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Charles Henry Sawyer

Charles Henry Sawyer, art educator, art museum director emeritus. Named Honorary Member NMAA Commission Washington, 1985-2005.

Background

  • Sawyer, Charles Henry was born on October 20, 1906 in Andover, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James Cowan and Mary Pepperrell (Frost) Sawyer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1929. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1947. Student, Harvard Law School, 1930.

      Student of Fine Arts, Harvard University Graduate School, 1932. Doctor of Humane Letters, Amherst College, 1950. Doctor of Fine Arts, University New Hampshire, 1951.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, Clark University, 1953.

    Career

    • Director Addison Gallery of America Art, art instructor Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1930-1940. Director Worcester (Massachusetts) Art Museum, 1940-1946. Director division of the arts, professor history of art Yale University, New Haven, 1947-1956.

      Master Timothy Dwight College Yale University, 1947-1953. Dean School of Architecture and Design, Yale University, 1947-1956. Director museum of art University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1957-1972, professor history of art, 1957-1976, director emeritus museum of art, 1973—2005, professor emeritus history of art, 1977—2005.

      Member art advisory commission Harvard University, 1940-1958, Cambridge,, Amherst (Massachusetts) College, 1948-1960, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts 1948-1955, University Notre Dame, Indiana, 1973-1982, Smithsonian Art Commission, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1953-1980. Trustee Corning (New York ) Museum of Glass, 1950-1975.

    Works

    • Author: (book) Art in English Public Schools, 1936. Author various articles, exhibition catalogues etc, 1931-2005.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Art Commission State of Massachusetts, Boston, 1940-1944, Historic Sites Commission, State of New Hampshire, Concord, 1948-1958, Arts Council, State of Michigan, Lansing, 1964-1972. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member Association Art Museum Directors (honorary member 1973-2005), Century Association New York, American Antiquarian Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    History, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Katharine Clay, June 28, 1934.
    • father: James Cowan Sawyer
    • mother: Mary Pepperrell (Frost) Sawyer
    • spouse: Katharine Clay
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    Died February 25, 2005
    (aged 98)
    Nationality
    • 1929
      Yale University
    • 1947
      Yale University
    • 1930
      Harvard Law School
    • 1932
      Harvard University Graduate School
    • 1950
      Amherst College
    • 1951
      University New Hampshire
    • 1953
      Clark University
    • 1930 - 1940
      Director, Phillips Academy
      Andover, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1930 - 1940
      art instructor, Phillips Academy
      Andover, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1940 - 1946
      director, Worcester (Massachusetts) Art Museum
    • 1947 - 1956
      director, history of art Yale University
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1947 - 1956
      professor, history of art Yale University
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1947 - 1953
      master Timothy Dwight College Yale University
    • 1947 - 1956
      dean School of Architect, ure and Design
    • 1957 - 1972
      director, museum of art University Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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