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Brown, John Nicholas, 1900-1979

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dates 1900–1979
city Providence
stateRI
other citiesNew York; Newport, RI;
gender M
historical notes John Nicholas Brown was an art collector, heir to a family fortune (father, John Nicholas Brown, 1861-1900), who held cultural offices under the administration of President Roosevelt (1933, head the Rhode Island division of the Public Works Administration) and special cultural advisor to General Eisenhower.

Brown established the Medieval Academy of America and began to collecting Old Master drawings and paintings while attending Harvard University in the 1920’s. Later his collecting interests turned to modern art.


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Brown University, John Hay Archives John Nicholas Brown papers, 1900-1979 (bulk 1960-1979; Manuscript Collection JNBC 1.03) see details...