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Sketches for Fountain Design

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Title

Sketches for Fountain Design

Creator

Thew, Robert Garrett

Format

24 x 19 inches

Identifier

351.8-.9

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Biography

Robert Garrett Thew was born in Sharon, Connecticut in 1892. He was a painter and sculptor. He attended Syracuse University and the New York City Art Students League and studied under Edward Penfield, Walter Briggs, and John Carlson. Thew was associated with the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency and produced designs for New England businesses, including General Electric. For the Connecticut WPA Federal Arts Project, he completed eight plaques around the theme “History of Writing.” He lived in Westport, Connecticut and started the Garrett-Thew Studios. Thew died in 1964 in Westport.
He was survived by his widow, Elsie Greene Thew; two daugh­ters, Mrs. Janice Lindstrom of Great Barrington, Mass., and Mrs. Robin O'Connor of West­port, and one son, John Garrett of Westport.

Category

WSPAC

Media

Sketches

Media Details

2 sketches of GFS bronze fountain figure

Donor

Elsie Greene Thew (artist’s widow), Ashpohtag Rd., Norfolk CT, 06058
The Estate of Robert Garrett Thew

Citation

Thew, Robert Garrett, “Sketches for Fountain Design,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed February 20, 2024, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/395.

Item Relations

This Item dcterms:creator Item: Robert Garrett Thew
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Greens Farms Elementary