Bolton, Robert, 1937-1988

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Born in Knoxville, Tenn., on 15 July 1937, photographer Robert Bolton discovered photography in his early teens. Bolton attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in art. Shortly after graduating from college, he became art director of Hogan, Rose & Co. Inc., an advertising agency in Knoxville, Tenn. Although he remained in this professional position for the rest of his life, Bolton continued to be an avid photographer until his death in 1988.

From the description of Robert Bolton collection, 1955-1980 (bulk 1963-1969). WorldCat record id: 77123810

Born in Knoxville, Tenn., on 15 July 1937, photographer Robert Bolton discovered photography in his early teens. Bolton attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in art. During his college years, drawing and painting were Bolton's main creative output; however, he continued to develop his photographic skills by working as photographer for the school newspaper and by extensively photographing his subjects before beginning a new portrait.

Shortly after graduating from college, Robert Bolton became art director of Hogan, Rose & Co. Inc., an advertising agency in Knoxville, Tenn. Although he remained in this professional position for the rest of his life, Bolton continued to be an avid photographer until his death in 1988. Bolton resided in Knoxville, Tenn., for most of his life, but he frequently traveled throughout the eastern United States photographing people, places, and cultural events along the way. During his lifetime, Bolton photographed everything from common street scenes found in and around many southern cities to major cultural gatherings, such as the Downbeat Jazz Festival in Chicago, Ill., and the Ole Time Fiddler's & Bluegrass Festival in Union Grove, N.C.

From the guide to the Robert Bolton Collection, 1955-1980 and undated, (bulk 1963-1969), (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.)

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creatorOf Robert Bolton Collection, 1955-1980 and undated, (bulk 1963-1969) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
creatorOf Bolton, Robert, 1937-1988. Robert Bolton collection, 1955-1980 (bulk 1963-1969). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. Papers, 1792-1884. American Antiquarian Society
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associatedWith Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 person
associatedWith Asheville Folk Festival (Asheville, N.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Atlanta Jazz Festival (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Austin High Gang Reunion Band corporateBody
associatedWith Basie, Count, 1904-1984 person
associatedWith Beach Boys corporateBody
associatedWith Boyington, Gregory person
associatedWith Coltrane, John, 1926-1967 person
associatedWith Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. person
associatedWith Davis, Eddie, 1922-1986 person
associatedWith Downbeat Jazz Festival (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dylan, Bob, 1941- person
associatedWith Freeman, Bud, 1906-1991 person
associatedWith Free Southern Theater corporateBody
associatedWith Getz, Stan, 1927-1991 person
associatedWith Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993 person
associatedWith Green, Bunky person
associatedWith Haas, Ernst, 1921-1986 person
associatedWith Hart, Billy person
associatedWith Herman, Woody, 1913-1987 person
associatedWith Hines, Art, 1904-1993 person
associatedWith Hines, Earl, 1903-1983 person
associatedWith Lanigan, Jim person
associatedWith McPartland, Jimmy, 1907-1991 person
associatedWith McRae, Carmen person
associatedWith Monk, Thelonious person
associatedWith Moody, James, 1925-2010 person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith New York World's Fair (1964-1965) corporateBody
associatedWith O'Brien, Floyd person
associatedWith Ole Time Fiddler's & Bluegrass Festival (Union Grove, N.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Original Salty Dogs (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Rouse, Charlie person
associatedWith Russell, Pee Wee person
associatedWith Shepp, Archie person
associatedWith Simmons, Jean, 1929-2010 person
associatedWith Smith, Jimmy person
associatedWith Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum corporateBody
associatedWith Sports Car Club of America corporateBody
associatedWith Sublett, Carl, 1919- person
associatedWith University of Tennessee, Knoxville corporateBody
associatedWith Wein, George person
associatedWith Wettling, George, 1907-1968 person
associatedWith WNOX (Radio station : Knoxville, Tenn.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Raleigh (N.C.)
Gatlinburg (Tenn.)
Knoxville (Tenn.)
North Carolina
Tennessee
Washington (D.C.)
New York (N.Y.)
Georgia
Atlanta (Ga.)
New Orleans (La.)
Southern States
New York (State)
Union Grove (N.C.)
Louisiana
Subject
Photographers--History--20th century
Photography--History--20th century
Musicians--Photographs
Automobile racing--Photographs
Animals--Photographs
Festivals--Photographs
Railroad stations--Photographs
Restaurants--Photographs
Horse shows--Photograph
Motorcyclists--Photographs
Stage photography
Portraits, American--20th century
Children--Photographs
Motorcycles--Photographs
Photographs
Buildings--Photographs
Television--Receivers and reception--Photographs
Families--Photographs
Artists--Photographs
Stores, Retail--Photographs
Roads--Photographs
Concerts--Photographs
Museums--Photographs
Automobiles--Photographs
Airports--Photographs
Fairs--Photographs
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Birth 1937

Death 1988

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