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RG0973.AM:  Terence R. Duren, 1904-1968

Papers:  1957-1968

Shelby, Polk County, Nebraska:  Artist

Size:  One folder


Born at Shelby, Nebraska, on July 9, 1904, Terence R. Duren became a world renowned artist.  Duren studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Fontainebleau School of Art in France.  He served as an instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Art from 1930 to 1941 and taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and Case Western University in Cleveland.  Duren was known for his murals and landscape paintings, as well as illustration and stage production.  He exhibited works at the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C.  He created most of his art in the studio of his home in Nebraska.  Terence R. Duren died in Columbus, Nebraska, on September 28 1968.


The collection contains various printed materials about Terence Duren including the cover article from the Magazine of the Midlands dated January 14, 1968, entitled “The House on the Other Side of the Street; Terence Duren, Painter and Collector, prefers the Past,” by Jean Hylton. Also included are letters written to Duren after the publication of the article. Other items include various programs for exhibitions of Duren’s artwork (1957, 1961, 1967), publicity for and the history of the restoration of Brownville, Nebraska, written by Duren, and a tribute entitled, “The Passing of a Great Artist — Terence Duren” by Harry G. Mendelson, dated October 1, 1968.


Printed materials about Terence R. Duren


Subject headings:

Artists — Nebraska — Shelby

Brownville (Nebraska) — History

Denney, James

Duren, Terence R., 1904-1968

Historic buildings — Nebraska — Brownville

Hylton, Jean

Mendelson, Harry G.


Revised TMM        05-09-2008