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Wein, George

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role Collector
dates 1925-
city New York City
other citiesBoston, MA;
sex M
historical notes Jazz promoter and producer, George Wein, and his wife Jane (1928-2005) collected 20th-Century African American paintings, sculpture, and drawings.

Artists represented in the Wein collection include Charles Alston, Benny Andrews, Ernie Barnes, Richmond Barthé, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Bruce Brice, Elizabeth Catlett, Eldzier Cortor, Allan Rohan Crite, Miles Davis, Beauford Delaney, Joseph Delaney, Aaron Douglas, Minnie Evans, Palmer Hayden, Oliver Johnson, William H. Johnson, Loïs Mailou Jones, Wifredo Lam, Jacob Lawrence, Hughie Lee-Smith, Norman Lewis, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Augusta Savage, Bob Thompson, Charles White, Michael Kelly Williams, William T. Williams, Ellis Wilson, John Wilson, Hale Woodruff and Richard Yarde.

In 2007, George sold the company he began in 1969, Festival Productions Inc., to the New York production company, Festival Network LLC. Wein was the founder of both Boston's Storyville jazz club (1950), the Newport Jazz Festival (1954), and created together with his wife, Pete and Toshi Seeger the Newport Folk Festival (1963).
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Southern Folklife Collection
CB# 3926, Wilson Library
Robert Bolton collection, 1955-1980 (bulk 1963-1969). see details...
The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
[Interview] [sound recording] / George Wein ; [interviewed by Marian McPartland]. see details...

see also:
Wein, Joyce, 1928-2005