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Robert Lee MacCameron papers, 1894-1913

MacCameron, Robert Lee, 1866-1912



Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence and letters; writings and notes; and miscellany. Correspondence with clients John W. Harrop, Robert L. Gerry, Cornelia H. Gerry, Robert Goelet, the Duchess of Rutland, Nina Eustis and others concerning portrait commissions; letters from museum directors and curators John W. Beatty (Carnegie Institute), R. A. Holland (City Art Museum, St. Louis), and E. Rimbault Dibdin (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool) and others; three letters from artist Charles Dana Gibson; letters from MacCameron to his wife Louise, and drafts of letters to the Duchess of Rutland, John Astor, Mrs. Benjamin Guinness, and Henry Clews, Jr. incorporating his account of his visit to Rodin's museum at Meudon, June 1909; a carbon copy of MacCameron's letter of introduction, 1910 (in French); two journals, December 23 1896-November 29, 1912 and April 16, 1901-June 4, 1905 (two bound volumes) concerning portraits painted and his European travels; writings by MacCameron including handwritten notes on religion, photography, and typescripts, "Art and Criticism," "The Art of Raphael Collin" (his teacher), "A Criticism on the Art of Mr. Henry Clews, Jr." "Rodin" (notes gathered while painting the portrait of Auguste Rodin), and others; writings by and about Rodin; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; New York, N.Y.; b. 1866; d. 1912. MacCameron studied in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.


Donated 2004 by Robert MacCameron, the grandson of Robert Lee MacCameron.

Language Note

English .

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Robert Lee MacCameron papers, 1894-1913. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.