Lloyd Raymond Ney papers, 1902-1987

Ney, Lloyd Raymond, b. 1893 d. 1964 or 5
Active in New York, N.Y.; England; France; New Hope, Pa.; Augusta, Ga.

Collection size: 1.1 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Biographical material; correspondence; a diary; writings; art work; subject files; photographs; printed material; and two scrapbooks.

Biographical accounts; a passport; a list of paintings in collections; a grant application; personal correspondence, including letters from Abraham Rattner from Paris describing the Parisian art scene; professional correspondence regarding the controversy ove Ney's mural for the New London, Ohio post office and letters from Hilla Rebay of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, N.Y.C.; a diary, 1918, chronicling Ney's army experience in France; a subject file containing preliminary drawings, clippings, and photographs of the New London mural;

a sketchbook of mural studies; photographs of Ney's art works, portraits of Ney, and exhibition installations; clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; unpublished manuscripts; two typescripts by Hilla Rebay and James W. Riley; two scrapbooks containing photographs, printed material, and letters relating to Ney's studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; a drawing, "The Declaration of France," by Joseph Mielziner; miscellaneous printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note: Non-objective painter; New Hope, Pa. and New York, N.Y. Known also as Bill Ney. Born in Friedenburg, Pa. and studied at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Won a Cresson travelling scholarship in 1918 and travelled to France with Abraham Rattner. Commissioned to paint the post office in New London, Ohio by the Section fo Fine Arts of the Department of Treasury which became a controversial issue. Was one of Hilla Rebay's favored non-objective painters.

Microfilmed in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Donated by Gretchen Ney Laugier, Ney's daughter.

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