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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1902-2014
(Bulk: 1951-1967)
Creator:
Brewton, James, 1930-1967
Extent: 2 linear feet (7 boxes, 5 oversize folders)
James Edward Brewton (1930-1967) was an American painter and printmaker who attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and exhibited works in Philadelphia and in Denmark. Brewton's early works are said to be expressionist and his later works incorporate graffiti and the influences of "pataphysics." His life was cut short by suicide at the age of 37. The collection is arranged in four series: I. Personal material; II. Artworks; III. Books and audiovisual materials; and IV. Artifacts and memorabilia. (View full finding aid.)
title
James Brewton papers
creator
Brewton, James, 1930-1967
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1125
repository
extent
2 linear feet (7 boxes, 5 oversize folders)
inclusive date
1902-2014
bulk date
1951-1967
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James Edward Brewton (1930-1967) was an American painter and printmaker who attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and exhibited works in Philadelphia and in Denmark. Brewton's early works are said to be expressionist and his later works incorporate graffiti and the influences of "pataphysics." His life was cut short by suicide at the age of 37. The collection is arranged in four series: I. Personal material; II. Artworks; III. Books and audiovisual materials; and IV. Artifacts and memorabilia.
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