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Glenna Latimer papers, 1887-1956

Latimer, Glenna M. (Montague), 1898-1980

Painter, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 25 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Scrapbook containing: clippings, letters from Varina Jefferson Davis, Daniel Garber, and others; photographs of Latimer, her family, and her works; and source material for her paintings. Also, included are records of the Norfolk Art Corner and Tidewater Artists, with letters to Tidewater Artists president, Bertha Fanning Taylor, and a scrapbook kept by Taylor on "Art Week."

Biographical/Historical Note

Glenna Latimer (1898-1980) was a painter in Norfolk, Va. Latimer was best known for her definitive portraits, but worked in landscapes and mural painting as well. A scholarship for her work enabled her to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia for four years. She was the first president of the Norfolk Art Corner.


The lender, Davies, is Latimer's husband.

Location of Originals

  • Originals located at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm roll 2435 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Glenna Latimer papers, 1887-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.