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Papers regarding Anton Refregier mural controversy, 1953

Creator:
Brotherton, Joseph L., 1918-
Subject:
Refregier, Anton
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
41 items.
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:
Papers relating to the controversy surrounding Anton Refregier's mural commission for the San Francisco Rincon Annex Post Office. Included are 28 letters from Thomas S. Page (Page-Brotherton, public relations firm) to interested parties, among them being U.S. Congressmen James Coats Auchingloss, John S. Shelly and William S. Mailliard; Grace McCann Morley, director of the San Francisco Museum of Art; Alfred Frankfurter, publisher of Art News and Bay Area art critic; and Belle Krasne, editor, Art Digest; press releases and a history of the mural controversy.
Citation:
Papers regarding Anton Refregier mural controversy, 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Brotherton an actor and painter, San Francisco, Calif, born 1918 in Bozeman, Mont. He was involved in many cultural activities in San Francisco, as an art collector, artist and actor.
Provenance:
Donated 1999 by Joseph Brotherton.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6250
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216574
AAA_collcode_brotjose
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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