William Theo Brown papers


William Theo Brown papers


Scrapbooks, photograph albums, sketchbooks, correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material reflect Brown's work as a painter, and his ties with contemporary musical and literary figures.


SNAC Resource ID: 6737926

Archives of American Art

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Kiesler, Lillian, 1911-2001

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Lillian Olinsey was born in 1911. She studied art at the Art Students League, Cooper Union, and the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, where she also assisted Hofmann and the school administration. She taught art to children and young adults for twenty years in New York City. From 1945 to 1955, she taught at the Greenwich House Art workshops and the Woodward School, followed by the Brooklyn Museum (1948-1958), Barnard School (1953-1963), New York University School of Education (1955-1966), and Ju...

Kiesler, Frederick, 1892-1965

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Frederick John Kiesler, (born Sept. 22, 1892, Vienna, Austria—died Dec. 27, 1965, New York, N.Y., U.S.), Austrian-born American architect, sculptor, and stage designer, best known for his “Endless House,” a womblike, free-form structure. After study at the Technical Academy and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Kiesler worked on a slum clearance and rebuilding project in Vienna with Adolf Loos. In the early 1920s Kiesler began to design for the stage. He designed what was probably the first...

Stravinsky, Vera, 1888-1982

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Vera Stravinsky (January 7, 1889[1] – September 17, 1982) was a Russian American dancer and artist. She is better known as the second wife of the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, who married her in 1940. Born Vera Bosse (de Bosset), the daughter of Eduard Bosse (1854–1927)[2] and Hedwig von Ruckteschel (1866–1938).[3] Both parents were Baltic German nobility. She was sent to boarding school in Moscow, where she learned how to play piano.[5] Vera allegedly changed her ...

Hindemith, Gertrud, 1900-1967

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Epithet: née Rottenberg wife of P Hindemith British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000206.0x0000aa ...

Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963

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Paul Hindemith (born 16 November 1895 in Hanau; died 28 December 1963 in Frankfurt) was a German composer, music theorist, teacher, violist and conductor. He founded the Amar Quartet in 1921, touring extensively in Europe. Gertrud Hindemith (born Rottenberg) was the wife of Paul Hindemith; they were married in 1924. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, n. d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863460 ...

Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971

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Russian born composer and conductor. From the description of Audio materials [sound recording]. 1931-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 40723194 Igor Stravinsky was a Russian composer. From the description of Sketchbook, [1917?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122465769 Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress, set to the libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, was inspired by William Hogarth's series of paintings. Stravinsky had wan...

Johnson, Frank J., fl.1962

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Bachardy, Don, 1934-....

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Don Bachardy was life-partner of author Christopher Isherwood, also a close friend of Evelyn Hooker, subject of this print. From the description of Don Bachardy artwork, 1996. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64054452 Don Bachardy (1934- ) is an American portrait artist in Santa Monica, Calif. From the description of Oral history interview with Don Bachardy, 2009 May 21-Oct 7 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495596878 ...

Holloway, Sterling

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Swift, Richard, 1927-2003

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Professor Emeritus, Department of Music, University of California, Davis. From the description of Papers, 1947-1992. (University of California, Davis). WorldCat record id: 30106867 ...

Cage, John, 1912-1992

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John Cage was born in Los Angeles in 1912. He studied composition with Richard Buhlig, Henry Cowell, Adolph Weiss, and Arnold Schoenberg. In 1938 he began working as an accompanist for dance and a teacher at the Cornish School of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. It was here that he first met the dancer Merce Cunningham, with whom he would have a lifelong working relationship. Together they were responsible for a number of radical innovations in musical and choreographic compositions, such as the...

Craft, Robert

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American conductor and writer on music. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated Gulf Stream, Fla., 1 November 1999, to Joan [Peyser], 1999 Nov. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992392 ...

Lathwood, Jo.

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Inge, William

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American playwright. From the description of Come back, Little Sheba [manuscript], 1951 February 4. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816320 William Inge, playwright. From the description of One act plays: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122627150 William Motter Inge, 1913-1973, was an American novelist, playwright, dramatist, and screenwriter. From the description of William Inge collection of p...

Jenkins, Dorothy

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Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981

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American composer. From the description of [Sonata, piano. Draft] : autograph manuscript, 1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561604 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.], to Mr. [Seymour] Peck, 1966 Aug. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270671896 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, with two autograph postscripts, dated : Mount Kisco, N.Y., 27 April 1957, to Niccolò [i.e. Nikolay Malko], 1957 Apr. 27. (Unknown). WorldC...

Wonner, Paul, 1920-2008

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Painter; San Francisco, Calif.; b. 1920. From the description of Paul Wonner photographs and printed material, [ca. 1956-2005]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84547896 ...

Shaw, Robert.

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Howard, Bart

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Thiebaud, Wayne, 1920-

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Wayne Thiebaud (1920- ) is a painter and art teacher from Sacramento, Calif. From the description of Oral history interview with Wayne Thiebaud, 2001 May 17-18 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 636357721 Painter, art teacher; Sacramento, Calif. From the description of Oral history interview with Wayne Thiebaud, 2001 May 17-18 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 276394403 Painter, art teacher; Sacramento, Calif.; b. 1920....

Brown, William Theo, 1919-

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William T. Brown (1919- ) is a painter in San Francisco, Calif. Jonathan Weinberg (1957- ) is an artist and art historian in New Haven, Conn. From the description of Oral history interview with William T. Brown, 2010 Aug. 23-24 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710020647 Painter; San Francisco, Calif. Associated with the late 1950s movement of Bay Area figurative painting. Had particularly close ties with contemporary musical and lite...

Simonds, Bruce

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American pianist and composer. From the description of The Bruce Simonds papers, 1910-1974 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702121426 ...

Donovan, Richard

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Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010

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Oliveira is a painter and teacher, Stanford, Calif. The print series "Archival Site" was done for the 25th anniversary of the Archives of American Art; a print was exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, ca. 1982. From the description of [Prints] [graphic] / Nathan Oliveira. 1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779477585 From the description of [Prints] [graphic] / Nathan Oliveira. 1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220205920 Painter and printmaker (Stanf...

DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989

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Artist Mary Joan (Jay) DeFeo was born in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1929 and moved with her family to the San Francisco Bay Area at age three. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Fine Arts at UC Berkeley and won a fellowship after graduation that took her to France, Spain, northern Africa and Italy. In Florence she met artist Clinton Hill, with whom she developed a lasting friendship. In the mid-1950s DeFeo settled in San Francisco and met regularly with Beat poets and artists including Joan and Wil...

Stone, Helen, 1903-1978

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Helen Stone was born October 31, 1904 in Englewood, New Jersey. She attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts and the Art Students League, and later studied in Paris. After spending time teaching and doing some designing and commercial art, she began illustrating books, and in 1944 she illustrated her first book for children. During the next two decades she illustrated a number of books for children, written by a variety of authors. She believed in giving full scope to design and col...

Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933

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Resident of Saginaw, MI. From the description of Diary, 1863-1865. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 31683745 ...

Hess, Thomas B.

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Thomas Baur Hess (1920-1978) was an author, art critic, and editor of "Art News." Hess was an early proponent of Willem de Kooning and a champion of Abstract Expressionism. From the description of Thomas B. Hess-Willem de Kooning papers, ca. 1951-1967. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 671019451 Art critic, editor, curator. From the description of Reminiscences of Thomas B. Hess : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York)....

Schrade, Leo, 1903-1964

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Zajac, Jack, 1929-

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Poulenc, Francis

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Composer. From the description of Francis Poulenc autograph letter to [Jay S. Harrison], [1953] July 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 476902904 French composer. From the description of Discours du Général / (Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel) / Francis Poulenc / (1921). Avril 1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270568728 From the description of Autograph note signed on his visiting card, dated : [Paris, n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unkn...

Sekula, Sonja, 1918-1963

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Broughton, James.

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Golschmann, Vladimir, 1893-1972

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American conductor of French birth and Russian descent. From the description of Autograph letters signed (6), dated : Columbus, New York, and St. Louis, 1924-1942, to Harry Harkness Flagler (one is to Mrs. Flagler), 1924-1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578042 ...

Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980

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Cecil Beaton, theatrical designer, won the 1960 Tony Award for costume design for his work on SARATOGA. He was also nominated for best scenic designer for the same production. From the guide to the Costume designs for Saratoga, 1959, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) B. in London, 1904;d. January 18, 1980. From the description of Cecil Beaton : Artist File. (International Center of Photography). WorldCat record id: 539084703 Eng...

Coke, Van Deren, 1921-2004

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Masselind, Ben.

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Barton, Betsy R.

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Hamilton, George Heard.

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Art historian, museum director and author. From the description of George Hamilton Heard autograph [manuscript], no date. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 664830249 George Heard Hamilton was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on June 23, 1910. He received a B.A. (1932), an M.A. (1934), and a Ph.D. (1942) from Yale University. He taught art history at Yale from 1936 until 1966, and was the curator of modern art at the Yale University Art Gallery from 1940 to 1966. ...

Sarton, May, 1912-1995

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By Source, Fair use, Link May Sarton (May 3, 1912-July 16, 1995), poet and novelist, was born Elanore Marie Sarton in Wondelgem, Belgium, the daughter of George Sarton, a noted historian of science, and Eleanor Mabel Elwes, an English portrait painter and designer. Sarton moved with her parents to England, and in 1916 the family immigrated to the United States. All three became naturalized Americans in 1924, by which time Sarton's name had been Americanized to Eleanor May. Sart...

Hockney, David

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Painter, photographer; b. 1937. From the description of Interview with David Hockney [videorecording] / Archives of American Art; Lawrence Weschler, interviewer. 1984 September 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81681140 ...

Carson, Josephine, 1919-....

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American author. From the description of Josephine Carson collection, 1949-1998. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70962631 Joseph Carson was a colonel of a volunteer force. From the description of Letter, 1813. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122498372 ...

Callery, Mary, 1903-1977

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Park, David, 1911-1960

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Painter, teacher; California. Park taught at the California School of Fine Arts from 1943-1952. Worked in Bay Area figurative painting style. From the description of David Park papers, 1917-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86118545 Biography Born in Boston, Mass., David Park studied at The Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1928. Upon moving to the San Francisco Bay area, Park first taught a...

McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976

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Painter; Dana Point, Calif. From the description of John McLaughlin interview, 1974 July 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220188074 John McLaughlin (1898-1976) was a painter from Dana Point, Calif. From the description of Oral history interview with John McLaughlin, 1974 July 23 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495596675 Abstract painter and art dealer; Dana Point, California. McLaughlin was born and educated i...

Loomis, Amy Goodhue

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

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Lambert, Gavin.

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Gavin Lambert was born July 23, 1924 in Sussex, England. Lambert was a screenwriter, author, and one-time director. His first book "The Slide Area" was published in 1959. His screenplays include "Sons and lovers" and "Inside Daisy Clover", which was adapted from his book of the same title. He also wrote several bibliographies including "Nazimova", "Natalie Wood : a life" and "Mainly about Lindsay Anderson". Mr. Lambert died on July 17, 2005 in Los Angeles, at aged 80. From the descri...

Anderson, Eugene Newton.

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Anderson was born July 24, 1900 in Texas; BA, Chemistry, Univ. of Colorado, 1921; Ph. D, European history, Univ. of Chicago, 1928; studied at Univ. of Berlin, 1924-5, and returned to Germany on Social Sciences research fellowship, 1930-31; published The first Moroccan crisis, 1904-6 (1930) and Nationalism and the cultural crisis in Prussia, 1806-15 (1939); became Assoc. Chief of the Division of Occupied Areas, US Dept. of State, 1945; taught at Univ. of Chicago before WWII; taught at Univ. of Ne...

de Kooning, Elaine

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Elaine De Kooning, painter and wife of painter Willem de Kooning of New York. From the description of Oral history interview with Elaine de Kooning, 1981 Aug. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646400460 Sculptor; New York City; East Hampton, New York; b. 1918. From the description of Elaine de Kooning scrapbook, [ca. 1960-1963.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78603967 Painter, wife of painter Willem de Kooning; New York. From the descriptio...

Tardos, Anne

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Petty, Mary.

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Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980

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Muriel Rukeyser was an American poet, playwright, biographer, and writer of children's literature. From the description of Muriel Rukeyser collection of papers, 1920-1976 bulk (1931-1976). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122570595 From the guide to the Muriel Rukeyser collection of papers, 1920-1976, 1931-1976, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American poet. From the ...

Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993

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b. Apr. 24, 1904; d. Mar. 19, 1997. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 86161936 Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) was a painter from Calif. From the description of Oral history interview with Richard Diebenkorn, 1977 May 24 - June 2 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710019429 Painter; Calif. d. 1993. From the description of Oral history inte...

Saint, Eva Marie, 1924-....

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American actress of stage, film and television. From the description of Papers, 1943-1996. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 39285304 ...

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986

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After Isherwood dropped out of Cambridge University in 1925, he became the private secretary to the French violinist André Mangeot. Mangeot's son, Sylvain, the manuscript's illustrator, would become the Diplomatic Editor for the Reuters News Agency and the author of The Adventures of a Manchurian: The Story of Lobsang Thondup (Collins, 1974). From the description of People one ought to know : autograph manuscript signed : [London], January 1926. (New York Public Library). WorldCat r...