Ehrlich, Halper Are Winners of Fellowships
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Ehrlich, Halper Are Winners of Fellowships

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Leonard Ehrlich, author; Albert Halper. author; Isidor Schneider, poet; Maurice -Glicksman, sculptor; Rosella Harman, artist; Dr. Ernest Nagel, scientist, and Dr. Frank Tannenbaum, economist are included among the winners of the tenth annual fellowship a wards distributed among forty American research and creative workers by the trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

The new list of fellows, announced today, includes nine authors, two music composers, two theatrical arts workers, six artists, and twenty-one scholars in as many different fields of knowledge. The fellows, chosen on their merits, regardless of race, color or creed, will receive about $2,000 a year and will be allowed to work on definite individual projects for as long a period as is necessary for their completion.

Ehrlich, author of “God’s Angry Man,” and already holder of a fellowship, will return from England, where he has been working since his last award in 1932, to write a novel in the United States.

Halper, who lives in Chicago, is author of “Union Square,” a novel, and “On the Shore,” a volume of short stories. He will go abroad to fulfill his project of creative writing.

Schneider, author of “The Temptation of Anthony and Other Poems,” and the novel, “Doctor Transit.” will retain his post in the publicity department of the Macaulay Publishing Company for the time being, postponing his project of creative writing abroad.


Younghill Kang. another winner of a fellowship, who is author of “The Grass Roof” and “The Happy Grove,” will complete his project on the Continent.

Tom Tippet, educational advisor to labor organizations, also a new fellow, will prepare a book dealing with aspects of the coal industry in the United States.

In the field of music, Professor Douglas Stuart Moore, associate professor of music at Columbia University, will go abroad for creative work in musical composition. William Grant Still will remain in this country to complete his project of creative composition.

In the theatre arts, Angna Enters, dancemime, will make a special study abroad of ancient Greek art forms with a view to recreating ancient Greek mimes. Charles Norris Houghton. scene designer, will study a broad.

Glickman, sculptor and native New Yorker, who has done outstanding work in his medium with regard to various national art forms, will go to Greece and Italy for further study.

Rosella Hartman, who has done noteworthy work in the field of black and white, will go to Paris to study the lithographers’ craft and thereafter concentrate on her own creative work.


Peggy Bacon, artist, author and illustrator, will go abroad for creative work in the graphic arts.

Francis Criss, of New York, will study fresco painting abroad.

Dr. Ernest Nagel, instructor in Philosophy at Columbia University, who has written “On the Logic of Measurement,” and collaborated with Professor Morris R. Cohen on “An Introduction to Logic and the Scientific Method,” will work abroad, studying recent contributions to symbolic or mathematical logic.

Dr. Michael Heidelberger, associate professor of biological chemistry at Columbia University, will complete studies in the molecular weight of thyroglobulin at the University of Upsala.

Professor Rudolph M. Riefstahl, lecturer on Fine Arts at New York University, will go to Italy for a study of certain Islamic ceramics.


William Henry Chamberlain, author of “Soviet Russia, A Living Record and A History,” will employ his renewed fellowship for the writing of a history of the Russian Revolution from the downfall of Tzarism in March, 1917, to the adoption of the New Economic Policy in March, 1921.

Dr. Frank Tannenbaum, economist, will remain in South America, where he has studied, since his last fellowship award, the agricultural problems of Peru and Argentina.

Joseph Fulling Fishman, formerly Third Deputy Commissioner of correction of the City of New York, will shortly enter upon the fellowship previously awarded him for the purpose of making certain studies on the field of penology, abroad.

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