Lot 115: Blanche R. Brown - Art Scholar
January 25, 2017
Wells, ME, USA
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Description: [ART] Blanche R. Brown (1915 - ) classical art scholar, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts, New York University. Classicist and curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1942-1967. She was awarded an M.A. at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, in 1938, marrying the art historian Milton W. Brown the same year. She was an instructor at Vassar College and Hunter College during these years. In 1941, she and her husband, a budding Americanist, bought a car and toured the United States seeking out American art for his upcoming book. Back in New York, she joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as a lecturer in 1942 while her husband served in the army. During these years she continued to work on her Ph.D. at the NYU, which was granted in 1967. In 1966 she was appointed an associate professor at New York University, advancing to professor of art in 1973. Offered here is an ALS, 1945 written on a postcard to the artist Walt Kuhn, asking if 3 of Kuhn's paintings have ever been reproduced. She asking for "a piece of research". The artist Walt Kuhn has himself written the date and underlined it in red pencil. Excellent.
Condition Report: Excellent.