Community Art Project records Community Art Project records 1932-1943


Community Art Project records Community Art Project records 1932-1943

The records document the activities of the Community Art Project, a joint venture of Brown University and RISD.

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Conant, Kenneth John, 1894-1984 (person)

Kenneth John Conant (June 28, 1894 – March 3, 1984) was an American architectural historian and educator, who specialized in medieval architecture. Born in Neenah, Conant received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Harvard University in 1915. He was considered the academic heir of Herbert Langford Warren, a teacher at Harvard, and through him, of the art historians Charles Eliot Norton and John Ruskin. He served in the 42nd Infantry Division of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I a...

Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 (person)

Architect, designer; Illinois, Wisconsin and Arizona. From the description of Frank Lloyd Wright textile design studies, [ca. 1955]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86122971 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an American Architect internationally recognized for his distinctive Prairie Style houses, innovative building design, Taliesin school and fellowships, and philosophy of "organic architecture." From the guide to the Frank Lloyd Wright Miscel...

Community Art Project (corporateBody)

The Community Art Project, 1933-1943, was started by Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design under a grant from the Carnegie Foundation. The essential purposes of the project were to coordinate and encourage cooperation among groups and organizations already promoting the arts in Rhode Island, to collect and disseminate information of use to these organization and to the public, to generate interest in the art resources available in Rhode Island, and to p...

Mather, Frank Jewett, 1868-1953 (person)

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 ...

Gregory, Carl Louis (person)

Jackson, F. Ellis, 1879-1950 (person)

Salvio, Alfonso de, 1873- (person)

Brigham, William E., b. 1885 (person)

Barbour, Clarence A. (Clarence Augustus), 1867-1937 (person)

Tenth President of Brown University, 1929-1937; Baptist clergy. Graduated from Brown in 1888. From the description of Clarence A. Barbour papers, 1923-1943, (bulk 1926-1936). (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 86167724 Clarence Augustus Barbour was born in Hartford, Connecticut on April 21, 1867 to Judge Humphrey and Myra Barker Barbour. After attending Hartford High School, Barbour entered Brown University in 1882. While a student ...

Ball, George E. (person)

Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975 (person)

Thomas Hart Benton (April 15, 1889 – January 19, 1975) was an American painter and muralist. Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, he was at the forefront of the Regionalist art movement. The fluid, sculpted figures in his paintings showed everyday people in scenes of life in the United States. His work is strongly associated with the Midwestern United States, the region in which he was born and which he called home for most of his life. He also studied in Paris, lived in New York City f...

Taylor, Will Samuel (American painter, born 1882) (person)

Eggers, George W. (George William), 1883- (person)

Director of the Worcester Art Museum. From the description of Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1927. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155900886 ...

Rowe, Louis Earle (person)

Damon, S. Foster (person)

American poet. Professor in Department of English, Brown University, 1927-1963. Curator of the Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays, John Hay Library, Brown University, 1930-1963. From the description of Letter, 1956, January 17, Providence, Rhode Island, to Mr. Jonah. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122639408 Poet, dramatist, Blake scholar. Professor of English at Brown University and Curator of Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays. From the d...

Dinsmore, Charles Allen, 1860-1941 (person)

Downing, George E. (George Elliot), 1904-1977 (person)

Painter and educator; Providence, R.I.. Born in Marquette, Michigan, Downing was educated at Harvard University and at the University of Chicago. A member of the College Art Association and the Providence Art Club, he taught at the University of Chicago and at Brown University. His wife, Antoinette Downing, is an architectural historian. From the description of George Elliott Downing papers, 19--. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515435 George E. Downing (1904-1977) was an ...

Ducasse, Curt John, 1881-1969 (person)

Philosopher. Faculty member of Brown University, chair of the Dept. of Philosophy, 1930-1951; Dean of the Graduate School, 1947-1949. From the description of Curt John Ducasse family papers, 1897-1969. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122615904 ...

Smith, Horatio E. (Horatio Elwin), 1886-1946 (person)

Meeks, Everett V. (Everett Victor), 1879-1954 (person)

Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946 (person)

Art administrator. Established the Community Art Center in Cedar Rapids; developed and operated the Little Gallery in Cedar Rapids. With his friend Grant Wood laid the groundwork for the Stone City Art Colony. From the description of Papers of Edward Beatty Rowan. [1920?-1946?] (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 274319575 Gallery director, painter, sculptor, teacher; Falls Church, Va. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founder and director of T...

Elliott, Maud Howe, 1854-1948 (person)

American writer married to John Elliott, an English artist. Author of 20 books and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for a biography of her mother. From the description of Maud Howe Elliott letters and manuscripts [manuscript], 1896-1932. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 182831112 Newport author. Wife of artist John Elliott (1859-1925). Daughter of Julia Ward Howe (abolitionist, suffragist, author of "Battle Hymn of the Republic") and Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe (founder...

Coffin, William Sloane, 1879-1933 (person)

Robinson, Charles Alexander, 1900-1965 (person)

Cady, John Hutchins, 1881-1967 (person)

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Aldred, Frederick W., 1877-1954 (person)

Keyes, Homer Eaton, 1875-1938 (person)

Mead, Albert Davis, 1869- (person)

Calkins, Earnest Elmo, 1868-1964 (person)

Calkins, a native of Galesburg, Illinois and a graduate of Knox College, wrote a history of the area. He is best known as an advertising innovator. From the description of Letter, September 1, 1929. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 131393039 ...

Danforth, Helen M., 1887-1984 (person)

Born on September 3, 1887, the daughter of RISD Treasurer Stephen O. Metcalf, Helen M. Danforth attended St. Timothy's School (Baltimore, MD). She married orthopedic surgeon Murray S. Danforth in 1916. Danforth joined the Museum Committee in 1927, the year after the Museum of Art’s Radeke Building opened. This period marks the beginning of her many gifts and loans to the Museum. In 1931 Danforth succeeded her aunt, Eliza G. Radeke, as President of the RISD Corporation a...

Stoddard, Alexander J. (Alexander Jerry), 1889-1965 (person)

Alexander J. Stoddard was born in 1889 in Auburn, Nebraska. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1905 and married Sadie Gillan in 1916. They had one son and one daughter. Stoddard began his career as a school teacher in Nebraska, receving a BS from the University of Nebraska and a Master's degree from Columbia University's Teachers College in 1924. He moved to Los Angeles in 1948, after having spent nine years as the superintendent of schools in Philadelphia. Stoddard served as Superitendent ...

Brown, Rollo Walter, 1880-1956 (person)