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Denton Moore Robinson papers, 1941-1969
Robinson, Denton Moore, 1877-1953.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 124 (cont'd in MSA 125)  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Robinson, Denton Moore, 1877-1953.
Title : Denton Moore Robinson papers, 1941-1969 (bulk 1941-1960).
Physical Description : .8 linear ft. (2 boxes).
Summary :

This collection contains correspondence, original commercial art, photographs of paintings, and estate records of Denton Moore Robinson, artist and laborer of New York City; Newfane, Vermont; and San Diego, California. The majority of the records in this collection cover the period from 1941-1960.

For at least part of his life Robinson worked as a commercial artist. The collection includes an extensive collection of can labels which may have been designed by him. The labels include manufacturers such as B&M, Grossman's, Montco, and Sea Shell. The collection also includes two original designs for can labels dated 1940 and a pencil sketch initialed by Robinson and dated 1921 which may have been part of a can label design.

There are also papers in this collection concerning Robinson's studio art including correspondence and newsclippings about exhibitions where he submitted his work, in Manchester, Vermont, the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Fine Arts Gallery in San Diego, California.

Biographical or historical data :

Denton Moore Robinson was born on December 7, 1877, in Lincoln, Nebraska. He matriculated at the University of Nebraska in 1896. He may have worked in the gold mines at Terry, North Dakota, and by 1917 was on Long Island, New York, He was trained at the Art Students' League in New York City and worked in New York City as an illustrator of fashions with Robinson and Battestin.

In 1923, while living in Bergen County, New Jersey, Robinson and his wife Josephine bought a house and thirty acres in the Williamsville section of Newfane, Vermont. He may not have moved to Vermont until 1932. During his first stay in Vermont, Robinson worked at the Murray Heel Company and the Estey Organ Corporation, both in Brattleboro, Vermont.

After the death of his wife in July, 1942, Robinson moved to San Diego, California where he was a sheet metal worker for the Aircraft Industrial Army of Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation. In 1946 Robinson moved back to Newfane to live until his death on October 10, 1953. He was buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Corporate Subject : Carnegie Institute. Museum of Art.
Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego.
Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Subject Term : Commercial art.
Geographic Term : Newfane (Vt.) Archival resources.
Brattleboro (Vt.) Archival resources.
San Diego (Calif.) Archival resources.
New York (N.Y.) Archival resources.
Occupation : Artists.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.