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Richard Lahey papers, 1919-1970

Lahey, Richard, 1893-1979

Art teacher, Painter, Etcher, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 120 Items, (microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: A letter; postcard; illustrated notes; photographs; exhibition announcements; drawings; watercolors; lithographs; catalogs; and clippings.
REEL 284: Original works, including drawings, watercolors, lithographs and charcoal and wash drawing; photographs of Lahey and his work; catalogs; and clippings.
REEL 378: One letter and one postcard from Robert Henri, 1927, commending a Lahey etching and describing his own studio; illustrated notes from Lahey and his wife, artist Carlotta Gonzales, to her mother; Lahey's recollections of Kenneth Hayes Miller and Edward Hopper; photographs of Lahey with Robert Laurent, cartoonists Cliff Sterret and Rudolf Dirks, with Art Students League members, and of Miller in class and at work; exhibition announcements; a design for ship camouflage, with a clipping on World War I camouflage; and six drawings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, printmaker, lecturer; Washington, D.C.; b. 1893; d. 1979


Lent for microfilming 1972 by Richard Lahey.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Richard Lahey after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 284 & 378 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Richard Lahey papers, 1919-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.