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Rupert Scott Lovejoy papers, 1879-1975

Rupert Scott Lovejoy papers, 1879-1975

Lovejoy, Rupert Scott, 1885-1975

Painter, Photographer, Dentist

Collection Information

Size: 121 items (Unfilmed and on 2 microfilm reels).

Summary: Correspondence; printed materials; exhibition materials; writings by Rupert Lovejoy; photographs; and clippings.

Reel 1405: research notes on the life and art of Walter Griffin, including notes about his use of color in several of his paintings; 3 essays written by Lovejoy on Griffin; notes and typescript on Lovejoy's conversation with Griffin, 1932; clippings; and 4 exhibition catalogs.

Reel 1621: correspondence from Griffin, some illustrated; glass negtatives and photographs of Griffin, his home and his studio; a typescript of notes from Lovejoy's journal on Griffin's painting techniques; a sketch by Griffin; biographical information on Griffin's father, Edward Souther Griffin, who was a wood sculptor of ship figure heads, and material on the Brush'uns, and art society he belonged to; and printed materials.

Unmicrofilmed: 30 exhibition catalogs and announcements; 25 clippings, a grade school photograph of Griffin; a subject file of printed material on Griffin.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lovejoy was a dentist and painter, Portland, Maine. Did extensive research on painter, Walter Griffin. Griffin, born in Portland, Maine, attended the Art School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Design Academy under Montague Flagg, New York City. Worked in the style of American Impressionism.


The donor, Myrtle E. Lovejoy, was the wife of Rupert Scott Lovejoy.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 1405: originals returned to Myrtle E. Lovejoy after microfilming.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 1405 and 1621 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Microfilmed portion: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Unmicrofilmed portion: use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. storage facility.

How to Cite This Collection

Rupert Scott Lovejoy papers, 1879-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.