May, Morton D. (Morton David), 1914-1983

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Collector, painter, photographer.

President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of May Department Stores Company, founded by his grandfather, David A. May. One of the founders of the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis. Member of the St. Louis Symphony Executive Committee. Trustee of St. Louis Art Museum and founding member of Board of Commissioners. Member of the Washington University Visiting Committee for the Arts, and the National Business Committee for the Arts. Graduated from Dartmouth College. Has paintings and photographs in public and private collections. Primary areas of interest in collecting were Pre-Columbian, Oceanic, and German Expressionist art.

From the description of Morton D. May Papers, 1955-1983. (Saint Louis Art Museum). WorldCat record id: 122337712

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creatorOf May, Morton D., 1914-1983. Morton D. May Papers, 1955-1983. Saint Louis Art Museum, Richardson Memorial Library
creatorOf Gerson, Otto, 1902-1962. Otto and Ilse Gerson papers, 1933-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf St. Louis Art Museum. Registrar's Office. Records 1965-1984 : Morton D. May files. Saint Louis Art Museum, Richardson Memorial Library
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Birth 1914-03-25

Death 1983-04-13

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