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Edward Wales Root letters from Louis Eilshemius, [ca. 1930]

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Creator:
Root, Edward Wales, 1884-1956
Subject:
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2 items (on 1 partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Two letters to Root from Louis Michel Eilshemius. Eilshemius discusses a small oil painting purchased by Root that he admirers, his interest in art, the "struggle against irrecognition", his animosity toward the National Academy of Design, views on intellect, and his work other than painting.
Citation:
Edward Wales Root letters from Louis Eilshemius, [ca. 1930]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 3471 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Art collector and art instructor; Clinton, N.Y. Collector of predominately American avant-garde art. Taught art at Hamilton College. He was the son of Elihu Root.
Provenance:
Donated by Mrs. Edward Root, 1964.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5681
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208516
AAA_collcode_rootedwa
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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