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Title
  • Nathaniel Robin papers.
Author
Robin, Nathaniel.
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Description
2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Woodcuts.
Biography (note)
  • Pianist, composer, and painter, Nathaniel Robin (1897-1987), was the brother of noted songwriter, Leo Robin.
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  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
JPB 06-55
Author
Robin, Nathaniel.
Title
Nathaniel Robin papers.
Summary
The Nathaniel Robin papers consist of a set of woodcuts of famous musical composers created by Robin, along with a letter containing biographical information sent by Robin's niece, the writer Ann Rower. The prints were exhibited in Carnegie Hall and in galleries in New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. This collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the subject of the portrait. In addition to depictions of composers, the collection includes an image of the conductor Leopold Stokowski, as well as a probable picture of one of Robin's musical mentors, Ernest Bloch (identified on the print only as Bloch).
Biography
Pianist, composer, and painter, Nathaniel Robin (1897-1987), was the brother of noted songwriter, Leo Robin. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he studied music at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and also was a private student of Ernest Bloch and Arnold Schoenberg. Except for a period in the 1930s when he lived in California, Robin resided in New York at the Gorham Hotel and worked on his music and painting in a studio he maintained at Carnegie Hall. In addition to his work as a painter, Robin created a series of woodblock prints of eminent musicians, mainly composers.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Composers.
Painters.
Added Author
Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959.
Robin, Leo.
Rower, Ann, 1938-
Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977.
American Music Collection.
Research Call Number
JPB 06-55
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