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Romaine Brooks papers, 1910-1973

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Creator:
Brooks, Romaine, 1874-1970
Subject:
Castelnou, Jean-Pierre
Strozzi, Uberto
McClelland, Donald
Noailles, Charles
Brooks, Romaine
Van Vechten, Carl
Barney, Natalie Clifford
Gauthier-Villars, Louis
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme
Bizardel, Yvon
Mariano, Nicky
Acten, Harold
Lahovary, Janine
Mac'Avoy, Edouard
Dreyfus-Barney, Laura
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.3 linear feet
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:
The papers of painter Romaine Brooks measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1973. Found are biographical sketches, correspondence, seven journals, writings and notes, printed materials, a scrapbook, and photographs. Most of the materials focus on Brooks' later life while living in Paris and Nice, France and Fiesole, Italy and make little reference to her paintings and portraits.
Citation:
Romaine Brooks papers, 1910-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2012 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website. Duplicates and photographs of works of art have not been scanned. Only the covers, title pages, and relevant pages have been scanned for some printed materials.
Funding:
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Biography Note:
Romaine Brooks (1874-1970) was a portrait painter who lived in Paris and Nice, France, and Fiesole, Italy.
Provenance:
The Romaine Brooks papers were donated by Meryle Secrest, Brooks's biographer, in 1999. Secrest received the letters and notebooks directly from Brooks's estate and compiled the remainder. Additional papers were transfered from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art via the Smithsonian Institution Archives in 1986.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Romaine Brooks in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2012. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 2,144 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Portrait painting
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
World War, 1939-1945
Portrait painters
Poems
Women painters
Diaries
Artists' studios
Notes
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6290
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)220274
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Theme:
Women
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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