Correspondence, biographical material, printed material, photographs, gallery records, and notes about art.
REEL 1479: Bibliographies on Griffin; correspondence, 1905-1935, with his sister, Eleanor M. Proctor; records of accounts with the Rehn Gallery, 1921-1925; priced lists of paintings and photographs. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and a scrapbook of clippings.
REEL 1401: Biographical documents; correspondence, 1919-1971, about Griffin; lists of paintings; a notebook about art; clippings and magazine articles; photographs depict Griffin and his artwork, his father Edward, Seyki Kouroda and portraits of Griffin by Denis Bunker and Paul Bartlett.
Walter Griffin papers, 1865-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 1401 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
microfilm reel 1479 available at Archives of American Art offices; through interlibrary loan; and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Location of Originals:
REEL 1401: Originals returned to the lender, Alvah Johnston, after microfilming.
REEL 1479: Originals in the Maine Historical Society, Portland, Maine.
Painter, dentist; Born Portland, Maine. Lived in New York and from 1887-1915 he lived chiefly near Nice, France.
Material on reel 1401 lent for microfilming 1978 by Alvah Johnson; material on reel 1479 lent by the Maine Historical Society.
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001