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Nellie Cornish founds Cornish School in Seattle in 1914.
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In 1914, Nellie Cornish (1876-1956) founds the Cornish School, known today as the Cornish College of the Arts, in Seattle. She serves as director for its first 25 years. Cornish recruits artists such as the dancer Martha Graham, the painter Mark Tobey, and the musician John Cage, who are little known but are destined to become major figures in twentieth century arts. The Cornish School quickly attains a national reputation.
Historylink.org The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History, "Cornish School," (by Mildred Andrews), http://www.historylink.org/ (accessed July 2001).
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