Ernest F. Fenollosa Papers,

Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908) was an American historian, educator, and curator, who furthered an appreciation of Oriental art and poetry in the United States and revived interest in Japanese art and architecture in Japan itself. He built several important collections of Oriental art and dis...

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Main Author: Fenollosa, Ernest, 1853-1908 (Creator)
Format: Mixed Materials
Language:English
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Summary:Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908) was an American historian, educator, and curator, who furthered an appreciation of Oriental art and poetry in the United States and revived interest in Japanese art and architecture in Japan itself. He built several important collections of Oriental art and disseminated his ideas on art and art education through his curatorship at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and his career as a professor, writer, and lecturer. The collection consists of correspondence from Fenollosa and also from others about him that deals with the controversial philosophical views and teaching methods of Fenollosa and Arthur Wesley Dow, both of whom had received tentative offers of employment at Pratt Institute.
The Ernest F. Fenollosa Papers consist of correspondence from Fenollosa and also from others about him that deals with the controversial philosophical views and teaching methods of Fenollosa and Arthur Wesley Dow, both of whom had received tentative offers of employment at Pratt Institute by Frederic Bayley Pratt. Fenollosa discusses his philosophy of art and art education, and letters from Walter Scott Perry, Director of Pratt's Art Department, and John S. Clark of the Prang Educational Company, provide opinions on Fenollosa and Dow as educators.
Physical Description:0.075 Linear Feet (0.5 box (1 folder))
Access:Collection is open to the public.