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Morton Ralph Goldsmith letters from Ernest Fiene and Boris Grigore̓̓v, 1923-1964

Goldsmith, Morton Ralph, 1882-1971

Collector, Etcher


Collection Information

Size: 32 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: 26 letters from Ernest Fiene, 1956-1964, and six letters from Boris Grigoriev, 1923-1926. Fiene writes in detail about his investments and personal fiances, family and personal matters, and also about his painting and the market for his work. Grigore̓v sends greetings from Europe, mentions the work he is doing, current exhibitions, and asks to borrow money.

Biographical/Historical Note

Morton Goldsmith (1882-1971) was a collector and patron from Scarsdale, N.Y. Ernest Fiene (1894-1965) was a painter, lithographer, etcher, illustrator, and teacher from New York. His association with Goldsmith went beyond that of artist and patron - Goldsmith also advised Fiene on investment matters, particularly the stock market. Boris Dmitrievich Grigore̓v [also spelled Grigoriev, or Grigoriew] (1886-1939) was a painter from the Soviet Union.


The donor, Mrs. Morton R. Goldsmith, is the widow of Morton R. Goldsmith.

Language Note

Letters of Boris Grigoriev are in French.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2813 available 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

Morton Ralph Goldsmith letters from Ernest Fiene and Boris Grigore̓̓v, 1923-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.