Byron Browne papers, 1930-1963

Browne, Byron, b. 1907 d. 1961
Painter, Sculptor, Designer
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 2.9 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 3 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Photographs of Browne and his works of art; biographical material; business and financial records, including check stubs, financial records kept for income tax purposes, income tax records, payroll slips, bills and receipts; a eulogy by Joseph Solman; gallery literature; exhibition catalogs, announcements, and brochures; correspondence, including letters regarding a lottery to help Browne after his heart attack in 1952; greeting cards, letters of condolence and business letters; 19 slides of his work; a drawing by Browne; teaching charts for his classes at the Art Students League and New York University; and printed material, including clippings and other miscellaneous materials. A brief motion picture film clip of Browne working is also found.

Correspondents include John von Wicht, James Michener, Abraham Rattner, Yasuo Kunioshi, Robert Gwathmey, and Edith Lowenthal.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor, educator; New York, N.Y. and Provincetown, Mass. Was Married to Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne, painter, art critic and educator.

Lent and donated 1963-1978 by Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne, widow of Byron Browne.

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