Frank Weitenkampf letters, 1889-1942.

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Weitenkampf, Frank, 1866-1962. Frank Weitenkampf letters, 1889-1942.

Frank Weitenkampf letters, 1889-1942.

Letters to Weitenkampf, mainly from artists and collectors concerning examples of their works in the library's collection. Among the correspondents are: John Taylor Arms, Samuel Putnam Avery, John W. Beatty, George Bellows, Frank W. Benson, George Biddle, James Britton, George Elmer Browne, Mary Cassatt, Royal Cortissoz, Frederick K. Detwiller, Olin Dows, Kerr Eby, Daniel C. French, Arnold Genthe, George O. Hart, Malvina Hoffman, Edward Hopper, Daniel Huntington, Rockwell Kent, Frederick Keppel, Richard Lahey, Will H. Low, Louis Lozowick, H. Siddons Mowbray, Frank A. Nankivell, Thomas W. Nason, Joseph Pennell, Preston Powers, Henry Ward Ranger, William T. Richards, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Lessing J. Rosenwald, Peter F. Rothermel, William Sartain, George H. Smillie, James D. Smillie, Harry Sternberg, Albert Sterner, Lorado Taft, Abbott H. Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, Douglas Volk, Olin L. Warner, John F. Weir, Julian A. Weir, Harry Wickey, Irving R. Wiles, Thomas W. Wood, Charles H. Woodbury, George H. Yewell, Mahonri M. Young, and others.

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Based on a trip Eby made to England and France in 1924-1925. From the description of Rye marshes [graphic] / Eby. 1929. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 45266651 Artist and illustrator, Westport, Conn., born in Japan to Methodist missionaries. He moved to the U.S. at 18 to pursue a career in art. His illustrations appeared in the magazines "Life" and "The Century." From the description of Letter : Westport, Conn., to Mrs. [Evelyn] Frichter, [Providence, R....