William Cushing Loring papers, 1899-1961

Loring, William Cushing, b. 1879 d. 1959
Painter, Educator
Active in Newton Centre, Mass.

Collection size: 0.7 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Two business cards; ca. 200 letters (some illustrated) from Loring to his parents while studying in London and Paris and while traveling in Germany and Switzerland, 1899-1905, in which he describes his visits to the studios of John Singer Sargent, Francis Davis Millet, and Lawrence Alma-Tadema, trips to museums and galleries, copying in the Louvre and the London National Gallery, painting excursions, art schools in London and Paris, evening entertainment, accounts of daily expenses, and other aspects of student life; five exhibition catalogs , 1916-ca.1940; 12 photographs of Loring's family, his paintings, and Loring himself in his Paris studio; and printed miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter and teacher; born Newton Center, Mass. Died 1959. Studied in New York, Boston, London and Paris. Taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and other institutions. Wrote many magazine articles on the fine arts in America and abroad.

The donor, William Loring Cushing, Jr., is the son of the artist.

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