Straight, Michael Whitney.Variant names
Art administrator, art collector; Washington, D.C.
From the description of Michael Whitney Straight interview, [ca. 1971]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220190485
The donor, Michael Straight, grew up at Dartington Hall, Devonshire, England, an experimental community founded by his mother, Dorothy Whitney Straight and her second husband Leonard K. Elmhirst. The community included a progressive coeducational boarding school and a cluster of art centers. In the early 1930s, Straight's sister, Beatrice, returned from the Cornish School in Seattle, where she had studied drama, with Mark Tobey. He became an artist-in-residence and, around 1933, was commissioned to paint a series of murals in the Dartington dance center. In the following decade, the murals were damaged beyond repair and the walls were painted over.
From the description of Photographs and letters regarding Mark Tobey murals, [ca. 1933]-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502585
From the description of Reminiscences of Michael Straight : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309735038
From the description of Reminiscences of Michael Straight : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 506093472
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Mural painting and decoration, British|
|Federal aid to the arts|
|Art--Collectors and collecting--Interviews|