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Creator:
Lovejoy, Rupert Scott, 1885-1975  Search this
Names:
Brush'uns  Search this
Griffin, Edward Souther  Search this
Griffin, Walter, 1861-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.58 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Impressionism (art)
Exhibition catalogs
Photographs
Date:
1904-1979
Summary:
The papers of Portland, Maine, dentist and painter Rupert Scott Lovejoy, measure 0.58 linear feet and date from 1904-1979. The collection includes biographical material, letters and sketches from painter Walter Griffin, research material on Griffin collected by Lovejoy, printed material including exhibition catalogs for Lovejoy's exhibitions, two portrait reliefs of Walter Griffin and Edward Souther Griffin, and photographs and nine glass plate negatives of Walter Griffin and his home in Stroudwater, Maine.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Portland, Maine, dentist and painter Rupert Scott Lovejoy, measure 0.58 linear feet and date from 1904-1979. The collection includes biographical material, letters and sketches from painter Walter Griffin, research material on Griffin collected by Lovejoy, printed material including exhibition catalogs for Lovejoy's exhibitions, two portrait reliefs of Walter Griffin and Edward Souther Griffin, and photographs and nine glass plate negatives of Walter Griffin and his home in Stroudwater, Maine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series. Series 1: Rupert Scott Lovejoy Papers, 1904-1979 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1, MGP 1-2, 4)
Biographical / Historical:
Portland, Maine, dentist and painter Rupert Scott Lovejoy (1885-1975), learned from impressionist painter Walter Griffin and was known for his landscapes in oil and watercolor. As a boy, Lovejoy's interest in art was encouraged by his mother, and he continued to pursue painting in evening classes at the Portland Art School after graduating from Tufts University Dental School in 1909, and setting up a dental practice in Portland. While receiving dental treatment from Lovejoy in 1915, artist Walter Griffin noticed Lovejoy's artwork displayed on the walls of his office. Griffin took an interest in Lovejoy's evident talent and encouraged Lovejoy to accompany him on painting trips in Maine and to his home in Stroudwater. Lovejoy subsequently observed and learned from Griffin while simultaneously developing his own style. Eventually devoting himself to painting full time, Lovejoy had considerable success with his impressionistic watercolors and oils. His work was exhibited regularly in Maine, as well as at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Bowdoin College, and other museums, and can be found in the permanent collections of the Colby College Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, and The Hunter Museum of Art.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 1405) including research notes and writings by Rupert Scott Lovejoy on Walter Griffin, clippings, and exhibition catalogs. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Myrtle E. Lovejoy, Rupert Scott Lovejoy's wife, lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming and donated papers in September 1978 and in 1979.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Rupert Scott Lovejoy papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Figureheads of ships  Search this
Painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Impressionism (art) -- 19th century
Exhibition catalogs
Photographs
Citation:
Rupert Scott Lovejoy papers, 1904-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.loverupe
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-loverupe