Joan Mickelson is a Hollywood, Florida pioneer by birth. Her parents, Lamora and Tony Mickelson, were among the first residents of the new city. Both worked for J. W. Young’s Hollywood Land and Water Company.
Joan received her A.B. from Harvard University where she studied Romance Languages and the History of Art. She has an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Harvard, both in Art History with a focus on the period around the turn of the 20th Century. For more than 30 years she was a museum curator and then director in art and history museums. As a biographer, she has written about numerous artists and a book, Hilla Rebay, the founding director of the Guggenheim Museum. She recently published A Guide to Historic Hollywood: A Tour Through Place and Time. Her current book is Joseph W. Young, Jr. and the City Beautiful. A Biography of the Founder of Hollywood, Florida.
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