Robert Henri papers, 1857-1958 (bulk 1886-1929)


Henri, Robert, 1865-1929. Robert Henri papers, 1857-1958 (bulk 1886-1929)

Robert Henri papers, 1857-1958 (bulk 1886-1929)

Correspondence, writings, artwork, photographs, and printed material which document the life of Robert Henri. Principal correspondents include his parents, brother, first wife, George Bellows, Emilia Cimino, Randall Davey, Hartman Kuhn Harris, Helen Niles, Edward Redfield, Mary Fanton and William Carman Roberts, John Sloan, and the J.B. Lippincott Company. Henri wrote lengthy letters to his family in the 1880s and 1890s, corresponded with art colleagues, discussing his work and that of others, his students, exhibitions, and new art theories and tools. There are holographs and typescripts of his book Art Spirit, journals, lecture notes, and drafts of articles. There are eleven notebooks studying Hardesty Maratta's theories of color and composition and the "Whirling Square" theory of Jay Hambidge. There are also clippings about Henri, exhibition catalogs, and course catalogs. There are over forty photographs, of Henri and others in Paris and in the United States, and Henri and his artwork. There are also family papers belonging to Henri's parents, and papers belonging to his sister-in-law Violet Organ, who transcribed many of Henri's letters and wrote a biography of Henri.

16.65 linear ft. (29 boxes)

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Henri, Robert, 1865-1929 (person)

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Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965 (person)

Landscape painter; Center Bridge, Penn. From the description of Edward Willis Redfield papers, 1836-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122370473 Redfield was a landscape painter; New Hope, Pa. From the description of Edward Redfield letters to Irene Weygandt, 1940-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122370564 ...

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Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924 (person)

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Bellows, George, 1882-1925 (person)

George Wesley Bellows was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1882. He attended Ohio State University, leaving in 1903 for New York where he enrolled at William Chase's New York School of Art under the instruction of Robert Henri. He became Associate Member of the National Academy in 1908 and Academician in 1918. In 1910 he married a fellow student at the school, Emma Story. They had two daughters, Anne (the late Mrs. Maynard Kearney) and Jean (Mrs. Earl Booth). Among the prizes awarded to Bellows were th...

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