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Lincoln Kirstein by Walker Evans
May 4, 1907|
Rochester, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 5, 1996
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
(m. 1941; died 1991)
|Parents||Louis E. Kirstein
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Known for||Co-founder of the New York City Ballet|
|Years of service||1943–1945|
|Rank||Private First Class|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Lincoln Edward Kirstein (May 4, 1907 – January 5, 1996) was an American writer, impresario, art connoisseur, philanthropist, and cultural figure in New York City, noted especially as co-founder of the New York City Ballet. He developed and sustained the company with his organizing ability and fundraising for more than four decades, serving as the company's general director from 1946 to 1989. According to the New York Times, he was "an expert in many fields," organizing art exhibits and lecture tours in the same years.
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