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Edmund Quincy papers, 1891-1955, bulk 1935-1955

Quincy, Edmund, 1903-1997


Collection Information

Size: 0.7 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter, Edmund Quincy, measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1891-1955, with the bulk of materials dating from 1935 to 1955. Quincy was born in Biarritz, France and educated in the United States, spending time in New England and Europe throughout his life. Quincy was the descendant of three Boston mayors and was related to John Quincy Adams, the 6th president of the United States. Quincy's painting career is documented by photographs of his artwork, printed material concerning exhibitions, and some writings and letters. There also are vintage family photos and scapbooks concerning his career and his father's politial life in Boston.
Biographical materials include travel documents, student IDs and scattered personal items relating to Quincy and his father. Letters concern exhibitions and the sale of artwork. Quincy's writings are about the process of painting and research on Mexican painters Jose Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera. Printed material includes items related to exhibitions, newspaper clippings, and publicity materials. The scrapbooks of clippings relating to Mayor Josiah Quincy provides insight into Boston politics during the period 1891-1913. Photographs are of Quincy, family and friends. Artwork consists of sketches and student work. The 2014 addition to the papers includes a diploma and assorted drawings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edmund Quincy (1903-1997) was a painter working in France, Italy, and Boston, Mass.


The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2011 and 2014 by Hirschl & Adler.