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Brooks, Romaine, 1874-1970  Search this
Strozzi, Uberto  Search this
Castelnou, Jean-Pierre  Search this
McClelland, Donald  Search this
Noailles, Charles  Search this
Brooks, Romaine  Search this
Van Vechten, Carl  Search this
Bizardel, Yvon  Search this
Barney, Natalie Clifford  Search this
Gauthier-Villars, Louis  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme  Search this
Mariano, Nicky  Search this
Acten, Harold  Search this
Dreyfus-Barney, Laura  Search this
Lahovary, Janine  Search this
Mac'Avoy, Edouard  Search this
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Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of painter Romaine Brooks measure 3 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1973. Found are biographical sketches, correspondence, seven journals, writings and notes, printed materials, a scrapbook, and photographs. Most of the materials focus on Brooks' later life while living in Paris and Nice, France and Fiesole, Italy and make little reference to her paintings and portraits.
Romaine Brooks papers, 1910-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2012 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website. Duplicates and photographs of works of art have not been scanned. Only the covers, title pages, and relevant pages have been scanned for some printed materials.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Biography Note:
Romaine Brooks (1874-1970) was a portrait painter who lived in Paris and Nice, France, and Fiesole, Italy.
The Romaine Brooks papers were donated by Meryle Secrest, Brooks's biographer, in 1999. Secrest received the letters and notebooks directly from Brooks's estate and compiled the remainder. Additional papers were transfered from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art via the Smithsonian Institution Archives in 1986.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Romaine Brooks in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2012. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 2,144 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Portrait painting  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Women painters  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Record number:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art