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Brush, Charles Francis, 1849-1929

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dates 1849-1929
city Cleveland
stateOH
other citiesEuclid, OH;
gender M
historical notes Art collector, Charles F. Brush, Sr. (1849-1929) was a pioneer in the commercial development of electricity. His economical arc light system revolutionized the light industry in the 1880s.

Brushes collection included work by George Inness, Armand Séguin, and work attributed to Gustave Courbet.
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1880-1890
1890-1900
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Case Western Reserve University
Special Collections, Kelvin Smith Library
Charles F. Brush Papers, 1842-1967 see details...
Western Reserve Historical Society
Library
William Ganson Rose Papers, 1920-1961. see details...
Western Reserve Historical Society
Library
Brush Foundation records, 1928-1995 (1965-1990). see details...
Western Reserve Historical Society
Library
Charles F. Brush photographs, ca. 1870-1975 [graphic]. see details...
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Ingalls Library and Archives
Records of the Director's Office: Frederic Allen Whiting, 1913-1930 see details...