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A Finding Aid to the Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968 | Digitized Collection

Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968

Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935

Art teacher

This site provides access to the papers of E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), Webster in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2017, and total 1,887 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 2.4 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter and educator Edwin Ambrose Webster measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1821 to 1968. Found within the papers are biographical material; business and personal correspondence; writings; teaching and research files, including information on Webster's participation in the 1913 Armory show; printed material; artwork; and photographic materials of Webster, his family and friends, and his work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and educator Edwin Ambrose Webster (1869-1935) lived and worked in Provincetown, Massachusetts and was known for his vibrant landscapes and for opening the first modernist art school in Provincetown. Webster was the Director, Webster Art School, Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Provenance

The papers were donated in 1974 by the wife of Mrs. Webster's nephew, Mrs. Karl F. Rodgers. Additional materials were donated by Mrs. Rodgers in 1975.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.