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ID: 500121994
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500121994

 

Record Type: Person
Cahill, Holger (American administrator and writer, 1887-1960)

Note: From 1935-1941, Cahill was the head of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project (WPA/FAP), which was the United States's government's most expensive art program. The program commissioned murals, paintings and photographs and employed artists that were registered on relief rolls during the Depression. Cahill then organized the Index of American Design, which over 22,000 examples of folk art from public and private collections.

Names:
Cahill, Holger (preferred,V,index)
Holger Cahill (V,display)
Bjarnason, Sveinn Kristján (V)

Nationalities:
Icelandic (preferred)
Scandinavian
American

Roles:
administrator (preferred)
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Iceland (Europe) (nation)
Died:  Stockbridge (Berkshire county, Massachusetts, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Non-Artists
 ........  Cahill, Holger (I)

Biographies:
(American administrator and writer, 1887-1960) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American arts administrator, 1887-1960) ..... [Grove Art]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Bjarnason, Sveinn Kristján ........ [Grove Art, VP]
.....................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.....................................................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 15 December 2004
Cahill, Holger ........ [Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..............................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 15 December 2004
Holger Cahill ........ [Grove Art, VP]
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [Gallery Systems, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n85364133
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 15 December 2004
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n85364133
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 15 December 2004
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