Steegman: The Papers of John Steegman
Scope and Contents
- 1700 - 1965
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Biographical / Historical
After a few years of travelling tutorships and work as an art and drama critic, he was employed at the National Portrait Gallery from 1926 to 1945, with a short break during the war years when he was lecturing for the British Council and organised the Sala de l’Alianca at the Lisbon Centenaries Exhibition. From 1945 he was Keeper of the Department of Art at the National Museum of Wales, then in 1952 he became Director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal. After his resignation in 1959 he spent half of each year travelling and lecturing abroad and half of the year in London entertaining friends. He died on 15 April 1966 at Coffinswell, Devon.
Honours: OBE, 1952 Publications: several books on art and art history, including ‘The Rule of Taste’, 1936.
1 collection (4 boxes and 0.5 shelf) : paper
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