|The Three Arts Club |
at 340 W 85th St, NYC in 1910.
This building was replaced in 1927.
- All applicants must be studying with a view toward self support or working in one of the arts.
- They must be under 30 years of age.
- They must furnish at least two satisfactory references.
- Admittance only by application card.[i]
|Patricia Bunting's head shot|
“Came the crash! 1930! The family fortunes collapsed completely. The house was rented – positions were found for the servants & we moved into an apartment in Drummond Court. From there, in July ’30 I moved to New York.”
|Patricia's entry VISA|
“It was close to Parson's [and] to a subway station. It was only half a block from Riverside Drive and a short walk to Central Park. There was a big studio on the top floor of the Three Arts Club, and that is where I did my assignments. That big studio room at the Three Arts Club was used for meetings as well as art projects. Professional artists would come to give talks to the art students. It was a thrill to meet well-known artists and illustrators whose work we admired in current magazines. One evening, the famous muralist, Diego Rivera, came with his tiny wife, dressed in her native costume. There were other cultural advantages to living at the Three Arts Club. Sometimes we received free tickets to Broadway plays or concerts. The theater managers wanted to keep the seats filled. The tickets might be just for a dress rehearsal, or they might be in the topmost balcony, but we didn't care when we could see stars like Helen Hayes in Victoria Regina and Mary Martin in Peter Pan!”[iii]
|Skiing on Mount Royal in Quebec|
five months before moving to NY.
|Patricia Bunting Woodruff as I remember her, in her young 50s|
|Patricia Bunting's extended family network, showing all the descendants of one set of her great-grandparents as of 1985|