Alice Frye Leach papers, 1870-1937

Leach, Alice Frye, b. 1857 d. 1943
Painter, Architect
Active in Boston, Mass.; Brookline, Mass.

Collection size: 0.7 linear ft. (26 items on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: An unpublished biographical sketch written by Leach's daughter Catherine Leach; photocopies of exhibition catalogs, 1935 and 1937; a photograph of Leach at her easel, 1938; photographs of her paintings, annotated by her daughter, and of her home in Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts, which she designed; 2 pencil sketches of her daughters; 4 watercolor sketches of a home she designed in Brookline, Mass.; an unfinished portrait on canvas of her brother James Albert Frye; a reproduction of a portrait of G. Helen Crowell; and miscellaneous items.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter and architect, Boston, Mass. Studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and was a member and one of the founders of the Copley Society, in Boston.

The donors, Catherine and Elizabeth Leach, are daughters of Alice Frye Leach.

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