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Robert Jonathan Kornfeld

Robert Jonathan Kornfeld, American playwright, photographer.

Background

  • Kornfeld, Robert Jonathan was born on March 3, 1919 in Newtonville, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Lewis Felix and Lillian (Seiferth) Kornfeld.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard College, 1941.

    Career

    • Script writer Station XEQ, Mexico City, 1938-1939. Editor Federal Writers Project, New Orleans, 1941-1942. Reporter The Examiner, San Francisco, 1942-1943.

      Copy writer Conner Company, 1944, Albert Frank Agency, New York City, 1945-1947, Agricultural Advisory & Research, New York City, 1947-1950, Knox Kornfeld & Smith, New York City, 1950-1960. Writer Robert Kornfeld Associate, 1961-1978, playwright, from 1979. Visiting artist American Academy in Rome, 1996.

      Adviser Classic Stages of Louisiana. Play reader, 2004—2005. Private United States Army, 1939-1940.

    Works

    • The Map To Love: How To Navigate The Art Of The Heart
    • Psychotherapist, artist, survival instructor, and author Rob Jacoby draws upon all four areas of his life and experience to offer us The Map to Love: How to Navigate the Art of the Heart, a life-giving perspective on love, fulfillment, healing, and successfully navigating the complex human emotional landscape.
    • Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective
    • Tracing Robert Bechtle's career from his earliest paintings of the 1960s to the present day, this is the definitive book on one of the founders and foremost practitioners of American Photorealism.
    • Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective
    • Tracing Robert Bechtle's career from his earliest paintings of the 1960s to the present day, this is the definitive book on one of the founders and foremost practitioners of American Photorealism.

    Membership

    Chairman Riverdale History District, from 1975, Toscanini Collection, 1984—1987, Landmarks Task Force, 1975—1999. Board directors History District Council, from 1978. Member Time Square Playwrights, from 2005.

    Board directors Riverdale Nature. Active Bronx County Democratic Committee. Member Banjamin Franklin Dem Club, Democratic County Committee, from 2004.

    Board directors Riverdale Neighborhood House, 1968—1990, Theater for the New City, New York City, 1992—2005, Metropolitan Historic Structures Association. Member Dramatists Guild, New York Theatre League, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (freedom to write committee), Harvard Club (New York City), Riverdale Yacht Club, National Arts Club (co-chair literature committee), Harvard Indiana Film Group, Sierra Club, Times Square Playwrights.

    Connections

    • Married Celia Seiferth Kornfeld, August 23, 1945. 1 child: Robert J. Junior.
    • father: Lewis Felix Kornfeld
    • mother: Lillian (Seiferth) Kornfeld
    • spouse: Celia Seiferth Kornfeld
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    Died August 23, 2010
    (aged 91)
    Nationality
    • 1941
      Harvard College
    • 1938 - 1939
      Script writer, Station XEQ
    • 1941 - 1942
      editor Federal Writer, s Project
      New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
    • 1942 - 1943
      reporter The Examiner
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1944
      copy writer, Conner Company
    • 1945 - 1947
      copy writer, Conner Company
    • 1947 - 1950
      copy writer, Conner Company
    • 1950 - 1960
      copy writer, Conner Company
    • 1961 - 1978
      writer, Robert Kornfeld Associate
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