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Robert Emmett Owen papers, 1921-1955

Owen, Robert Emmett, 1878-1957



Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical information; letters; address lists; photographs of Owen, his wife, and his work; reference photographs; photograph album of old houses and covered bridges in Connecticut and New Hampshire; reproductions of work; greeting cards; 5 issues of ART NOTES (1925-1929); and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, New York, N.Y. Died 1957.


Donated in 1991 by N. Robert Cestone, an art dealer and painting restorer, who obtained the papers, along with paintings by Owen which he planned to sell, from Bela Bordas, former owner of the Bordas Art Shop in New Rochelle, N.Y. Bordas, who is deceased, and Owen were friends and the papers were given to him by Owen.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Robert Emmett Owen papers, 1921-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.