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Edmund W. Greacen papers, 1905-1949

Edmund W. Greacen papers, 1905-1949

Greacen, Edmund W., 1876-1949


Collection Information

Size: 0.7 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels).

Summary: The papers of Edmund Greacen relate to his career, and consist of microfilmed biographical information, professional correspondence, writings, drawings, photographs, and printed material; in addition, there is a small amount of unmicrofilmed material including other printed material, and a large-scale reproduction.

Reels 99 & 105: Biographical data; ca. 265 letters, many written in the thirties, from commercial galleries, museums and art associations, and from professional institutions, including the National Academy of Design, the National Arts Club, the Manhattan School of Art, and the Grand Central School of Art, New York City, directed by Greacen; an essay, "The Origins of Landscape Painting," and an unpublished book, "Logic in Drawing"; printed material from the two mentioned art schools, as well as sketches, catalogs, photographs and clippings.

Unmicrofilmed: printed invitations, programs, advertising, and a reproduction of an oil painting by Greacen which won the Salmagundi Club Samuel T. Shaw Prize, ca. 1922, autographed by probable club members.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, writer, art school director, teacher; New York, N.Y.


The donor, Mrs. Edmund Greacen, Jr., is the daughter-in-law of Edmund Greacen.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 99 and 105 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Microfilmed material may only be viewed on microfilm. Access to unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.

How to Cite This Collection

Edmund W. Greacen papers, 1905-1949. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.