Cheek, Leslie, 1908-

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Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va. Died 1992.

From the description of Leslie Cheek interview, 1982 June 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220185204

Leslie Cheek, Jr. was born in 1908. He was professor of fine arts at the College of William and Mary and director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He married Mary Tyler Freeman, the daughter of Douglas Southall Freeman. (After Cheek's death she married John Mcclenahan.)In the 1930's, Leslie Cheek and Stewart Bryan founded the Chebry Corporation to purchase 3,000 acres of land southeast of Asheville, N. C. The Cheeks owned a farm there from 1941 to 1955.

From the description of Papers, 1930-1957, 1940-1955. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 42218000

Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Richmond, Va. Died 1992.

From the description of Leslie Cheek interview summary, 1964 Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220199110

Leslie Cheek, Jr. (1908-1992) was Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, 1939-1942 and Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1948-1968. He attended Harvard College and received a degree in architecture from Yale. He was associated with the Museum in 1940 when, because of his innovative exhibition design skills, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller invited him to direct an exhibition "devoted to telling the American people of the dangers of Hitler's assault on the Free World and of the necessity for the United States to prepare itself for the inevitable war," tentatively titled "For Us the Living."

From the description of Leslie Cheek, Jr. papers, 1940-1994. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 670391031

Leslie Cheek (1908-1992) was a director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va.

From the description of Oral history interview with Leslie Cheek, 1982 June 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779477478

Leslie Cheek, b. 1908; d. 1992, Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts of Richmond, Va.

From the description of Oral history interview with Leslie Cheek, 1982 June 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646397233

Museum director, editor. Died 1992.

Cheek studied Fine Arts and was trained in architecture and stage design. His work as director of the Baltimore Museum of Art was marked by innovative and theatrical exhibitions, and led to his selection by the trustees of the Museum of Modern Art as curator for a planned exhibit "For Us The Living," regarding the rise of Nazism and facism in Europe.

From the description of Leslie Cheek papers, 1940-1983 (bulk 1940-1942). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81339423

Archival Resources
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creatorOf Smith, Charles (Charles William), b. 1893. Papers of Charles William Smith 1910-1979. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cheek, Leslie, 1908-. Leslie Cheek interview summary, 1964 Mar. 9. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cheek, Leslie, 1908-. Oral history interview with Leslie Cheek, 1982 June 8. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cheek, Leslie, 1908-. Oral history interview with Leslie Cheek, 1982 June 8. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
creatorOf Cheek, Leslie, 1908-. Letters, 1940-1983, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf CHEEK, LESLIE. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Cheek, Leslie, 1908-. Leslie Cheek papers, 1940-1983 (bulk 1940-1942). Archives of American Art
creatorOf Baltimore Museum of Art. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1938-1969. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Coolidge, John, 1913-1995. Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006. Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Cheek, Leslie, 1908-. Papers, 1930-1957, 1940-1955. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Cheek, Leslie, 1908-. Leslie Cheek, Jr. papers, 1940-1994. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Baltimore Museum of Art. Letters, 1940, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Knoll, Florence, 1917-. Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Heatwole, John L., 1948-2006. Personal papers, 1973- ; (bulk (1973-1987). James Madison University Libraries
creatorOf Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. James J. Kilpatrick papers [manuscript], 1925-1966 (bulk 1950-1966). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cheek, Leslie, 1908-. Leslie Cheek interview, 1982 June 8. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Letters, 1936-1948, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Baltimore Museum of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Barr, Alfred Hamilton, 1902-1981. person
associatedWith Campbell, Malcolm E. person
associatedWith Coolidge, John, 1913-1995. person
associatedWith Doud, Richard Keith person
associatedWith For us the living (1940-1942 : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Heatwole, John L., 1948-2006. person
associatedWith Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. person
associatedWith Knoll, Florence, 1917- person
associatedWith Knoll, Florence (Florence Knoll Bassett) person
associatedWith Mcclenahan, Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek. person
associatedWith Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New York World's Fair (1939-1940) corporateBody
associatedWith Pennington, Estill Curtis person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich. person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979. person
associatedWith Smith, Charles (Charles William), b. 1893. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Camouflage Training Unit. corporateBody
associatedWith University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Architecture corporateBody
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Lake Lure, N. C
Virginia--Richmond
Virginia--Richmond
North Carolina
Virginia--Richmond
Virginia--Richmond
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Federal aid to the arts
Art--Periodicals
World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war--Exhibitions--Sources
Museum Directors
Exhibitions--Design--History--Sources
Agriculture--History--20th century
Art museums
Museum directors--Interviews
Exhibit designers
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