Size: 0.2 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of painter and collector Loretta Hines Howard measure 0.2 linear feet, date from circa 1920 to 1941, and primarily concern Robert Henri's portrait of Howard and the friendship between Howard and the Henri family. The papers include an artwork, correspondence, printed material, and Robert Henri's annotated color theory chart.
Loretta Hines Howard (1904-1982) was a painter and art collector from Dayton, Ohio, and New York City, New York. She studied painting under Robert Henri, who later painted Howard's portrait. Howard collected nativity scenes and donated her extensive collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Loretta Howell donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1972-1973, through trustee Eloise Spaeth.
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.