The papers of painter Edmund Quincy measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1891-1955, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1935-1955. In addition to biographical materials, letters, price lists, printed items, and a scrapbook documenting his painting career, Quincy's papers also include family photographs and a scrapbook concerning the political career of his father, Josiah Quincy, Mayor of Boston. Material concerning Quincy's father in some cases predates Quincy's birth. Also included are a diploma and drawings by Quincy.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Edmund Quincy measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1891-1955, with the bulk of materials dated 1935 to 1955. In addition to biographical materials, letters, price lists, printed items, and a scrapbook documenting his painting career, Quincy's papers also include family photographs and a scrapbook concerning the political career of his father, Josiah Quincy, Mayor of Boston. Also included are a diploma and drawings.
Biographical materials include travel documents, student IDs and scattered personal items relating to Quincy and his father. Letters concern exhibitions and the sale of artwork. Quincy's writings are about the process of painting and research on Mexican painters Jose Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera. Printed material includes items related to exhibitions, newspaper clippings, and publicity materials. The scrapbooks of clippings relating to Mayor Josiah Quincy provides insight into Boston politics during the period 1891-1913. Photographs are of Quincy, family and friends. Artwork consists of sketches and student work. The 2014 addition to the papers includes a diploma and assorted drawings.
The collection is arranged in 8 series. Materials are generally arranged by record type and chronologically thereafter.
Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1911-1936 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Series 2: Letters, circa 1942-1946 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Series 3: Writings, circa 1935 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Series 4: Personal Business Records, circa 1935-1943 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Series 5: Printed Material, 1930-1955 (Box 1; 0.1 liner feet)
Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1891-1947 (Boxes 1-2; 0.2 linear feet)
Series 7: Photographs, circa 1892-circa 1940s (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)
Series 8: Addition to the Edmund Quincy papers, circa 1930s-circa 1950s (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Edmund Quincy (1903-1997) was a painter who lived and worked in New England and abroad. Born in Biarritz, France, and educated in the United States, Quincy was the descendant of three Boston mayors and related to President John Quincy Adams. He had solo exhibitions in Paris, London, New York, and other American cities. Quincy's work is in the permanent collections of the Grenoble Museum (France), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and University of Arizona.
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2011 and 2014 by Hirschl & Adler.
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