Albert Pinkham Ryder collection, 1869-1927

Ryder, Albert Pinkham, b. 1847 d. 1917
Painter, Printmaker, Landscape painter
Active in New Bedford, Mass.; N.Y.

Collection size: 23 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; poems by Ryder; writings about him; notes; and clippings, compiled by Philip Evergood and Charles and Louise Fitzpatrick. Included are a biographical essay by Charles Fitzpatrick, 1917, Ryder's friend and benefactor; an essay by Evergood, "The Master's Faithful Disciple," ca. 1950; a letter from Ryder's neice, Gertrude Ryder Smith, to Louise Fitzpatrick, 1917; a letter from Louise Fitzpatrick to Flora Evergood (Philip's mother), 1927; two letters relating to a Life Magazine article on Ryder; a photograph of the Fitzpatrick house; five letters from Ryder to various people; typescript of Ryder's criticism of James T. White & Co.'s galley proof; "Analysis of Albert Ryder's Handwriting," by Nathaniel Pousette-Dart; six poems in Ryder's hand and a printed copy of "Voice of the Forest"; a letter to Ryder from Frederick Lessore regarding a portrait bust of Ryder, and one from A. Ludwig; notes on Ryder's ancestry; and six newspaper clippings, 1869-1917.

Biographical/Historical Note: Landscape painter and poet; New York City.

Lent for microfilming by Harold Love, 1965. Love purchased the items from Philip Evergood in 1962. Evergood had received them, along with Ryder paintings, from the home of Charles and Louise Fitzpatrick. Evergood's mother and Louise Fitzpatrick were good friends. Fitzpatrick was a friend and benefactor of Ryder, and Mrs. Fitzpatrick had been his pupil. Love donated the originals to the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1983.

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