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Christian Brinton papers, 1874-1967

Brinton, Christian, 1870-1942

Curator, Collector, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 12.0 linear ft. (on 8 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical information, including passports, marriage and divorce papers, a copy of Brinton's will, diaries, 1922, 1925, 1926, and 1928, and an autobiography; correspondence with artists and museums; a Chester County Art Association file containing correspondence, catalogs and a scrapbook; and a file containing research notebooks kept by Brinton on art and artists including personal observations; artist files containing notes and printed material; exhibition files from exhibitions Brinton curated or helped curate; writings, manuscripts, and typescripts of Brinton's work; and invitations, printed material and manuscripts from various lectures given by Brinton.

Biographical/Historical Note

International curator, art critic; West Chester, Pennsylvania. Born 1870. Died 1942. Co-founded and was the first president of the Chester County Art Association.


Microfilmed in 1987 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Chester County Historical Society.