Goldsmith, Morton Ralph,
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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