Aimée Lamb papers, 1888-1991

Lamb, Aimée, b. 1893 d. 1989
Painter
Active in Milton, Mass.

Collection size: 1.6 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Sketchbooks and sketches, photographs, letters, price lists, a scrapbook, and printed material relating primarily to Lamb's exhibitions.

The ca. 25 letters to Lamb, 1921-1976, are mainly from friends regarding her exhibitions. Also included are letters from Celia Thaxter to Lamb's brother, Horace, 1888-1892. The scrapbook (photocopy) contains newspaper clippings and exhibition announcements, 1931-1981. Printed material, 1931-1991, consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, and source material for paintings. Artwork, 1914-1938, includes sketchbooks (12 v.), 1914-55, including one from anatomy class at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School, ca. 100 sketches, designs for stained glass, and designs and templates for stencils. Ca. 40 photographs are mainly of artwork by Lamb, but also include 2 of Lamb and a portrait of Henry James done by William James.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Milton, Mass. Died 1989.

Donated 1993 by Edward Stone, executor of the Aimée Lamb estate. Stone' wife, Cassandra, is Lamb's cousin. Additons are expected.

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