Skip to main content

Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968

Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968

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

Art teacher

Collection Information

Size: 2.7 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.


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

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Selected Digitized Items