Morton Ralph Goldsmith letters from Ernest Fiene and Boris Grigor??ev, 1923-1964

Goldsmith, Morton Ralph, b. 1882 d. 1971
Collector, Etcher
Active in Scarsdale, N.Y.

Fiene, Ernest, b. 1894 d. 1965 or 1966
Painter, Etcher, Lithographer
Active in New York,N.Y.; Southbury,Conn.

Collection size: 32 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: 26 letters from Ernest Fiene, 1956-1964, and six letters from Boris Grigoriev, 1923-1926. Fiene writes in detail about his investments and personal fiances, family and personal matters, and also about his painting and the market for his work. Grigor?ev sends greetings from Europe, mentions the work he is doing, current exhibitions, and asks to borrow money.

Biographical/Historical Note: Morton Goldsmith (1882-1971) was a collector and patron from Scarsdale, N.Y. Ernest Fiene (1894-1965) was a painter, lithographer, etcher, illustrator, and teacher from New York. His association with Goldsmith went beyond that of artist and patron - Goldsmith also advised Fiene on investment matters, particularly the stock market. Boris Dmitrievich Grigor?ev [also spelled Grigoriev, or Grigoriew] (1886-1939) was a painter from the Soviet Union.

The donor, Mrs. Morton R. Goldsmith, is the widow of Morton R. Goldsmith.

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