26 letters from Ernest Fiene, 1956-1964, and six letters from Boris Grigoriev, 1923-1926. Fiene writes in detail about his investments and personal fiances, family and personal matters, and also about his painting and the market for his work. Grigore̓v sends greetings from Europe, mentions the work he is doing, current exhibitions, and asks to borrow money.
Biographical / Historical:
Morton Goldsmith (1882-1971) was a collector and patron from Scarsdale, N.Y. Ernest Fiene (1894-1965) was a painter, lithographer, etcher, illustrator, and teacher from New York. His association with Goldsmith went beyond that of artist and patron - Goldsmith also advised Fiene on investment matters, particularly the stock market. Boris Dmitrievich Grigore̓v [also spelled Grigoriev, or Grigoriew] (1886-1939) was a painter from the Soviet Union.
The donor, Mrs. Morton R. Goldsmith, is the widow of Morton R. Goldsmith.
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