Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984

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Roi Patridge (born George Roy Partridge) was a modernist etcher and member of the San Francisco artistic circle that included Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Maynard Dixon and Imogen Cunningham. Born in 1888, he grew up in Seattle, where at the age of ten he was enrolled in his first art class. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute, studied painting at the National Academy of Design in New York City, and studied etching in Munich, Germany and Paris, France (where he lived for three years). While in Paris, Partridge was invited to exhibit with the Chicago Society of Etchers, by Bertha Jaques, the Society's organizer. Upon his return to Seattle in 1914, he developed a relationship with and later married the photographer Imogen Cunningham. The couple moved to San Francisco in 1917 and became a significant force in the local art scene. By 1920, Partridge was teaching at Mills College in Oakland, CA. Eventually, he became chair of the art department. He was also the first director of the Mills College Art Gallery, organizing a seminal exhibition that included Alexander Archipenko, Ansel Adams, Diego Rivera, Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston. With many of his associates donating artwork to the gallery, Partridge was able to develop the first public collection of modern art in Northern California. His work is part of a number of significant collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the British Museum, the Toronto Art Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum, the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Oakland Museum and the Mills College Art Gallery.

From the description of Roi Partridge papers, 1912-1966. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 26754681

Printmaker; San Francisco, Calif.

From the description of Roi Partridge interview, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81543325

Printmaker, educator; Oakland, Calif.; b. 1888; d. 1984

Prominent West Coast etcher, born in Centralia, Wash., married to photographer Imogen Cunningham, divorced, 1934. Taught at Mills College, Oakland, Calif. He also illustrated several important books including Creative Art, English Studio, Art and Archeology, Prints, and Aesthetic Judgment.

From the description of Roi Partridge papers, 1915-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82098557

Roi Partridge (1888-1984) was a printmaker and educator in Oakland, Calif.

Prominent West Coast etcher, born in Centralia, Wash., married to photographer Imogen Cunningham, divorced, 1934. Taught at Mills College, Oakland, Calif. He also illustrated several important books including Creative Art, English Studio, Art and Archeology, Prints, and Aesthetic Judgment.

From the description of Roi Partridge papers, 1915-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744432186

Roi Partridge (1888-1984) was a printmaker and educator in Oakland, Calif.

Prominent West Coast etcher, born in Centralia, Wash., married to photographer Imogen Cunningham, divorced, 1934. Taught at Mills College, Oakland, Calif. He also illustrated several important books including Creative Art, English Studio, Art and Archeology, Prints, and Aesthetic Judgment.

From the description of Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1909-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 767864601

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976,. Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1975 June 9. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Portrait of Mrs. Dent Mowrey, 1917 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984. Roi Partridge papers, 1912-1966. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984,. Portrait of Mrs. Dent Mowrey [manuscript], 1917. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1975 June 9. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Zorach family. Zorach family papers, 1900-1987. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984. Mills College : record of a campus [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Bender, Albert M. (Albert Maurice), 1866-1941. Albert M. Bender papers, 1909-1941. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003 (bulk 1909-1984) Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn The Zorach Family papers, 1900-1987 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984. Roi Partridge interview, 1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Aronow, Abe. Bay Area faces and places : photograph archive by Abe Aronow, circa 1980-2010. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984. Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1909-1984. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984,. [In Glacier Park] [graphic] / RP. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984. Roi Partridge papers, 1915-1995. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963. Eugen Neuhaus papers, [ca. 1906-1966]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf PARTRIDGE, ROI. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984. Roi Partridge papers, 1915-1995. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984. person
associatedWith Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. person
associatedWith Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953. person
associatedWith Aronow, Abe. person
associatedWith Bender, Albert M. (Albert Maurice), 1866-1941. person
associatedWith Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. person
associatedWith Hunter, Dard, 1883-1966. person
associatedWith Imogen Cunningham person
associatedWith Jacques, Bertha. person
associatedWith Linsky, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Mills College corporateBody
associatedWith Mowrey, Eve family
associatedWith Mowrey, Eve person
associatedWith National Academy of Design (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963. person
associatedWith Public Works of Art Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Roi Partridge person
associatedWith Steinberg, Steve person
associatedWith Zorach family. person
associatedWith Zorach Family family
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Glacier National Park (Mont.)
California--San Francisco
California--San Francisco
California--San Francisco
California--San Francisco
California--San Francisco Bay Area
United States
California--Oakland
Subject
Universities and colleges--Photographs
Printmakers
Etching
Etchers
Oregon
Printmaker--Interviews
Portraits
Artists--Biography
Prints--Technique
Etching, American--20th century
Art, American--20th century
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Death 1984

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