MacCameron, Robert Lee,
New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 0.4 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Correspondence and letters; writings and notes; and miscellany. Correspondence with clients John W. Harrop, Robert L. Gerry, Cornelia H. Gerry, Robert Goelet, the Duchess of Rutland, Nina Eustis and others concerning portrait commissions; letters from museum directors and curators John W. Beatty (Carnegie Institute), R. A. Holland (City Art Museum, St. Louis), and E. Rimbault Dibdin (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool) and others; three letters from artist Charles Dana Gibson; letters from MacCameron to his wife Louise, and drafts of letters to the Duchess of Rutland, John Astor, Mrs. Benjamin Guinness, and Henry Clews, Jr. incorporating his account of his visit to Rodins museum at Meudon, June 1909; a carbon copy of MacCamerons letter of introduction, 1910 (in French); two journals, December 23 1896-November 29, 1912 and April 16, 1901-June 4, 1905 (two bound volumes) concerning portraits painted and his European travels; writings by MacCameron including handwritten notes on religion, photography, and typescripts, "Art and Criticism," "The Art of Raphael Collin" (his teacher), "A Criticism on the Art of Mr. Henry Clews, Jr." "Rodin" (notes gathered while painting the portrait of Auguste Rodin), and others; writings by and about Rodin; and miscellany.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New York, N.Y.; b. 1866; d. 1912. MacCameron studied in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
Donated 2004 by Robert MacCameron, the grandson of Robert Lee MacCameron.