Hobart Nichols papers, [ca. 1895]-1958

Nichols, Hobart, b. 1869 d. 1962
Arts administrator, Illustrator, Landscape painter
Active in N.Y.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, printed material and photographs. REEL D359: Correspondence, 1946-1958, with galleries, art associations and clubs including the Century Association, the National Academy of Design; also, one letter from Archer M. Huntington and 2 from Elihu Root; photographs of Nichols and his work; clippings; and exhibition announcements and catalogs. REEL 64: Photographs, including 42 photographs of paintings by Nichols, 1 photograph of him, and 1 of the 1948 exhibition "Painting in the United States" held at the Carnegie Institute.

Biographical/Historical Note: Landscape painter and illustrator; Bronxville, New York. Born in Washington, D.C. Studied at the Academie Julian. President of the National Academy of Design, 1939-1949, President Emeritus, from 1949; Vice-President and Director, Tiffany Foundation, New York; Assistant to Director of Fine Arts, United States Commission, Paris Exposition 1900.

Material donated by Leonora Nichols, Hobart Nichols' daughter, 1968.

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