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Oral history interview with Peter and Paula Lunder

Lunder, Peter H.  Search this
Lunder, Paula Crane  Search this
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Boston Red Sox (Baseball team)  Search this
Colby College. Museum of Art  Search this
Norton Gallery and School of Art  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute  Search this
Abbott, Jere  Search this
Bixler, Julius Seelye, 1894-1985  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Cantor, Jay E.  Search this
Colville, Thomas L.  Search this
Corwin, Sharon  Search this
Gourley, Hugh J.  Search this
Greenbaum, Michael D.  Search this
Gurney, George  Search this
Stern, Max, 1903-1980  Search this
Twombly, Cy, 1928-  Search this
Walton, Alice, 1949-  Search this
5 Items (sound files (2 hr., 41 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
64 Pages (Transcript)
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2017 October 19-20
Scope and Contents:
An oral history interview with Peter and Paula Lunder conducted 2017 October 19-20, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
Mr. and Ms. Lunder discuss their time living in Waterville and Dexter, Maine and Mr. Lunder's work as a partner at the Dexter Shoe Company; their exposures to art and culture while growing up in Boston and Chicago; their initial interests in art collecting and the shift of their focus from European art to American art; their associations with Hugh Gourley and other directors and curators at the Colby College Museum of Art; the relationships they made with fellow art collectors, museum curators, art dealers and gallery owners while growing their collection and when working on finding a home for their collection; their relationship with the former director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Betsy Broun; Mr. Lunder's initial interest in Southwestern art and the development of their collection to include a wide range of American art; and Mr. Lunder's partial ownership of the Boston Red Sox beginning in 1977. Mr. and Ms. Lunder also describe living part-time in Florida and their patronage of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach; their desire to endow their collection to a Northeast regional museum in Maine; their belief in the importance of art conservation and their focus on having the collection be used for teaching; Ms. Lunder's work as a volunteer docent at the Colby Art Museum; and their work with the Clark Art Institute to support a place for art conservation in the region. Mr. and Ms. Lunder also recall Max Stern; Jere Abbott; Bro Adams; Thomas Colville; Margaret MacDonald; Sharon Corwin; Ann and Gil Maurer; Alice Walton as well as Jay Cantor; Seelye Bixler; Michael Greenbaum; George Gurney; Cy Twombly; Stephen Hannock; Doug Baxter; Christa Gaehde; and Michael Conforti, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Lunder (1933-) and Paula Lunder (1934- ) are art collectors and philanthropists in Boston, Massachusetts. James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator of New York, New York.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Philanthropists -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
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The Seeker in the Marshes : illustrated by the Philadelphia Sketch Club; presented to Mr. W. Moylan Lansdale club historian by his fellow members, 1889

Lansdale, William Moylan, 1842-1926  Search this
Philadelphia Sketch Club  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Blaikie, J. G.  Search this
Cariss, Henry T., 1850-1903  Search this
Clark, William J., 1840-1889  Search this
Deitz, Carl S.  Search this
Dunk, Walter M., b. 1855  Search this
English, Frank F., 1854-1922  Search this
Faber, Ludwig E., 1855-1913  Search this
Hensel, John C.  Search this
Huston, Clair Aubrey, b. 1857  Search this
Lummis, F. E.  Search this
Moran, Peter, 1841-1914  Search this
Neely, Joseph, Jr.  Search this
Noll, W. C.  Search this
Paine, Birdsall D.  Search this
Pitts, Frederick L.  Search this
Poore, Henry Rankin, 1859-1940  Search this
Porter, William A. (William Arnold), 1844-1909  Search this
Schell, Frank Cresson, 1857-1942  Search this
Schell, Frederic B.  Search this
Seiss, C. Few  Search this
Stephens, Charles H., 1855?-1931  Search this
Stern, Max, 1903-1980  Search this
Taylor, J. Madison  Search this
Thomson, William J.  Search this
Uhle, Bernhard  Search this
1 Volume ((on partial microfilm reel))
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Volume presented to W. Moylan Lansdale, historian of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, containing 32 original drawings and prints by members of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, illustrating Daniel L. Dawson's text, "Seeker in the Marshes." The illustrations, in order of appearance, are signed: Frederic B. Schell, Walter M. Dunk, Frederick L. Pitts, Bernhard Uhle, J. B. Blaike, Charles H. Stephens, Joseph Neely, Jr., W. C. Noll, Thomas Anshutz, Covington Few Seiss, Max Stern, _ Day (possibly Joseph R. Day, Frank M. Day, or Arthur Day), Carl Dietz, Ludwig. E. Faber, Birdsall D. Paine, Frank F. English, Henry T. Cariss, R.E. Lummis, F. B. or possibly E. B. (possibly Edmund B. Bensell or Franklin Dullin Biscoe), Peter Moran, F. Cresson Schell, William A. Porter, W. J. Clark Jr., John C. Hensel, J. Madison Taylor, Henry R. Poore, Aubrey Huston, and William J. Thomson.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Philadelphia, Pa.: Philadelphia Sketch Club, 1889
Lent for microfilming 2002 by Christine Rendell, who received it from her aunt by marriage, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones. Jones was Lansdale's grandaughter. Jones received the volume from her mother, Lansdale's daughter, Maria Lansdale.
Artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
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