Richard Ederheimer papers, 1892-1959

Ederheimer, R. (Richard), b. 1878 d. 1959
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 11.25 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Family and business correspondence, including some postcards, primarily concerns the sale of Old Master prints and drawings and Ederheimer's painting. Other materials include two diaries (1903-1908, 1939), three scrapbooks (1908-1934), art works (ca. 1918-1944), manuscripts of poetry and plays, lists, photographs, clippings, and miscellaneous publications.

Figuring in the correspondence are several prominent collectors active in the period 1910 to 1920. Subjects of Ederheimer's 24 oil portraits include himself, the Baron de B., Vitall Benguiat, Mrs. Ederheimer (?), Hamilton Easter Field, Arnold Genthe, Marsden Hartley, Fritz Heinemann, Helen West Heller, Mitchell Kennerly, Arthur Kolnik, Rene Lahn, Robert Laurent, J. Mortimer Lichtnauer, Betty Lockett, J.B. Neumann, Dorothy Norman, Max Rudolf, Jean Seligmann, Mrs. Niles Spencer, Alfred Stieglitz, and Abraham Walkowitz. Other art works consist of charcoal and pencil drawings by Ederheimer and prints by other artists. Among the photographs are 4 of Ederheimer, 1 of a dock scene, San Francisco, and 1 of a young chinese boy, all taken by Arnold Genthe.

Biographical/Historical Note: Connoisseur, art collector, print dealer, painter, and poet (New York, N.Y.)

Donated 1961 by Mrs. Richard Ederheimer, widow of Ederheimer.

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