Adeline Lobdell Atwater papers

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1932–1956
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes) of material consisting of Adeline Atwater’s manuscript stories and articles, including an undated typescript entitled Autobiography of an Extravert [sic]. This long work describes among many other things artists and their activities in New York City during the Twenties. The autobiography ends with Atwater’s marriage to Harold Pynchon in 1932.

Biographical Historical Note

Adeline Lobdell Atwater was an author, art dealer, and collector. In 1921, she moved to New York City to become director of the New Gallery, which specialized in contemporary art. Always interested in modern art, she continued a successful ten-year career managing several other galleries and acting as curator for individual artists’ exhibits.