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Carleton Smith

Carleton Smith, American art authority, foundation executive. Awards Found. Member American Academy Political and Social Science, American Economics Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Smith, Carleton was born on February 19, 1910 in Bement, Illinois, United States. Son of Roy Harte and Kathryn Cosette (Ravellon) Smith.

  • Education

    • Student, University Chicago, 1928-1930, also London School Econs.

    Career

    • Research staff School Commerce and Business Administration, University of Chicago, 1928. Instructor economics and foreign trade DePaul University, 1928-1930, assistant professor, 1930-1934. Music editor Esquire, 1934-1942.

      Critic and columnist Coronet, 1936-1942. Finance adviser Rubber Development Corporation (Reconstruction Finance Corporation subsidiary), 1942-1943. Assistant to president Celotex Corporation, 1943-1945.

      Advisor public relations to various corporations. Director National Arts Foundation, from 1947, chairman advising committee, from 1954, consultant public affairs Austrian Foreign Ministry, 1962-1968. Chairman advising committee International Communications Foundation, 1969-1979.

      European correspondent New York Herald Tribune, summers 1932-1937. Visited composers Sibelius, Strauss, Shostakovich, Ravel, Elgar, Delius, deFalla, Vaughan Williams and others. Radio commentator New York Philharmonic-Symphony Stadium Concerts, 1938.

      Guest speaker for Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, British Broadcasting Corporation. Lectured at The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Berkshire Symphonic Festival. Curtis Institute Music, Eastman School Music, San Francisco Museum Art, New York Philharmonic-Symphony League, Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City symphonies.

      Also at, Columbia, Princeton, Stanford universities, university of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Texas, Bryn Mawr College, principal town halls and forums of the United States. Visiting lecturer Cambridge (England) University. Conservation to National Foundation.

      Member advisory committee Schola Cantorum of New York. Co-founder Ballet Theatre Foundation. Organizer, secretary to jury Getty Wildlife Conservation prize, 1974, Pritzker Architecture prize, 1978.

      Chairman International Awards Foundation, 1979. Consultant to secretary Smithsonian Institution, Washington, president Indiana U. Founder, director M.U.S.I.C. (Music from Universities and State of Indiana Colls.).

      Consultant on philanthropy to Jean Paul Getty. Consultant on philanthropy to Franz Cardinal König, Archbishop of Vienna, Jay Pritzker, Her Majesty King of Saudi Arabia, education ministers Organisation Petroleum Exporting Countries, Norwegian Polar Institute, numerous American founds. Collected and recorded folk songs in, Finland, Lapland, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador and Peru, interview, Hitler, Molotov, Trotsky, Mussolini, Shah of Iran and, presidents and leading statesmen of African and South America republics.

      Broadcasted via NBC short-wave from, many European and South America capitals. Gave (with Josef Hofmann and others) lecture recitals, remarks on music recorded and broadcast by, Radio Corporation of America-Victor. Author: translations into French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic The Search for Autograph Musical Manuscripts Lost During World World War II.

      Contributor to newspapers and mags. Knight Order of the White Rose conferred by President of Finland, 1950. Order of Merit conferred by President of Austria, 1960.

    Works

    • Author: translations into French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic The Search for Autograph Musical Manuscripts Lost During World World War II. Contributor to newspapers and mags. Knight Order of the White Rose conferred by President of Finland, 1950.

      Order of Merit conferred by President of Austria, 1960.

    Membership

    Member American Academy Political and Social Science, American Economics Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Arts (Chicago), Attic (Chicago).

    Connections

    • Married Anne Josephe Boireau, February 19, 1957. Children: Christophe C., Colombe A., Raphael.
    • father: Roy Harte Smith
    • mother: Kathryn Cosette (Ravellon) Smith
    • spouse: Anne Josephe Boireau
    • children: Christophe C. Smith
    • Colombe A. Smith
    • Raphael Smith
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    Born February 19, 1910
    Died March 28, 1984
    (aged 74)
    Nationality

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