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Blake More Godwin, museum executive. Decorated Commander Order of Merit, Chile, 1948, Chevalier, Legion of Honor, Officer Order of Orange Nassau, Netherlands.


Godwin, Blake More was born on January 13, 1894 in Clinton, Missouri, United States. Son of William Martin and Jean A. (Blakemore) Godwin.


Bachelor of Arts Missouri, 1915. AFD (honorary), University Missouri, 1955. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1916.

AFD (honorary), University Toledo, 1952.


Assistant in classical archaeology and history of art, U. Missouri, 1912-1915; fellow in art and archaeology, Princeton University, 1915-1916; curator, Toledo Museum Art, 1916-1926; director, Toledo Museum Art, 1927-1959; vice president, Toledo Museum Art, 1959-1992. Honorary member of faculty fine arts U. Chile, 1943.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor biographies of America painters and sculptors in Allgemeines Kunatler Lexikon and articles on art for many periodicals. Designer of Gothic Hall, Cloister, other features of Toledo Museum. Author: Catalog of European Paintings in the Toledo Museum, 1939.


Trustee Charities Foundation, Toledo Museum Art. Chairman, managing trustee Museum Endowment Fund, estate of Edward Drummond Libbey and Florence Scott Libbey. President, general manager Scott Properties Corporation.

Member of commission on church archaeology Episcopal Diocese of Ohio. Trustee Toledo U., 1919-1930, Northwestern Ohio History Society, 1930-1940, Toledo Chamber of Commerce, 1940-1942, Tuberculosis Society Toledo and Lucas County, 1943-1962, president 1953-1955. President Toledo Citizens Plan Association 1936-1944.

Fellow Museum Association Great Britain. Member Royal Horticultural Society, American Association Museum, Museum Dirs. Association (president 1940-1941), College Art Association (treasurer 1933-1938), Archaeol.

Institute American Medieval Academy, Conseil de Direction, Gazette des Beaux Arts, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Princeton Club (New York City), Toledo Club, Tile Club, Hermits Club, Minor Prophets Club, Rotary (president 1952-1953), Travellers (London). M C.


Married Molly Conant Ohl, June 30, 1926.

William Martin Godwin

Jean A. (Blakemore) Godwin

Molly Conant Ohl