Elizabeth Spalding lecture, 1944 Nov. 21

Spalding, Elisabeth, b. 1868? d. 1954
Active in New York, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Denver, Colo.; Calif.

Collection size: 0.1 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: A 42 page lecture titled "A Portrait (of Henry McCarter)," delivered by Spalding at the Fortnightly Club in Denver. Spalding describes her life as a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' summer school, her studies, and memories of McCarter. Included are excerpts from McCarter's letters, notes taken in McCarter's class which describe his ideas about color and reconstruct his years in Paris from conversations. Also included are comments about the Albert Barnes Collection, and about the art establishment.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Philadelphia, Pa., New York, N.Y., and Denver, Colo. Spalding met art instructor and painter Henry McCarter when she studied at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, ca. 1915-1918.

Microfilmed in 1985 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

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