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Berger, David, 1920-1966  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3.8 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 7 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1939-1966 (Box 1, 5; 0.3 linear feet) Series 2: Personal Business Records, 1941-1981 (Box 1, OV 6; 0.6 linear feet) Series 3: Correspondence, 1945-1986 (Box 1-2; 0.3 linear feet) Series 4: Gallery Files, 1953-1985 (Box 2; 0.6 linear feet) Series 5: Printed Material, 1943-1975 (Box 2-3, 5; 1.1 linear feet) Series 6: Photographs, circa 1949-1960s (Box 3-5; 0.6 linear feet) Series 7: Sketchbooks, circa 1956-1960s (Box 4-5; 0.3 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of Massachusetts painter, sculptor, and educator David Berger measure 3.8 linear feet and date from circa 1939 to 1986. His career as an artist and professor are documented through biographical material, personal business records, scattered correspondence, gallery files, exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material, as well as nine sketchbooks and photographs depicting Berger, his family, and artwork.
David Berger papers, circa 1939-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Biography Note:
David Berger (1920-1966) was a painter, sculptor, and educator in Boston, Massachusetts. Berger was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and earned a B.S. in education from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1946. In 1950 he received a master of fine arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He was a professor of art at Framingham State College from 1946 to 1957, and a professor of painting and illustration at Massachusetts College of Art from 1957 until his death on November 15, 1966.
Language Note:
English .
The collection was donated in 2010 by Ellen Berger Rainville, David Berger's daughter.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art