Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964Alternative names
From the description of Typed letter signed : Danbury, Connecticut, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1936 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868038
T. M. Cleland, primarily a book designer, painter, illustrator, and type designer also produced costume and set designs for theatrical performances.
From the description of T. M. Cleland costume designs for Scaramouche, 1923. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 669062826
American illustrator, artist, book designer, and typographer. Born in Brooklyn in 1880, Cleland did poorly in art school but turned to printing and ornament and established the Cornhill Press in Boston. He later returned to New York, designed the typeface Della Robbia, obtained a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, later was editor of McClure's Magazine, and then had a printing plant of his own. Economic difficulties forced him to give up printing after World War I, and he thereafter devoted himself to design.
From the description of Letters to Fritz and Peggy Lund, 1940-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863315
Book designer and illustrator.
From the description of Papers of T. M. Cleland, 1900-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449147
1880, Aug. 18:
Born, Brooklyn, New York
1895- 1896: Attended Artist Artisan Institute, New York City
Married Elinor Woodruff
1906- 1908: Designer and art editor, McClure's Magazine
1915- 1930: Proprieter of his own design and print shop Painter and illustrator, most notably for the Limited Editions Club
Gold, silver, and bronze medals, American Institute of Graphic Arts Exhibition of Printing
Designed typography for Fortune Magazine
Awarded gold medal, American institute of Graphic Arts
1964, Nov. 9:
Died, Danbury, Conn.
From the guide to the T. M. Cleland Papers, 1880-1964, (bulk 1920-1963), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
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|Bookplates, American--20th century|
|Graphic design (Typography)|
|Illustration of books|
|Publishers and Publishing|
|Music in bookplates|