Ballin, Samuel Ross,
New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 15 items.
Collection Summary: Three letters, one is illustrated, from George Luks to Ballin, and a note from Luks to Ballin on the back of an announcement for an exhibition for the works of the Luks Class at the Anderson Galleries ("Run up and see this"); five illustrated postcards (four Christmas and one general) and two illustrated notes George's son, Will, to Ballin; a pencil sketch by George Luks inscribed to Ballin, undated; and a photograph of George Luks' portrait of Ballin, 1932.
Biographical/Historical Note: Ballin was a lawyer and art collector from New York, N.Y.; George Luks, a painter. They were friends, and Luks painted Ballin's portrait.
Donated 1992 by Charlotte Ballin, wife of Samuel Ballin.