Otto Lambert Grever and Grever family papers

Collection ID:
Grever, Otto Lambert, 1878-1936
Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Eight pencil drawings by Grever; biographical and legal papers; printed material from the Kit Kat Club, 1907-1923, and the Salmagundi Club, 1929; membership books from the Poster Artists Association of America, 1912, 1915, and 1923; photograph albums and photographs; letters of condolence upon Grever's death; and correspondence of Grever's widow and daughter, Barbara Grever, mainly relating to their efforts in documenting Grever's work after his death.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Theatrical poster artist, lithographer; New York, N.Y. Grever was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 16, 1878. He studied art at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Frank Duveneck and Vincent Nowottny. He began his career in lithography in Cincinatti, eventually settling in New York City in 1904 and working for the H.C. Miner Lithographic Co. where he specialized in theatrical posters for 29 years.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Grever's daughter, Barbara Ann Grever, 1993-1994.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Theater -- History -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Theatrical posters Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lithography Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grever, Barbara Ann, 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
H.C. Miner Lithographic Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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