Edward Wales Root letters from Louis Eilshemius, [ca. 1930]
Root, Edward Wales, 1884-1956
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)
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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.
Edward Wales Root letters from Louis Eilshemius, [ca. 1930]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 3471 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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.
Donated by Mrs. Edward Root, 1964.
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