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Bernard “Tony” Rosenthal Papers

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Identifier: 2000-07
Abstract In 1939, Tony Rosenthal attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art to study sculpture with Carl Milles. There he met and became friends with Charles Eames, Florence Schust Knoll, Eero Saarinen, and others. After WWII, Rosenthal worked on commissions for several architectural firms and taught sculpture at UCLA. In 1960, he moved to New York City where he exhibited in galleries and received commissions to create outdoor sculptures in New York City, Honolulu, Ann Arbor, and other cities. In 1980,...
Dates: 1939 - 2000

Edwin C. “Ted” Rust Collection of Carl Milles Correspondence

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Identifier: 2014-09
Abstract In the summer of 1935 Ted Rust attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art as a sculpture student, studying under Carl Milles. This collection of eight letters complements the collection of Milles’ correspondence. Milles, a prolific letter writer, often corresponded with students and remained friends with them for years after they left Cranbrook. These eight letters are typical and reflect Milles’ views on life, art, philosophy, and world politics.
Dates: 1935 - 1940

Saarinen Family Papers

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Identifier: 1990-08
Abstract Finnish architect, Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen was born August 20, 1873. In 1904 Saarinen married artist Minna Carolina Mathilde Louise “Loja” Gesellius (b. 1879). The Saarinen's daughter Eeva Lisa “Pipsan” was born in Helsingfors, Finland on 31 March 1905 and their son Eero was born in Kyrkslaett, Finland on 20 August 1910. In 1923 Eliel met the Detroit newspaper magnate George Gough Booth, who was to become his chief patron in America. At Booth’s invitation, Saarinen moved his practice to...
Dates: 1880 - 1989

Astrid Sampe Collection of Eero Saarinen Correspondence

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Identifier: 1995-87
Abstract Astrid Sampe studied at the Higher Industrial Art School of Stockholm and as an exchange student at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Her career spanned many decades starting in 1935, and encompassed being head of Nordiska Kompaniet (NK), being appointed "Royal Designer, Hon.RDI of the Royal Society of Arts and, in 1951, wove the first fiberglass fabrics. This collection comprises correspondence reflecting the romantic attachment between Eero Saarinen and Astrid Sampe, as well as her role as...
Dates: 1948 - 1960

Maja Schjolin Papers

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Identifier: 1982-10
Abstract In 1951, Maija and her husband Hans moved to a three acre property in Birmingham, Michigan three miles southeast of Cranbrook. Over the course of thirty years, Maja created the largest and most diverse wild plant garden in Michigan, with over 300 varieties of plants. Her wildflower garden was widely visited attended by garden enthusiasts and tour groups, and often attracted publicity in the local press. She developed a close friendship with botanist James R. Wells of Cranbrook Institute of...
Dates: 1982 - 1989

Nona Bymark Soderlind Scrapbook

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Identifier: 2001-13
Abstract Nona Bymark Soderlind was born Elenora Maria Bymark on July 16, 1900, in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, a small community largely populated by Swedish immigrants. The family relocated to Minneapolis by 1915. She attended Minneapolis Art School for two years (1920 and 1922), where she studied sculpture under Charles S. Wells (1872-1956). She also studied art at the University of Minnesota under Samuel Chatwood Burton (1881-1947); and returned for another semester of study at the Minneapolis...
Dates: 1936 - 1936