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 Alfred Heber Holbrook  (1874 - 1974)

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Lived/Active: Georgia/Kansas      Known for: Museum director, painter, writer, lecturer

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Holbrook was born November 26, 1874 in Topeka, Kansas.  Studied at Holbrook College in Lebanon, OH where he earned a BS, BA, and LLB.  Retired as a New York attorney and began studying museum methods and management.  Became the principal benefactor and founder of the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, GA donating over 100 paintings by 100 American artists spanning over 100 years and serving as director there from 1948-69.  He died in Athens, Georgia in June of 1974. 
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Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936-1962; Art Journal (Spring 1972); www.FamilySearch.org, accessed Nov. 9, 2007.
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

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