active member and Fellow of both of the American and the International Institute of Conservation, with a number of specialized papers presented at meetings and conferences. Her strong attachment to paintings, however, remained unabated and she complemented her professional and artistic work in her studio at home and by her activities at the Art Students League in New York.

As per Jeanne’s request all services will be private.

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