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A Finding Aid to the Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1980, bulk 1870-1930 | Digitized Collection

Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1980, bulk 1870-1930

De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932

Industrial designer, Landscape painter, Architect, Author, Collector

This site provides access to the papers of Lockwood De Forest in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2017, and total 5,527 images.

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

Collection Information

Size: 3.4 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York and California based interior designer, architect, collector and painter Lockwood de Forest measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1858 to 1980, bulk dates 1870 to 1930. The collection includes correspondence, writings, diaries, journals, exhibition files, personal business records, printed material, sketchbooks, drawings, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932) was an architect, interior designer, collector, landscape painter, and writer based in New York City and Santa Barbara, California.

Provenance

The Lockwood de Forest papers were donated in 1982 by Mrs. Lockwood de Forest III, daughter-in-law of Lockwood de Forest.

Funding

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