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Stephen Etnier papers, 1915-1989

Etnier, Stephen, 1903-1984



Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet; 4 Linear feet, Addition

Summary: Correspondence (1915-1970), writings, dealer files, painting sales records (1938-1970), publicity, photographs of the artist (17) and his work (116), clippings and exhibition catalogs and announcements. Rockwell Kent is among the correspondents (1928-1931).
Addition: 11 binders of photographs of works of art and ten photographs of Etnier; press clippings, 1940s- 1980s; 1 logbook of Etnier's accounts and sales; correspondence with Midtown Gallery; exhibition announcements; a pencil sketch by Etnier, undated; lists of clients.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; South Harpswell, Maine.


0.8 ft. donated 1973 by Stephen Etnier. In 1986 his sons, David and John, donated 1. ft. of photocopies, as a bequest from Etnier's estate. In 1999, David Etnier donated 4 feet of additional papers, which includes originals of the photocopies donated in 1986 as well as additional material.

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

Stephen Etnier papers, 1915-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.