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Walter Griffin papers, 1865-1972

Griffin, Walter, 1861-1935



Collection Information

Size: 256 Items, (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, biographical material, printed material, photographs, gallery records, and notes about art.
REEL 1479: Bibliographies on Griffin; correspondence, 1905-1935, with his sister, Eleanor M. Proctor; records of accounts with the Rehn Gallery, 1921-1925; priced lists of paintings and photographs. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and a scrapbook of clippings.
REEL 1401: Biographical documents; correspondence, 1919-1971, about Griffin; lists of paintings; a notebook about art; clippings and magazine articles; photographs depict Griffin and his artwork, his father Edward, Seyki Kouroda and portraits of Griffin by Denis Bunker and Paul Bartlett.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, dentist; Born Portland, Maine. Lived in New York and from 1887-1915 he lived chiefly near Nice, France.


Material on reel 1401 lent for microfilming 1978 by Alvah Johnson; material on reel 1479 lent by the Maine Historical Society.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • REEL 1401: Originals returned to the lender, Alvah Johnston, after microfilming.
  • REEL 1479: Originals in the Maine Historical Society, Portland, Maine.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1401 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

35mm microfilm reel 1479 available at Archives of American Art offices; through interlibrary loan; and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

How to Cite This Collection

Walter Griffin papers, 1865-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.