Mather, Frank Jewett, 1868-1953

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Frank Jewett Mather was born on July 6,1868, in Deep River Connecticut. Mather attended Williams College for his undergraduate studies and then obtained a Ph.D. in English, Philology, and Literature from Johns Hopkins University. In college he developed a deep appreciation for art, and began to pursue his own creative career. From 1893 to 1900, Mather took a break from his painting to teach at Williams College. In 1901 he changed paths and entered the journalism world, working at The Nation and The New York Evening Post . In 1906 Mather moved to Italy, where he met Allan Marquand. Marquand convinced Mather to move to Princeton and become a professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology, a department founded by Allan Marquand himself. In 1912 Mather produced two highly acclaimed books, Homer Martin, Poet in Landscape, an art history, and The Collectors, a collection of short stories. In 1920 he began work with the Smithsonian Art Commission. Two years later he became director of Princeton University's art museum, and in 1933 became a professor emeritus there. Mather spent much of his retirement on his Bucks County farm, and passed away on November 11, 1953, in Princeton.

From the guide to the Frank Jewett Mather Papers, 1906-1948, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

Frank Jewett Mather (1868-1953) was an American art critic and professor of art and archaeology at Princeton University.

From the guide to the Frank Jewett Mather Autograph Collection, 1700-1900, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

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creatorOf Frank Jewett Mather Papers, 1906-1948 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts Division
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library
referencedIn Grace Nobili Papers MS 114., 1880-1953 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Nobili, Grace, 1870-1962. Papers, 1880-1953. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923. Papers, 1762-1927 (bulk 1872-1921) Houghton Library
creatorOf Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. German popular stories / translated from the Kinder und Haus Marchen ; collected by M.M. Grimm from oral traditions : etchings, 1824-1834. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
creatorOf Mather, Frank Jewett, 1868-1953. Frank Jewett Mather papers, 1906-1948. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Platt, Dan Fellows, 1873-1938. Dan Fellows Platt papers, 1914-1963. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. Additional papers, 1841-1940 Houghton Library
referencedIn Community Art Project records, 1932-1943 Rhode Island School of Design Archives.
referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Archives of American Art
creatorOf North, Frederick, Earl of Guilford, 1766-1827,. Genealogies of Venetian families : manuscript, [between 1610 and 1700]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Frank Jewett Mather Autograph Collection, 1700-1900 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts Division
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library
referencedIn Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. Papers, 1903-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Mather, Frank Jewett, 1868-1953. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1936-1953. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Mather, Frank Jewett, 1868-1953. Ponthus et Sidoine : transcription : manuscript, [1897?]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Lee-Hamilton, Eugene. Ezelin : a tragedy : typescript, [1942]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication. 1882-1931. Houghton Library
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication. 1882-1931. Houghton Library
creatorOf Mather, Frank Jewett, 1868-1953. Letters, 1928-1951, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Forbes, Edward W. (Edward Waldo), 1873-1969. Papers, 1867-2005 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
creatorOf Mosher, Jacob Simmons, 1834-1883. Jacob Simmons Mosher papers relating to Homer Dodge Martin, 1873-1913. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Century illustrated monthly magazine. Century Magazine letters, 1870-1918. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gay, Edward, 1837-1928. Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1975. Archives of American Art
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correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Century illustrated monthly magazine. corporateBody
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
associatedWith Community Art Project corporateBody
correspondedWith Coolidge, John, 1913-1995 person
associatedWith Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith E. and A. Silberman Galleries (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969 person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
correspondedWith Garrison family. family
associatedWith Gay, Edward, 1837-1928. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Lee-Hamilton, Eugene. person
associatedWith Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Mosher, Jacob Simmons, 1834-1883. person
correspondedWith Nobili, Grace, 1870-1962 person
associatedWith Platt, Dan Fellows, 1873-1938. person
associatedWith Princeton University corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. Art Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. Dept. of Art and Archaeology corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. Museum of Historic Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. person
associatedWith Silberman, Abris. person
associatedWith Silberman, David. person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Jersey--Princeton
United States
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Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
Art Study and teaching 20th century
World War, 1939-1945--Censorship
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Art--History
Art--Study and teaching--New Jersey--Princeton--20th century
Princeton University
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Art critics--20th century.--United States
Art critics--United States--20th century
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Death 1953

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