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Robert Reid papers, circa 1880-circa 1930

Reid, Robert, 1862-1929

Muralist, Art teacher, Painter

Representative image for Robert Reid papers, circa 1880-circa 1930

This site provides access to the papers of Robert Reid in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 880 images.

Collection Information

Size: 0.9 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York painter Robert Reid measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 1880-circa 1930. The collection provides scattered documentation of Reid's career and family history through a certificate, letters, an essay of family recollections, scrapbooks containing letters, writings, printed material and family photographs, printed material about Reid, and photographs of Reid, his studio, travels, and works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Reid (1862-1929) was a painter, muralist, craftsman, and teacher who worked primarily in New York City and Colorado.


The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Joseph Bowdring in 1973. Bowdring purchased the papers along with Reid's paintings.