Burton Tremaine, CEO, Miller Company and art collector

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17 April 2019
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Emily Hall Tremaine fights back:
Nazis in California (1933-45)
(book preview)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 05 Feb 24

Emily Hall Tremaine fights back: Nazis in California (1933-45) (book preview) What do the following famous artworks, top in their respective museums, have in common— Jasper Johns’s "Three (American) flags" (1958), at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; Warhol’s "Marilyn Monroe...

Rachel Maddow’s "Ultra" (2022) & Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Von Romberg - Spreckels)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 14 Jul 23

Rachel Maddow’s "Ultra" (2022) & Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Von Romberg - Spreckels) Top left: After a year-long second marriage, Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Spreckels) sues for divorce (7 Sept 1940; New York Daily News. Top right: Three months later, Adolph B. Spreckels declares...

Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews foiled Nazi plots against Hollywood and America (2017) & Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Von Romberg - Spreckels)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 14 Jul 23

Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews foiled Nazi plots against Hollywood and America (2017) & Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Von Romberg - Spreckels) Top left: After a year-long second marriage, Emily Hall Tremaine (previously) Spreckels sues for divorce (7 Sept 1940; New York Daily News....

Jasper Johns. Three flags (1958) in publications, exhibitions

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 09 Sep 21

Jasper Johns. Three flags (1958) in publications, exhibitions Meet the lady behind the painting. Her name is Emily. Plus a list of exhibitions and selected publications regarding Three flags. Jasper Johns Three flags, (1958) Encaustic on canvas 30 7/8 x 45 1/2 x 5 in. (78.4 x 115.6 x 12.7 cm)...

Emily Hall Tremaine’s 1930s: In danger, madness, decadence and publicity

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R. J. Preece - 02 Aug 21

Emily Hall Tremaine’s 1930s: In danger, madness, decadence and publicity This micro-site and webpage are packed with a lot of new information clarifying Emily’s work and life. Left: Wire service photo of Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Spreckels) wearing in today’s value from...

Piet Mondrian. Victory boogie woogie (1942-44) in publications, exhibitions

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 18 Jun 21

Piet Mondrian. Victory boogie woogie (1942-44) in publications, exhibitions Meet the "mother" of the painting. Her name is Emily. Plus a list of exhibitions and selected publications regarding Mondrian’s Victory Boogie Woogie. Piet Mondrian Victory boogie woogie, (1942-44) Oil and scotch tape...

Emily Hall Tremaine Papers at the Smithsonian, reproduction permissions section: Shortlisted guide to artworks

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ADC staff - 19 Mar 20

Emily Hall Tremaine Papers at the Smithsonian, reproduction permissions section: Shortlisted guide to artworks To assist researchers, below is a quick scan through the documentation that specifies which artworks are mentioned in each folder. As a reminder, this documentation provides leads,...

Tremaine Collection artworks and designs in publications (compilation; 1945-present)

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ADC staff - 14 Jan 20

Tremaine Collection artworks and designs in publications (compilation; 1945-present) With her extensive communications experience from the 1930s, Emily Hall Tremaine marshalled those skills for the benefit of the artworks and designs that she worked with, 1945-87. This compilation focuses on...

The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters exhibition catalogue (list of photos of artworks and designs) (1984)

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ADC staff - 26 Aug 19

The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters exhibition catalogue (list of photos of artworks and designs) (1984) The following is a photo index of the catalogue accompanying the exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (26 February - 29 April 1984). The following photos of artworks...


R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Apr 19

2024 WORLDS COLLIDE; NEW ARTICLES: > Emily Hall Tremaine fights back: Nazis in California (1933-45). > Looking back on the life and legacy of Emily Hall Tremaine (Hyperallergic). > Elza Temary (Elza Chancellor) & Emily Hall Tremaine: Sisters in spying or sisters in scandal?! (1933-42)....

Emily Hall Tremaine into her afterlife - publications list (1992+)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Apr 19

Emily Hall Tremaine into her afterlife - publications list (1992+) The media and publication mentions of Emily continued after the second auction of selected artworks at Christie’s in 1991— and continue to this day, regarding her work and life and elements named after her, enabled by her personal...

Oscar Niemeyer / Roberto Burle Marx. Tremaine House & Painting toward architecture (2017)

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R. J. Preece - 27 Dec 17

Oscar Niemeyer / Roberto Burle Marx. Tremaine House & Painting toward architecture (2017) Left: Oscar Neimeyer. Beach House for Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine, project, Santa Barbara / (Montecito), California, (1948); Right: Roberto Burle Marx. Design for a garden, (1948). Both in the...

Frank Lloyd Wright. Project for Meteor Crater & Painting toward architecture (2017)

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R. J. Preece - 27 Dec 17

Frank Lloyd Wright. Project for Meteor Crater & Painting toward architecture (2017) Click below to see a black-and-white reproduction of the color drawing showing FLW’s Meteor Crater design, on view in the 2017 MoMA exhibition. See Arthur Drexler’s 1962 book: The drawings of Frank Lloyd...

Piet Mondrian. Victory boogie woogie & Painting toward architecture (2018)

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R. J. Preece - 27 Dec 17

Piet Mondrian. Victory boogie woogie & Painting toward architecture (2018) Piet Mondrian. Victory Boogie Woogie, (1942-44). Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands. > Make sure to see the overview page for Mondrian’s Victory boogie woogie. A third work with Miller Company...

Painting toward architecture (1947-52) in 2017: Three works, three histories, three Modern mysteries

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R. J. Preece - 27 Dec 17

Painting toward architecture (1947-52) in 2017: Three works, three histories, three Modern mysteries From left to right: Design drawing for Meteor Crater, Frank Lloyd Wright (this drawing not in MoMA exhibition); Design for a garden by Roberto Burle Marx, (1948), in DB KunstHalle show...

Rethinking Painting toward architecture (1947-52) (2017)

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R. J. Preece - 01 Jul 17

Rethinking Painting toward architecture (1947-52) (2017) Painting toward architecture exhibition as installed at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (January-February 1950). Courtesy the Karl Kamrath Collection, University of Texas at Austin architectural archives. (See FN "Photo A" for...

Design Meriden 1(2) (2016)

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ADC staff - 28 Sep 16

Design Meriden 1(2) (2016) This issue focuses on Modernism in Meriden. Modernist silver from Meriden-Wallingford: Interview of Jewel Stern (2016) > R.J. Preece interviews Jewel Stern to learn about her research and work related to her book Modernism in American silver and the accompanying...

The Painting toward architecture exhibition (1947-52) by the Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art: The artworks and designs (2016)

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ADC staff - 28 Aug 16

The Painting toward architecture exhibition (1947-52) by the Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art: The artworks and designs (2016) Artworks exhibited in Painting toward architecture (1947-52) It is important to note that over the 28(+) venues of Painting toward architecture, the...

The Painting toward architecture exhibition (1947-52), Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art: Documentation and historical information

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ADC staff - 16 Jul 16

The Painting toward architecture exhibition (1947-52), Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art: Documentation and historical information "The part that the Medicis played in Renaissance Italy can be best approximated today by such great corporations as those that I have named...

Tremaine Collection artworks and designs in exhibitions (compilation; 1945-present)

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ADC staff - 16 Jun 16

Tremaine Collection artworks and designs in exhibitions (compilation; 1945-present) Starting with their Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art, Burton Tremaine and Emily Hall Tremaine, known for her great eye, built a collection of works which were featured in hundreds of exhibitions. After...

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