Glenna Latimer papers, 1887-1956

Latimer, Glenna M. (Montague), b. 1898 d. 1980
Painter, Arts administrator
Active in Norfolk, Va.

Collection size: 25 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Scrapbook containing: clippings, letters from Varina Jefferson Davis, Daniel Garber, and others; photographs of Latimer, her family, and her works; and source material for her paintings. Also, included are records of the Norfolk Art Corner and Tidewater Artists, with letters to Tidewater Artists president, Bertha Fanning Taylor, and a scrapbook kept by Taylor on "Art Week."

Biographical/Historical Note: Glenna Latimer (1898-1980) was a painter in Norfolk, Va. Latimer was best known for her definitive portraits, but worked in landscapes and mural painting as well. A scholarship for her work enabled her to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia for four years. She was the first president of the Norfolk Art Corner.

The lender, Davies, is Latimer's husband.

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