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Jean Halpert-Ryden and Edward Ryden letters, 1981-1997

Halpert-Ryden, Jean, 1919-

Painter, Watercolorist


Collection Information

Size: 42 Items

Summary: Correspondence, 1981-1997 and undated; a clipping, 1991, and a career resume for Jean Halpert-Ryden. A few letters pertain to Edward Ryden.
Among the correspondents are Hildegarde and Ernst Haas, Edith Hamlin, Ernie and Frances Barrish, Myril Adler of Myril Adler Arts Workshop

Biographical/Historical Note

Jean Halpert-Ryden: painter. Edward: painter, sculptor, designer; San Francisco, Calif. Jean Halpert-Rydern was born 1919 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and attended Brooklyn College. She studied art in NYC and in a collective of young artists under the leadership of painter and stage designer Mol Solotaroff. Her first exhibition was at the Norlyst Gallery in 1946. She married artist, designer Edward Ryden (b. 1922) in 1947. After two years in Boulder, Colo., they moved to the San Francisco Bay Area.


Donated 1997 by Jean Halpert-Ryden and Edward Ryden.

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How to Cite This Collection

Jean Halpert-Ryden and Edward Ryden letters, 1981-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.