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Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997

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Creator:
Lee, Sherman E., 1918-2008
Subject:
Rockefeller, John D.
Harvard University. Germanic Museum
Cleveland Museum of Art
Case Western Reserve University
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
10.3 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of Cleveland museum director and art historian Sherman E. Lee measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1947-1997. The records document Lee's extensive career as an art historian, curator and expert on Asian art, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, writer, educator, and consultant. His papers include scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings, travel files, committees and organizations files, consulting files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and one pencil drawing.
Citation:
Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Sherman Emery Lee (1918-2008) was an recognized expert on Asian art and director of the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1958-1983. Lee's career has included positions as an author, curator, professor, and consultant of Chinese and Japanese art. In 1952, he joined the Cleveland Museum of Art as a curator of Oriental art, following jobs at the Detroit Institute of Art and the Seattle Art Museum. He served in the Navy during WWII and from 1946 to 1948 he was Advisor on Arts and Monuments at General MacArthur's headquarters in Tokyo. He has written many books, including, "Chinese Landscape Painting" (1954), "A History of Far Eastern Art" (1964), and "The Genius of Japanese Design" (1981).
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Sherman Lee.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painting, Chinese
Photographs
Drawings
Art, East Asian
Art, Asian
Art, Chinese
Art
Art, Japanese
Travel diaries
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6167
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216401
AAA_collcode_leeshere
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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