Hedley Rhys papers relating to Maurice Prendergast, 1938-1988

Rhys, Hedley Howell, b. 1910 d. 1990
Educator, Art historian, Architectural historian
Active in Swarthmore, Pa.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Rhys' resume; letters, 1975-1988, regarding attribution or sale of Maurice Prendergast art works; Rhys' unpublished manuscript on Prendergast, "The Legend," ca. 1960, and his dissertation "Maurice Prendergast: Sources and Development of His Style" (Harvard, 1953); and printed material on Maurice and Charles Prendergast, 1938-1989, including exhibition catalogs and announcments, clippings, a brochure, an invitation to a sale, and reproductions. Also included is a booklet, JAMES WILSON MORRICE (Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1947) by Donald W. Buchanan.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian; Swarthmore, Pa. Prendergast was a painter, watercolorist and graphic artist, New York, N.Y. and Boston, Mass., and the subject of Rhys' dissertation (1953) and book (1960).

Donated 1991 by Jean O. Rhys, widow of Hedley Rhys.

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