Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay papers, circa 1873-circa 2015, bulk 1890-1930

Clay, Elizabeth Campbell Fisher, b. 1871 d. 1959
Etcher, Lithographer
Active in Westwood, Mass.; West Dedham, Massachusetts

Collection size: 1.9 linear feet

Collection Summary: Letters, writings, photographs, and printed material documenting Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay's career as an artist and her relationship with Robert Henri.

Letters are from Robert Henri and others. Writings include diaries by Clay, documenting her artwork and daily life, Henri's classes and her opinions of his art. Also included is a photograph album created by Clay as a student at Smith College, a photograph album of her studio in Paris, family photographs, a professional portrait of Clay, and a class photograph with Henri and William Merritt Chase, 1902. Printed material includes newspaper clippings about Clay's art and Henri's teaching.

Biographical/Historical Note: Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay (1871-1959) was a lithographer and etcher in West Dedham and Westwood, Mass. Clay studied under Robert Henri and William Merritt Chase from 1898-1909 in New York and Paris.

Donated 2015 by Harriet Fisher Bemus, Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clays daughter.

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