Twelve artist files (1835-1954) containing materials by William Boggs, Henry Farrer, Regis Gignoux, Augustus Kollner, Robert Carey Long, George Luks, Walter Shirlaw, Marianna Sloan, Lilly Martin Spencer, Edwin Whitefield, Daniel Huntington, and Oscar Bluemner. Most files contain drawings or watercolors. The Boggs file also contains notes about pigments; the Sloan file also contains a letter (1952) thanking Mr. Stone for flowers and 2 copies of Sloan's obituary; the Spencer file also contains a diploma awarded by the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association to Spencer for a painting, "Power of Fashion," contributed to the exhibition of 1853, and a lithograph, "The Young Students," by A. Siroudy, 1858, after a painting by Spencer; and the Bluemner file contains primarily handwritten notes with only a few small sketches. Two photographs show Robert Henri's father, Robert Cozad, and his family, and Lyndhurst, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York.
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld, 1975, 1981 and 1984.
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A 2-page typed letter from Robert Henri in Ireland to Horn, 1927, advising him to study with George Luks or John Sloan, commenting on children as painting subjects, reminding him that the "best...designs are extremely simple," and recommending that he read Henri's book, The Art Spirit.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles C. Horn was an art instructor at the School of Art and Design of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, for 33 years, retiring in 1954.
Stanley Witmeyer received the letter after serving as executor of Horn's estate.
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