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Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast

Creator:
Travis, Lillian E., 1886-1961  Search this
Names:
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Travis, Marion  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1917-1984
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents:
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.
Arrangement:
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)
Biographical / Historical:
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.

American realist painter, William Glackens (1870-1938) lived and worked in New York City and Westport, Connecticut. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Robert Henri. Glackens began his career as a commercial illustrator for newspapers and periodicals. He later turned to painting and was part of "The Eight," a group of artists dedicated to portraying realistic scenes of daily urban life.

Painter, sculptor, and artisan frame-maker, Charles Prendergast (1863-1948) lived and worked with his brother, Maurice (1858-1924) in Boston, Massachusetts before moving to New York City in 1914. Charles achieved prominence as a craftsman and framemaker, and later specialized in painted, gilded, and incised panels of exotic and folk subjects.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Lillian E. Travis's granddaughter, Sarah Crawford Fox, in 2012.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast, 1917-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.travlill
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Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-travlill

Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast, 1917-1984

Creator:
Travis, Lillian, 1886-1961  Search this
Subject:
Travis, Marion  Search this
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Glackens, Ira  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Prendergast, Charles  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16030
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)306783
AAA_collcode_travlill
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_306783
Online Media:

Mrs. Marion Travis, (painting)

Painter:
Kroll, Leon 1884-1974  Search this
Subject:
Travis, Marion, Mrs  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1917
Topic:
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 86920023
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_235978

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