Loretta Hines Howard papers, 1926-1941

Howard, Loretta Hines, b. 1904 d. 1982
Active in New York, N.Y.

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

Collection Summary: Letters, writings, printed material and original art work.

REELS 2006-2007: Letters from Robert Henri discussing painting, color theory, travel plans, and suggestions for Howard's studio, 1926-1928, and 23 letters from his wife, Marjorie, commenting on their work, his final illness, and estate settlement, 1926-1930; 4 letters from Violet Organ, Marjorie Henri's sister, about Marjorie's final illness, 1930; 2 letters from Emma Bellows, 1928; a letter and 2 original Christmas cards from Walt Kuhn, 1935-1941; Henri's typed explanantion of his color theory, with notes; a printed memorial to N. Rabilowitz by Henri and clippings on Henri; and miscellany.

UNMICROFILMED: A framed color chart painted by Robert Henri.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, New York City. Married to Howell Howard. Henri painted Loretta Howard's portrait, 1925.

Acquired through Eloise Spaeth [trustee].

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