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Travis, Lillian, 1886-1961  Search this
Travis, Marion  Search this
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Glackens, Ira  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Prendergast, Charles  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 3 series. Series 1: Ira Glackens Letters to Marion Travis, 1961-1984 (Box 1; 2 folders) Series 2: Printed Material, 1923-1945, 1967-1984 (Box 1; 3 folders) Series 3: Photographs, 1917-circa 1930 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1917-1984. The majority of the collection consists of photographs of William Glackens, his family, and friends, Charles and Maurice Prendergast. The papers also include Ira Glackens's letters to Marion Travis and printed material.
Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast, 1917-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
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Biography Note:
Lillian E. Travis (1886-1961) lived in New York. Prior to 1900, she married John C. Travis and had two daughters, Marion (1900-1985) and Viola (1905-1982). She divorced in 1907 and moved to New York. Travis enrolled at the Art Students League, where she became acquainted with Edith Dimock Glackens. Lillian and her daughters formed close ties to the Glackens family and their circle of friends, which included Maurice Prendergast, Charles Prendergast and his wife, Eugenie. Struck by Lillian's rich golden hair, William Glackens had her serve as his model for his painting, The Shoppers . Marion Travis and Viola Travis Crawford were also close friends of William Glackens's son, Ira and his wife, Nancy. Lillian E. Travis died in New York in 1961.
Language Note:
Collection is in English.
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Lillian E. Travis's granddaughter, Sarah Crawford Fox, in 2012.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art