William E. Phelps papers, 1939-1979.


William E. Phelps papers, 1939-1979.

12 letters (2 are illustrated) from Andrew Wyeth to William E. Phelps; 6 letters from Wyeth's wife Betsy to Phelps and his wife Mary, 1939-1969; 8 letters to Andrew Wyeth and Phelps from friends and colleagues. Wyeth's letters were written from Chadds Ford, Pa. and Port Clyde, Cushing, and Thomaston, Me. and concern the business of borrowing paintings for exhibitions but also contain family news and some personal insights. Also contains letters from Wyeth's dealer, E. Coe Kerr of M. Knoedler and Co., Inc. to Wyeth and receipts from sales of his paintings; 91 photographs of Andrew, Betsy, Henriette, N.C. Wyeth, Peter Hurd, and others at the Wyeths' house in Maine and the Hurds' house in New Mexico. Included are photographs of the Wyeths painting in their studios, an exhibition of the Phelps' collection; and clippings.

0.2 linear ft. (141 items on partial microfilm reel)

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Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984

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Painter, writer; Roswell, N.M.; d. 1984. From the description of Printed material on Peter Hurd, 1965-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83637048 Artist, writer, rancher. Born in Roswell, New Mexico. Became artist in the 1920s. Painted primarily historical scenes and murals dealing with the Southwest. Died in Roswell, New Mexico in 1984. From the description of Papers, 1953-1974. (Texas Tech University). WorldCat record id: 25067106 Peter ...

Wyeth, Betsy James, 1921-

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Phelps, William E., 1897-1967.

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Collector, art patron; Montchanin, Delaware. Resided in the Brandywine Valley between Wilmington, De. and Chadds Ford, Pa. where he and his wife, Mary, became friends with many local artists. He was an early patron of Andrew Wyeth and a close friend of the Wyeth family. From the description of William E. Phelps papers, 1939-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122333419 ...

Kerr, E. Coe, 1914-1973.

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