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Edward Kemeys letters to Edith Hibbard, 1896-1901

Kemeys, Edward, 1843-1907
Hibbard, Edith
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12 items (on a partial microfilm reel)
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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.
Twelve letters (1896-1901) written by Kemeys family members to Edith Hibbard describe family events, art-related activities, and travels. Eleven letters were written by Edward Kemeys; three contain poems. One letter is a handwritten certificate declaring Hibbard a member in Kemeys' school of sculpture. One letter by Emily Kemeys discusses her uncle Edward's deteriorating health.
Edward Kemeys letters to Edith Hibbard, 1896-1901. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 4314 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Sculptor. Born in Savannah, Georgia. Kemeys studied in New York, beginning in 1871. During the 1870s Kemeys traveled through the West, specializing in the depiction of wild animals of the American continent. He went abroad between 1877 and 1879, where his "Bison and Wolves" was exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1878. Kemeys died in Washington, D.C. His wife, Laura Kemeys, also a sculptor, was born in Cumberland County, New Jersey. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with Kemeys and Lorado Taft.
The donor, Frances Macmillan, is the niece of Edith Hibbard.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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