Bolton Coit Brown papers, [ca. 1907-1933]

Brown, Bolton, b. 1864 d. 1936
Educator, Author, Lithographer
Active in New York, N.Y.; Woodstock, N.Y.

Collection size: 2 microfilm reels.

Collection Summary: 12 volumes of journals (1915-1933), documenting the technical aspects of his artistic career including drawing, printing, and lithography. They include accounts of experiments and work for other artists, including George Bellows, as well as definitions and excerpts of the writings of others.

A typescript of the manuscript, "Lithography Since Whistler," (1935) includes a history of lithography and a chapter on Joseph Pennell.

Two etching notebooks (1917-1918) contain sketches and notes on prints. Another notebook (1907-1910) contains sketches and notes on painting and pigments.

Also included are correspondence with some biographical information, a catalog of Brown's lithographs (1908), and loose lithographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Lithographer, writer, inventor and explorer; Woodstock, N.Y.

Lent for microfilming 1990 by Bryn Mawr College, as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

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