The papers of Portland, Maine, dentist and painter Rupert Scott Lovejoy, measure 0.58 linear feet and date from 1904-1979. The collection includes biographical material, letters and sketches from painter Walter Griffin, research material on Griffin collected by Lovejoy, printed material including exhibition catalogs for Lovejoy's exhibitions, two portrait reliefs of Walter Griffin and Edward Souther Griffin, and photographs and nine glass plate negatives of Walter Griffin and his home in Stroudwater, Maine.
Rupert Scott Lovejoy papers, 1904-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection and materials lent for microfilming are available on microfilm reels 1621 and 1405 at Archives of American Art offices, and for interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the finding aid does not reflect the order of the material on microfilm.
The Archives of American Art also holds material on microfilm lent for microfilming in 1978 by Myrtle Lovejoy, including research notes and writings by Rupert Scott Lovejoy on Walter Griffin, clippings, and exhibition catalogs. This material is available on microfilm reel 1405 but is not described in the container listing in the finding aid.
Lovejoy was a dentist and painter, Portland, Maine. Did extensive research on painter, Walter Griffin. Griffin, born in Portland, Maine, attended the Art School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Design Academy under Montague Flagg, New York City. Worked in the style of American Impressionism.
The collection was donated by Myrtle E. Lovejoy, Rupert Scott Lovejoy's wife, in September 1978, and June 1979. Myrtle
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