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William Cushing Loring papers, 1899-1961

Loring, William Cushing, 1879-

This site provides access to the papers of William Cushing Loring in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 1,005 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

Collection Information

Size: 0.7 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of American portrait painter William Cushing Loring (1897-1959) measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1899-1961. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, including letters which document Loring's artistic education in Paris and London 1900-1904. Also found within the collection are letters from other Loring family members, printed materials which document Loring's artistic career, and photographs of the artist and his work.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Cushing Loring (1897-1959) was an American painter and teacher born in Newton Center, MA. He studied at Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Chase's Art School in New York, Academie Colarossi and Academie Delecluse in Paris, and for two years in Holland and London. Loring was best known for his portraiture. He was appointed head of the painting and drawing department at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1905, and taught at La Salle Junior College in Auburn, Massachusetts from 1921 to 1939.

Provenance

The collection was donated by William Loring Cushing, Jr., son of the artist, in 1985.

Language Note

Collection is in English.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art