Bolton, Theodore, 1889-

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Theodore Bolton (1889-1973) was an art historian, artist, scholar, and Librarian of the Century Association. His research specialties were book illustration and portrait miniatures.

From the description of Theodore Bolton Card Files, 1922-1925. (Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection). WorldCat record id: 605926735

Author and illustrator.

From the description of American book illustrators : typescript, 1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71010074

Theodore Bolton, b. 1889, art historian, librarian.

From the description of American book illustrators, 1847-1957 : typescript, [1950] / by Theodore Bolton. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 58660149

From the description of Early American portrait painters in oils : manuscript, [1950] / by Theodore Bolton. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58660147

Theodore Bolton was a librarian, art historian, and artist. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina, on January 12, 1889. Bolton received a diploma in the arts from that Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, in 1915. He studied library science at the same institute, receiving a diploma in that subject in 1924. He pursued formal academic work later in his life as well, receiving in 1937 a B.S. in education, and a M.A. in education in 1940, both from New York University. Thereafter, he received an M.F.A. from Columbia in 1955. In addition, he studied at Harvard during the summers from 1937 to 1939.

Although he illustrated editions of Adelbert von Chamisso's Peter Schlemihl (1923) and Prosper Merimee's Diane de Turgis (1925), which he also translated, and had his works shown in a number of exhibitions, his hoped-for career as an artist was cut short when his elbow was shattered in a gymnasium accident. Thereafter, he spent his time writing about art more than creating it.

From the description of Theodore Bolton Papers 1861-1977 1915-1977. (University of Miami). WorldCat record id: 681633718

Art historian, scholar and librarian of the Century Association; New York, N.Y. Died 1973.

He specialized in book illustration and portrait miniatures.

From the description of Theodore Bolton papers, 1917-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122333486

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referencedIn Bolton, Theodore, 1889-1973 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Bolton, Theodore, b. 1889. Early American portrait painters in oils : manuscript, [1950] / by Theodore Bolton. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Bolton, Theodore, b. 1889. Degas, a chronological catalogue of his work / T. Bolton. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, 1874-1940. Frederic Fairchild and Julia Munson Sherman papers, 1874-1970. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bolton, Theodore. The plays of August Strindberg, a descriptive and critical review, with a catalogue of the plays and a list of English translations. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bolton, Theodore, b. 1889. Theodore Bolton papers, 1917-1958. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bolton, Theodore, b. 1889. Theodore Bolton Papers 1861-1977 1915-1977. University of Miami, Otto G. Richter Library
creatorOf Davies, Harold C., 1891-1976. Harold C. Davies papers, 1910-1975. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bolton, Theodore, b. 1889. American book illustrators, 1847-1957 : typescript, [1950] / by Theodore Bolton. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Smith, Anna Clinger, 1884-1973. Charles Stanley Reinhart papers, 1939-[194-?]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Papers, 1911-1944 (inclusive), 1929-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Bolton, Theodore, b. 1889,. American book illustrators : typescript, 1958. Library of Congress
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library
referencedIn Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918. Papers, 1885-1941, 1885-1897 and 1927-1941 (bulk dates). Winterthur Library
creatorOf Bolton, Theodore, b. 1889. Theodore Bolton Card Files, 1922-1925. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Longacre family. Longacre family papers, [ca. 1810]-1952. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Edward A. Wilson Papers, 1915-1963 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Henri, Robert, 1865-1929. Robert Henri papers, 1922-1928. Cornell University Library
creatorOf James, Henry, 1843-1916. The letters of Robert Louis Stevenson : typescript, [1899] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Davies, Harold C., 1891-1976. Harold C. Davies papers 1910-1975. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith American Antiquarian Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886. person
associatedWith Century Association (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
associatedWith Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931. person
associatedWith Daugherty, James Henry, 1889-1974. person
associatedWith Davies, Harold C., 1891-1976. person
associatedWith Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917. person
associatedWith Durand, A. B. (Asher Brown), 1796-1886. person
associatedWith Frick Art Reference Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877. person
associatedWith Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918. person
associatedWith Henri, Robert, 1865-1929. person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith James, Henry, 1843-1916. person
associatedWith Longacre family. family
associatedWith Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953. person
associatedWith Otto G. Richter Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. person
associatedWith Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, 1874-1940. person
associatedWith Smith, Anna Clinger, 1884-1973. person
associatedWith Tolman, Ruel P. (Ruel Pardee), b. 1878. person
associatedWith Wilson, Edward Arthur, 1886-1970 person
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New York (State)--New York
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United States
United States
United States
United States
United States
Pennsylvania
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Book illustrators
Illustration of books
Portrait painting
Art historians
Portrait painting, American
Portrait painters
Portraits, American
Illustration of books--20th century
Illustrators
Art--Study and teaching
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Death 1973

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