Sommer, Frederick, 1905-1999

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d. January 23, 1999.

From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 122450088

Sommer was born in Italy, raised in Brazil and later became a naturalized American citizen. He studied landscape architecture, art and photography and was influenced by Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston. He studied music in the 1930s in Los Angeles. In addition to his musical drawings, he composed scores which were intended for performance.

From the description of [Musical drawing]. 1949. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80554080

Photographer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Frederick Sommer, Frances Sommer, and Alex Jamison : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122441139

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creatorOf McQuaid, James. Interview with Frederick Sommer [and his assistant, Alex Jamison] conducted Dec. 2-6, 1976 / [by James McQuaid]. George Eastman Museum, Richard and Ronay Menschel Library
referencedIn Sommer, Frederick, 1905- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Sommer, Frederick, 1905-1999. Papers of Frederick Sommer, 1909-1999, (1970-1999). University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library audio archive collection, 1969-2004. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Barbaralee. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel collection, 1976-1999. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Fogg Art Museum 20th-century history of photography collection, 1900-1984 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Sommer, Frederick, 1905-1999. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Sommer, Frederick, 1905-1999. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Sommer, Frederick, 1905-1999. [Musical drawing]. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Sommer, Frederick, 1905-1999. Reminiscences of Frederick Sommer, Frances Sommer, and Alex Jamison : oral history, 1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Sommer, Frederick, 1905-1999. [Frederick Sommer : artist file] Detroit Institute of Arts Research Library & Archives, DIA Research Library & Archives
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associatedWith Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Barbaralee. person
associatedWith Jamison, Alex. person
associatedWith McQuaid, James, person
associatedWith Sommer, Frances. person
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Photographers
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Photography
Photography, Artistic
Music in art
Drawing, Abstract--History--20th century
Photographers--Interviews
Landscape architecture
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Birth 1905-09-07

Death 1999-01-23

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