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James Thomas Thomas Flexner

James Thomas Flexner, American author. Library. Congress grantee, 1945; Guggenheim fellow, 1953, 79; recipient Pulitzer Prize special citation, 1972, Archives American Art award Smithsonian Institute, 1979, Gold medal American Academy Institute Arts and Letters, 1988.

Background

  • FLEXNER, James was born on January 13, 1908 in New York, United States. Son of Simon Flexner and Helen Thomas Flexner.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Lincoln School of Teachers College, Columbia University, 1925. Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1929. Doctor of Humane Letters, Eastern Illinois University, 1985.

    Career

    • Reporter New York Herald Tribune, 1929-1931. Executive secretary Noise Abatement Commission, New York City Department of Health, 1931-1932. Consultant Colonial Williamsburg, 1956-1957, Amon Carter Museum Western Art, 1974-1975.

      Lecturer on founding fathers, history of America art and civilization.

    Works

    • John Singleton Copley
    • A book for both the general reader of American history and the student of art, Flexner's study of Copley (1738-1815) brings into vivid detail the struggle the artist endured against an unfavorable environment in the New World, his rise to fame, the development of his unique style, and the personal growth of the man who became America's first great artist.
    • Maverick's Progress: An Autobiography
    • National book Award laureate; recipient of Special Pulitzer Prize citation; winner of the Life in America Prize the Archives of American Art Award; among many others, James Thomas Flexner has written with distinction about American history and art.
    • Maverick's Progress: An Autobiography
    • National book Award laureate; recipient of Special Pulitzer Prize citation; winner of the Life in America Prize the Archives of American Art Award; among many others, James Thomas Flexner has written with distinction about American history and art.
    • Washington: The Indispensable Man
    • After more than two decades, this dramatic and concise single volume distillation of Flexner's definitive four volume biography George Washington, which received a Pulitzer Prize citation has itself become an American classic.

    Membership

    Trustee emeritus New York Public Library. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (president 1954-1955, honorary vice president 1963-1966), Society of America Historians (president 1975-1977), American Academy Institute Arts and Letters (vice president for literature 1981-1985, Gold medal 1988), Autthors League of America, Century Association, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Century (honorary).

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    • Married Beatrice Hudson, 1950. 1 child, Helen Hudson.
    • father: Simon Flexner
    • mother: Helen (Thomas) Flexner
    • spouse: Beatrice Hudson
    • child: Helen Hudson Flexner
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    Born January 13, 1908
    Died February 13, 2003
    (aged 95)
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    • 1925
      Lincoln School of Teachers College
    • 1929
      Harvard University
    • 1985
      Eastern Illinois University
    • 1929 - 1931
      Reporter New York Herald Tribune
    • 1931 - 1932
      executive, secretary Noise Abatement Commission

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      • Author: Doctors on Horseback: Pioneers of American Medicine, 1937, America's Old Masters, 1939, (with Simon Flexner) William Henry Welch and the Heroic Age of American Medicine, 1941, Steamboats Come True, 1944, History of American Painting, Volunteer I: First Flowers of Our Wilderness: American Painting, the Colonial Period, 1947 (Life in America prize 1946), John Singleton Copley, 1947, A Short History of American Painting, 1950, The Traitor and the Spy, 1953, History of American Painting, Volunteer II: The Light of Distant Skies 1760-1835, 1954, Gilbert Stuart, 1955, Mohawk Baronet: Sir William Johnson of New York, 1959, History of American Painting, Volunteer III: That Wilder Image: The Native School from Thomas Cole to Winslow Homer, 1962 (Francis Parkman prize 1963), George Washington, Volunteer I: The Forge of Experience 1732-1775, 1965, The World of Winslow Homer 1936-1910, 1966, George Washington, Volunteer II: George Washington in the American Revolution 1775-1783, 1968, The Double Adventure of John Singleton Copley, 1969, Nineteenth Century Painting, 1970, George Washington, Volunteer III: George Washington and the New Nation 1783-1793, 1970, George Washington, Volunteer IV: Anguish and Farewell 1793-1799, 1972 (National Book award for biography 1972), Washington: The Indispensable Man, 1974 (Christopher award 1974, American Book award nomination 1980), The Face of Liberty, 1975, The Young Hamilton, 1978, States Dyckman: American Loyalist, 1980, Asher B. Durand: An Engraver's and a Farmer's Art, 1983, An American Saga: The Story of Helen Thomas and Simon Flexner, 1984, Poems of the 1920s, 1991, On Desperate Seas: A Biography of Gilbert Stuart, 1995, Maverick Progress: An Autobiography, 1996, Random Harvest, Shorter Publications Down the Years, 1997. Washington biographies dramatized in Columbia Broadcasting System miniseries, 1984 (Peaody award 1984). Contributor magazines and newspapers.
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      • book: William Henry Welch and the Heroic Age of American Medicine by Flexner, Simon, Flexner, James Thomas (1993) Hardcover
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      • book: William Henry Welch and the Heroic Age of American Medicine, 1941, 539 pages.
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      • book: Steamboats Come True: American Inventors in Action by Flexner, James Thomas (1984) Hardcover
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      • book: America's Old Masters: Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, Charles Wilson Peale and Gilbert Stuart
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      • book: The world of Winslow Homer, 1836-1910, (Time-Life library of art)
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      • book: An American Saga, the Story of Helen Thomas & Simon Flexner, 1st, First Edition
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      • book: An American Saga: The Story of Helen Thomas and Simon Flexner by Flexner, James T. (1993) Paperback
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      • book: Collected Poems : R S Thomas
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      • book: On Desperate Seas: A Biography of Gilbert Stuart
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      • book: Maverick's Progress: An Autobiography 1st edition by Flexner, James T. (1996) Hardcover
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      • book: America's Old Masters: Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, Charles Wilson Peale and Gilbert Stuart by Flexner, James Thomas (1994) Paperback
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      • book: The Traitor & the Spy: Benedict Arnold & John Andre'.[Benedict Arnold,1741-1801].
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      • book: On Desperate Seas: A Biography of Gilbert Stuart
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      • book: AMERICA'S OLD MASTERS, BENJAMIN WEST, JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY, CHARLES WILSON PEALE, GILBERT STUART
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      • book: America's Old Masters: Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, Charles Wilson Peale and Gilbert Stuart by Flexner, James Thomas (1994) Paperback
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      • book: World of Winslow Homer
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      • book: The World of Winslow Homer 1836 - 1910
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      • book: By James Thomas Flexner - Washington: The Indispensable Man (1/23/94)
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      • book: Washington: The Indispensable Man 1st edition by Flexner, James Thomas (1974) Paperback
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      • book: Washington: The Indispensable Man by Flexner, James Thomas (1984) Mass Market Paperback
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      • book: Washington: The Indispensable Man by Flexner, James Thomas (1994) Paperback
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      • book: The Double Adventure of John Singleton Copley
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      • book: The double adventure of John Singleton Copley, first major painter of the new world
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      • book: AMERICA'S OLD MASTERS, BENJAMIN WEST, JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY, CHARLES WILSON PEALE, GILBERT STUART
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      • book: World of Winslow Homer 1836-1910. Time Life Library of Art Series
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      • book: The World of Winslow Homer, 1836-1910 By James Thomas Flexner & Editors of time-Life Books
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      • book: Washington: The Indispensable Man. With a new preface by the author.
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      • book: Washington: the indispensable man. 1984. soft cover.
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      • book: Washington:The Indispensable Man. *A condensation of author's four volume work!
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      • book: Time Life Books: The World of Winslow Homer
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      • book: Winslow Homer American Artist: His World and His Work with 36 Full-Color Plates and Over 196 Black-and-White Reproductions
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      • book: Winslow Homer: American Artist: His World and His Work
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      • book: The Oblivion Ha-Ha: Sixty Poems by James Tate
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      • book: Gilbert Stuart A Great Life In Brief
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      • book: THE SOURCE REFERENCES FOR THE TRAITOR AND THE SPY BY JAMES T HOMAS FLEXNER
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      • book: Young Hamilton by Flexner, James T. (1997) Hardcover
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      • book: The Young Hamilton: A Biography
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      • book: Massachusetts heritage;: A tribute to the memory of John Singleton Copley
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