Walter Griffin papers, 1865-1972

Griffin, Walter, b. 1861 d. 1935
Active in N.Y.

Collection size: 256 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, biographical material, printed material, photographs, gallery records, and notes about art.

REEL 1479: Bibliographies on Griffin; correspondence, 1905-1935, with his sister, Eleanor M. Proctor; records of accounts with the Rehn Gallery, 1921-1925; priced lists of paintings and photographs. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and a scrapbook of clippings.

REEL 1401: Biographical documents; correspondence, 1919-1971, about Griffin; lists of paintings; a notebook about art; clippings and magazine articles; photographs depict Griffin and his artwork, his father Edward, Seyki Kouroda and portraits of Griffin by Denis Bunker and Paul Bartlett.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, dentist; Born Portland, Maine. Lived in New York and from 1887-1915 he lived chiefly near Nice, France.

Material on reel 1401 lent for microfilming 1978 by Alvah Johnson; material on reel 1479 lent by the Maine Historical Society.

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    microfilm reel 1479 available at Archives of American Art offices; through interlibrary loan; and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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