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Edward Willis Redfield papers, 1836-1973

Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965

Painter, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, sketches, notes and printed material.
REELS 1182-1184: Correspondence, generally congratulatory, asking for examples of exhibitions, and inquiring about the history of Redfield's paintings. Frequent correspondents include C. Powell Minniegrode, Robert Lortac, W.C. Teagle, and Homer Saint-Gaudens. Also included are catalogs, photographs, sketches, priced plaque cards, certificates, dated lists of Redfield's paintings and their prices; address books with exhibition diagrams and lists of paintings and thier owners, and an extensive clipping file.
REEL 5284: ca. 75 letters to Redfield, 1917-1946, mainly regarding exhibitions; and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Landscape painter; Center Bridge, Penn.


Microfilmed material donated 1976 by Edward Redfield Richardson, Redfield's grandson. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1987 by Thomas Folk, an historian who wrote a dissertation on Redfield; it is unclear how Folk acquired the letters.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1182-1184 and 5284 (fr. 1030-1144) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Edward Willis Redfield papers, 1836-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.