Franck Van Deren Coke Photo

Franck Van Deren Coke

Born: Jul 4, 1921

Death: Jul 11, 2004

Birthplace: Lexington

Nationality: United States

Franck Van Deren Coke

Date of Birth : Jul 4, 1921
Date of Death : Jul 11, 2004
Birth Place : Lexington

Frank Van Deren Coke, F. Van Deren Coke, or Van Deren Coke was an American photographer, scholar and museum professional. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and died in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was the founding director of the University of New Mexico Art Museum. In 1970—during Beaumont Newhall's final year—he served as Deputy Director and from 1971 to 1972 as Director of George Eastman House. From 1979 to 1987 he was director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's photography department.

Also known as


  • F. Van Deren Coke
  • Frank Van Deren Coke
  • Van Coke

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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