Webb, Aileen O., b. 1892 d. 1979
Painter, Arts administrator, Art patron
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 160 p. (on partial microfilm reel)
Format: Dates recorded by Webb throughout her memoir may not be consistent with actual, documented dates.
Collection Summary: Unpublished memoirs of Aileen Osborn Webb, "ALMOST A CENTURY," which chronicles the growth of handicraft arts in America including the founding of the American Crafts Council, the creation of "Craft Horizons" newsletter, and the establishment of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts and the World Craft Council.
Biographical/Historical Note: Art patron, administrator, painter, enamelist; Sharon, Conn. Webb was President of the American Crafts Council, 1932-1955, and served as Chairman of its Board of Directors thereafter.
Donated 1983 by Webb's son, W. Osborn Webb.
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