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Frazer, George Preston


Biographical Note

G. (George) Preston Frazer was born in Davidson, Tennessee, February 4, 1908, to George Augustine and Sadie (Warner) Frazer. He received a BA in Liberal Arts from the Virginia Military Institute in 1929. In 1935, he completed a BS in Engineering at the University of Hawaii, and in 1937, a Masters of Architecture at Harvard University. During World War II, he served with the Second Armored Division in Europe and North Africa. He remained in the Army Reserves until 1968. From 1939 to 1940 and from 1946 to 1974, he taught in the Art Department of Virginia Tech. Following his retirement, Frazer continued to support Virginia Tech, which continues to be among the many institutions to display donations of his work. Frazer died at his home in Catawba, North Carolina, on September 10, 2003.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

G. Preston Frazer Artwork

Identifier: Ms-1992-055

This collection contains eighteen scketches and drawings created by George Preston Frazer. This collection also contains a sketchbook belonging to Frazer.

Dates: 1940-1953, n. d.

G. Preston Frazer Collection

Identifier: Ms-2009-098

The collection contains correspondence between G. Preston Frazer and Marcus L. Oliver. Additional materials include photocopies of newspaper articles, a signed Sixteen Pencil Impressions from Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. booklet, and Frazer's obituary.

Dates: 1939 - 2003

Walter Gropius/G. Preston Frazer Papers,

Identifier: Ms-1992-052

The collection contains correspondence (from Mrs. Walter Gropius to G. Preston Frazer), as well as photographs, newsclippings, and publications about Gropius.

Dates: 1969 - 1992

Hercules Shooting the Stymphalian Birds

 Collection — Frame 1
Identifier: Art-151
Scope and Contents

Hercules shooting the Stymphalian Birds

Dates: 1960


Identifier: Art-187

Marcus L. Oliver Correspondence

Identifier: Ms-2009-096

The collection contains business correspondence from Marcus L. Oliver's tenure with the Virginia Tech Alumni Association (1950-1968) and the University of the South Alumni Association. The collection also includes personal correspondence from 1947 to 2010.

Dates: 1947 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1985

Palladio Bridge

Identifier: Art-157
Scope and Contents

VTF inventory says by Rengin T. Holt 1985 by Preston Frazer

Dates: 1985