Richard Lahey papers, 1919-1970

Lahey, Richard, b. 1893 d. 1979
Painter, Art teacher, Printmaker, Etcher
Active in Washington, D.C.

Collection size: 120 items (microfilmed on 2 reels)

Collection Summary: A letter; postcard; illustrated notes; photographs; exhibition announcements; drawings; watercolors; lithographs; catalogs; and clippings.

REEL 284: Original works, including drawings, watercolors, lithographs and charcoal and wash drawing; photographs of Lahey and his work; catalogs; and clippings.

REEL 378: One letter and one postcard from Robert Henri, 1927, commending a Lahey etching and describing his own studio; illustrated notes from Lahey and his wife, artist Carlotta Gonzales, to her mother; Lahey's recollections of Kenneth Hayes Miller and Edward Hopper; photographs of Lahey with Robert Laurent, cartoonists Cliff Sterret and Rudolf Dirks, with Art Students League members, and of Miller in class and at work; exhibition announcements; a design for ship camouflage, with a clipping on World War I camouflage; and six drawings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, printmaker, lecturer; Washington, D.C.; b. 1893; d. 1979

Lent for microfilming 1972 by Richard Lahey.

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