Yaddo (Artist's colony).

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Yaddo is an artists' community located in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Yaddo was founded by financier and philanthropist Spencer Trask (1844-1909) and his wife Katrina (1853-1922). After the deaths of their four children, the Trasks decided to leave their mansion, 400-acre estate and considerable wealth to create a retreat for authors, artists and musicians. After their deaths, their close friend George Foster Peabody oversaw the creation of Yaddo, which was administered from 1924 to 1968 by Executive Director Elizabeth Ames. Since its official opening in 1926, Yaddo has welcomed such notable guests as Newton Arvin, Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, John Cheever, Aaron Copland, Malcom Cowley, James T. Farrell, Granville Hicks, Langston Hughes, Carson McCullers, Sylvia Plath, Katherine Anne Porter, and Clyfford Still.

From the description of Yaddo records, 1870-1980. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122414650

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associatedWith Ames, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Arvin, Newton, 1900-1963. person
associatedWith Cheever, John. person
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. person
associatedWith Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989. person
associatedWith Farrell, James T. 1904-1979. person
associatedWith Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982. person
associatedWith Pardee, Allena. person
associatedWith Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938. person
associatedWith Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980. person
associatedWith Trask, Katrina, 1853-1922. person
associatedWith Trask, Spencer, 1844-1909. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--Saratoga Springs
New York (State)
Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)
United States
Leisure class
Art patronage
Music festivals
Capitalists and financiers
Authors, American--20th century
Artist colonies

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Active 1870

Active 1980

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