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Ralph Fletcher Seymour collection
1.0 folders of material consisting of Ralph Fletcher Seymour’s correspondence with Harry Kriewitz on the subject of bookplate design. The folder also includes 5 bookplates created by Seymour.
Biographical Historical Note
Ralph Fletcher Seymour was an American artist, author, and publisher of the late nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. Seymour was born in Milan, Illinois, and studied in Cincinnati with Lewis Meakin and Vincent Nowattny, and later in Paris as well. He taught decorative illustration at the Art Institute of Chicago. Fletcher painted, and produced etchings, woodcuts and block prints and he was a noted designer of bookplates. Though long based in Chicago, he was also noted for his work in the American Southwest; he studied, wrote about, and portrayed the Native American cultures of the region.