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James M. Ray files on artists, 1962-1993

Creator:
Ray, James M., 1924-
Subject:
Layton, Elizabeth
Lindquist, Evan
McCombs, Bruce
Reinhardt, Siegfried Gerhard
Wilde, John
Wildner, Werner
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.6 linear ft.
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.
Summary:
Files on artists John Wilde, Elizabeth Layton, Evan Lindquist, Bruce McCombs, Siegfried Reinhardt, and Werner Wilder, containing letters, photographs, and printed material.
The Wilde file, 1966-1992, contains 40 letters from Wilde concerning his exhibitions and sales of work to Ray and others, an exhibition catalog, and, and photographs of art work. The Layton file, 1983-1993, consists of 7 letters from Layton, clippings, and photographs of art work. Included in the Reinhardt file, 1968-1984, are clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs,brochures, reproductions of art work, photographs of art work, and 3 photographs of Reinhardt, 2 of them with Ray. The Wildner file, 1962-1975, contains clippings, 3 exhibition catalogs, and photographs of art work. The Lindquist file includes letters from Lindquist to Ray, 1969-1994; a comprehensive list of prints, May 21, 1994; a typescript by Lindquist, "Prints: Beginnings and and Ends," 1987; a sample copy of Lindquist's "Certificate of Authenticity"; 2 exhibition catalogs, 1970 and 1975; photographs of 106 prints by Lindquist in the Ray Collection; and 3 photographs of Lindquist. The McCombs file consists of one exhibition catalog, 1986.
Citation:
James M. Ray files on artists, 1962-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art collector; St. Joseph, Mo. Born 1924. Ray, the former director of the Albrecht Art Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri, is a major collector of John Wilde's art work.
Provenance:
Donated by James M. Ray, 1993-1994.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Draftsmen (artists)
Painters
Painters
Painters
Painters
Photographs
Printmakers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6421
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215505
AAA_collcode_rayjamem
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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