Bernard M. Keyes papers, 1914-1960

Keyes, Bernard M., b. 1898 d. 1973
Painter
Active in Mass.

Collection size: ca. 127 items (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, photographs, and printed materials.

REEL 865: Letters, 1929-1957, from people who either commissioned or sat for portraits by Keyes, and clippings relating to the portraits discussed in the correspondence; 8 certificates and awards; clippings and pamphlets on individual portraits; and 26 photographs of his portraits and 3 of Keyes.

REEL 5041: A photocopy of a letter from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, certifying Keyes's enrollment from 1915-1922; a clipping of a portrait by Keyes, "Great-grandfather"; 3 photographs of his portraits, including Miss Helen Williams Vose, a self-portrait, and "Uncle Ben"; a photograph of a bust by Keyes.

Biographical/Historical Note: Portrait painter; Waltham, Massachusetts.

Material on reel 865 lent for microfilming 1974 by Agnes C. Keyes, Keyes's widow; items on reel 5041 donated 1983 by Keyes' sister, Margaret Keyes Smyth, along with 6 items which had been previously microfilmed as a loan on reel 865.

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