Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract In 1927 George G. Booth established the Cranbrook Academy of Art as an educational environment where students could come and learn from master artists in residence. The Academy functioned as a department under the Cranbrook Foundation and included painting, architecture, sculpture, ceramics and decorative design. The first Academy students were taken in early 1930. Eliel Saarinen was the first President (1932-1946). In 1942, with the opening of the Museum and Library, the Academy became an...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1942 - 1973
Abstract Cranbrook history dates back to 1904 when George and Ellen Booth purchased land in Bloomfield Hills, MI for their home. The next five decades saw the majority of this land transformed into an educational, artistic, and scientific community. In the early 1970s, a major reorganzition created the Cranbrook Educational Community. More than a century later, in 2021, this Community comprises five program areas: Cranbrook Schools, Cranbrook Art Academy, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of...
Dates: circa 1830-; Majority of material found within 1931 - 1970
Abstract Virginia Beresford Fox, granddaughter of Cranbrook founders, George and Ellen Booth, was born in 1935 in Detroit. Growing up at Cranbrook, she attended Kingswood School during the seventh through tenth grades, and graduated from Chatham Hall in Virginia. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College in 1956, majoring in French. She returned to Michigan to study at Wayne State University where she earned a master’s degree in French and teacher certification. She taught French at...
Dates: 1874 - 1878
Abstract Steele attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he studied painting with Zoltan Sepeshy, starting in the fall of 1940. In 1942, he received his first award as a mural artist as part of the Cranbrook team in the Rome Collaborative competition. Not long after, he left Cranbrook to join the war effort and was selected by the War Department Advisory Committee to be a “soldier artist” and document his experience. Steele traveled to Australia and the South Pacific, filling books with sketches...
Dates: 1941 - 2003
Abstract John Clement Lorence, Jr. receivied a B.F.A. in painting in 1959 and an M.F.A. a year later from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Lorence taught art at a variety of schools in Wisconsin and Maine while continuing his career as a painter. His work has been exhibited widely in Maine, as well as Milwaukee, Flint, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and in Germany and Iran, and is held in several major collections including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the University of Michigan and the Cook Collection of...
Dates: 1940 - 1976
Abstract Wallace McMahon Mitchell was born on October 9, 1911 in Detroit, Michigan to Arthur Z. and Edith McMahon Mitchell. He was a respected painter, textile designer, geometric abstractionist, and a Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA) graduate student (’35). He later served at the Academy as a painting, and arts and crafts instructor; registrar; director; and then president until his death in 1977. The collection contains the papers of Mitchell and his family during his years at Cranbrook. Included are...
Dates: 1934 - 1980
Abstract Jozsef Sulyok-Papp was born in Hungary in 1895 where he studied art. He moved to Montreal, Canada around 1930 and supported himself as an artist and a gallery dealer. He came to Detroit in the 1940s and for the next 20 years worked for the architectural firm of Giffels. In Detroit he became friends with another Hungarian artist, Zoltan Sepeshy, director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1947-1966. He also became Sepeshy’s art dealer. Papp died in 1975. This collection of correspondence,...
Dates: 1931 - 1940
Abstract From 1965, Stanley J. Winkelman was president of Winkelman Stores, Inc. Known as a leader in Detroit and the Jewish community, he supported racial integration and equality. Throughout his career, Winkelman served on many boards, committees including as president of Jewish Community Council and director of the Economic Club of Detroit, and received numerous awards for his philanthropy and community involvement. The collection contains a small amount of correspondence from Harry Bertoia to the...
Dates: 1957 - 2000