Wells, Cady, 1904-1954

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Painter; Santa Fe, N.M.

From the description of Cady Wells papers, 1913-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82223563

Wells was a noted artist who spent most of his career in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

From the description of Cady Wells collection, 1940-1970. (Museum of New Mexico Library). WorldCat record id: 37497630

Henry Cady Wells was born November 15, 1904 into a wealthy family in Massachusetts. He received a private education, was artistically inclined, but had trouble deciding on a direction. He spent time in the Western United States. Impressed with the landscapes, Wells decided to settle in the West and capture his impressions on canvas.

With his brother Mason, Wells bought an old adobe home in Jacona, New Mexico. It was then remodeled and restored under the direction of John Gaw Meem. He collected Spanish Colonial art including santos, bultos and retablos, most of which he later donated to the Museum of New Mexico. Wells was well known along the Espanola Valley for his philanthropy, giving money to needy families and supplies and scholarships to struggling artists.

From the guide to the Cady Wells Photograph Collection, 1940-1960, (University of New Mexico, Center for Southwest Research)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Wells, Cady, 1904-1954. Cady Wells : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969. Papers, 1867-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Cady Wells Photograph Collection, 1940-1960 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf Wells, Cady, 1904-1954. Cady Wells papers, 1913-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf WELLS, CADY. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Peggy Pond Church Pictorial Collection, 1914-1984 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf Church, Peggy Pond, 1903-1986. Peggy Pond Church Pictorial Collection [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Cady Wells Correspondence, 1942-1952 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf Wells, Cady, 1904-1954. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Brinig, Myron, 1897-1991. Myron Brinig memoirs, circa 1980s. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Wells, Cady, 1904-1954,. Cady Wells Photograph Collection [Picture] University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Wells, Cady, 1904-1954. Cady Wells correspondence, 1942-1952. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Wells, Cady, 1904-1954. Cady Wells collection, 1940-1970. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Myron Brinig Memoirs, circa 1980s University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982. Raymond Jonson papers, 1910-1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984. person
associatedWith Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975. person
associatedWith Barton, Craig. person
associatedWith Boyd, E. (Elizabeth), 1903-1974. person
associatedWith Brinig, Myron, 1897-1991. person
associatedWith Church, Peggy Pond, 1903-1986. person
associatedWith Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979. person
associatedWith Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969. person
associatedWith Graham, Martha. person
associatedWith Hawkins, Erick. person
associatedWith Jeffers, Una, 1884 or 5-1950. person
associatedWith Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982. person
associatedWith Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986. person
associatedWith Parrish, Anne, 1888-1957. person
associatedWith Rush, Olive, 1873-1966. person
associatedWith Somers, Chester person
associatedWith Somers, Chester. person
associatedWith Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. person
associatedWith Warner, Edith, 1891 or 2-1951. person
associatedWith Wells, Mason. person
associatedWith Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Mexico--Santa Fe
Santa Fe (N.M.)
New Mexico--Santa Fe
Subject
Soldiers--Correspondence
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Art, American
Arts
Art--Exhibitions
Painters
Women painters
Artsits--New Mexico
Artists--Correspondence
Painters--Correspondence
Artists
Occupation
Collector
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Birth 1904-11-15

Death 1954

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