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Olaf Brauner letters, 1895-1938

Olaf Brauner letters, 1895-1938

Brauner, Olaf M., 1869-1947

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 200 items.

Summary: Letters to Brauner, mainly from artists invited to participate in exhibitions arranged by Brauner at Cornell University. Prominent correspondents include: Giffford Beal, George Bellows, Frank Benson, Karl Bitter, Edith Burroughs, Emil Carlson, John Carlson, Charles Caffin, Arthur Crisp, Randall Davey, Paul Dougherty, Daniel Garber, Lillian Genth, William Glackens, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Charles Hopkinson, Henry Hubbell, John Johansen, William Sargent Kendall; Leon Kroll, Jonas Lie, William Macbeth, William Mason, Gari Melchers, Willard Metcalf, Leonard Ochtman, Bela Lyon Pratt, Maurice Prendergast, A. Phimister Proctor, Edward Redfield, William Ritschel, Walter Sargent, Eugene Speicher, Robert Spencer, D. W. Tryon, C. Howard Walker, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Judd Waugh, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Olaf Brauner (1869-1947) was a portrait painter, occasional sculptor, and first professor of art at Cornell University.

Provenance

The donor, Erling Brauner, is Olaf Brauner's son.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 3888-3889 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Olaf Brauner letters, 1895-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.