Sketch: Dancers (51 of 150)

Sketch: Dancers (51 of 150)

Date unknown

Part of a set. See all set records

William Sommer

(American, 1867-1949)

Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 1954.153.51

Location

Description

The Cleveland writer Robert Bordner left an intriguing account of a discussion that occurred one evening at Sommer’s home in the Cuyahoga Valley. Also present was Sommer’s close friend, the poet Hart Crane. Their conversation indicates Sommer’s desire to discover analogies between art and music: “We had been listening to Bill’s Bach records, and Bill was declaring he could SEE in color the various movements of the music…. Crane was fascinated and we got into whether poetry could be heard in colors too.”

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.