Henry D. Hill research material regarding Ernest Lawson, 1916-1964

Hill, Henry D., b. 1899
Art historian
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel).

Collection Summary: Correspondence, photographs, business records, exhibition catalogs, writings and notes. Reel 3646: Correspondence, undated and 1938-1939, regarding Lawson, from Edith Glackens, Dolly Sloan, Max Kuehne, and Samuel Shaw; 3 photographs of Lawson and ca. 60 photographs of his art work; and writings and notes, including a poem about Lawson by Harriet Gray Blackwell and Hill's biographical notes on Lawson. Also miscellaneous financial and business records, 1938-1940 and undated, including shipping forms, price lists for works of art, vouchers, bills of lading, and letters concerning Lawson's mural for the Short Hills, New Jersey Post Office; and exhibition catalogs and checklists, 1919-1962. Unmicrofilmed: membership card for Ernest Lawson in the Civic Music Association of Miami, 1938-1939; a photocopy of a letter regarding F. C. Frieseke's award for the painting "Summer" at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition; 3 letters to Sidney Hill from Lawson's friend, Katherine Powell regarding Lawson, 1961-1962; 2 clippings, undated and 1964; 2 exhibition catalogs for Lawson's work at the Babcock Gallery, 1943, and at the Milch Gallery, 1950; a photograph of Margaret Lawson, ca. 1926; 23 photographs of Lawson's paintings; a color transparency and 6 negatives of works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian; owner of Berry-Hill Galleries, New York City. Wrote ERNEST LAWSON, AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST 1873-1939 (1968) with Sidney Hill.

Material on reel 3646 donated 1982 and unmicrofilmed material donated 1985 by Henry D. Hill.

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