Clarence Brodeur papers relating to the Fontainebleau Schools, 1935-1985

Brodeur, Clarence A.
Painter, Portrait painter
Active in Conn.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: By-laws of the Fontainebleau Fine Arts and Music Schools Association, 1947; constitution of the Fontainebleau Alumni Association, 1981; school histories, 1981; a dissertation "Architectural Teaching at The Fontainebleau School of Fine Arts, 1923-1939" by Isabelle Gournay; subject files containing letters and biographical material on Nadia Boulanger, 1979, Jacques Carlu, 1976, and Paul Chidlaw, 1983; clippings on Brodeur, 1962-1983; 29 issues of the Fontainebleau Alumni Bulletin, 1948-1985; class schedule catalogs, 1935-1984; an exposition catalog, 1983; programs, 1976-1985; and photographs of architectural designs by alumni.

Biographical/Historical Note: Brodeur: Portrait painter; New Haven, Ct. Studied at Fountainebleau School, 1920s, where he met his wife Marie, a pianist. Later managed the New York office. Elected President of the Board of Trustees of the Fontainebleau Association, and edited the Fontainebleau Alumni Bulletin. Fontainebleau School was founded in France in the early 1900s as a summer school for Americans, designed to create links between American and French relations. Study was devoted to architecture, painting, fresco, and sculpture. In 1921 a summer School of Music was offered. The School of Fine Arts was begun by architect Jacques Carlu in 1923.

Donated 1986-1988 by Clarence Brodeur.

How to Use this Collection

  • Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
  • For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.