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Hobart Nichols papers, [ca. 1895]-1958

Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962

Arts administrator, Illustrator, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, printed material and photographs.
REEL D359: Correspondence, 1946-1958, with galleries, art associations and clubs including the Century Association, the National Academy of Design; also, one letter from Archer M. Huntington and 2 from Elihu Root; photographs of Nichols and his work; clippings; and exhibition announcements and catalogs.
REEL 64: Photographs, including 42 photographs of paintings by Nichols, 1 photograph of him, and 1 of the 1948 exhibition "Painting in the United States" held at the Carnegie Institute.

Biographical/Historical Note

Landscape painter and illustrator; Bronxville, New York. Born in Washington, D.C. Studied at the Academie Julian. President of the National Academy of Design, 1939-1949, President Emeritus, from 1949; Vice-President and Director, Tiffany Foundation, New York; Assistant to Director of Fine Arts, United States Commission, Paris Exposition 1900.


Material donated by Leonora Nichols, Hobart Nichols' daughter, 1968.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 64 and D359 available for use 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

Hobart Nichols papers, [ca. 1895]-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.