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Otto Lambert Grever and Grever family papers, 1907-1991

Otto Lambert Grever and Grever family papers, 1907-1991

Grever, Otto Lambert, 1878-1936

Lithographer

Collection Information

Size: 1.6 linear ft.

Summary: Eight pencil drawings by Grever; biographical and legal papers; printed material from the Kit Kat Club, 1907-1923, and the Salmagundi Club, 1929; membership books from the Poster Artists Association of America, 1912, 1915, and 1923; photograph albums and photographs; letters of condolence upon Grever's death; and correspondence of Grever's widow and daughter, Barbara Grever, mainly relating to their efforts in documenting Grever's work after his death.

Biographical/Historical Note

Theatrical poster artist, lithographer; New York, N.Y. Grever was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 16, 1878. He studied art at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Frank Duveneck and Vincent Nowottny. He began his career in lithography in Cincinatti, eventually settling in New York City in 1904 and working for the H.C. Miner Lithographic Co. where he specialized in theatrical posters for 29 years.

Provenance

Donated by Grever's daughter, Barbara Ann Grever, 1993-1994.

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

Otto Lambert Grever and Grever family papers, 1907-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.