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Nationality

American

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Date of Work

1958

Medium

Print

Signature

Lower Right

Height

14 1/2"

Width

11 1/2"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: R14

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

James Maxwell Anderson was an American playwright, author, and journalist. He was born in 1888 in Atlantic, Pennsylvania. His family frequently moved around, but they eventually settling in Jamestown, ND, where in 1908 Anderson graduated high school. He received his BA in Literature from the University of North Dakota in 1911, and his MA in English Literature from Stanford University in 1914 . Anderson later received an honorary doctorate in Literature from Columbia University, as well as in Humanities from the University of North Dakota. Over the span his career, he worked various teaching positions and as a journalist, and often times was fired for voicing controversial opinions. Anderson went on to write several successful plays and dramas, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1933. Sadly, in 1959, he passed away after a stroke.

Additional Information

Letter on white paper.

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