Hamilton Easter Field papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fielhami
Creators:
Field, Hamilton Easter
Dates:
circa 1913-1966
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
115 letters to Field from George Bellows, Bernard Berenson, Elliott Daingerfield, Arthur B. Davies, Roger Fry, John Marin, Joseph Pennell, Man Ray, John Sloan, Max Weber, J. Alden Weir, and others. Two highly detailed letters from Maurice Sterne in 1913 describe that artist's life in Bali. Also included are signatures of American artists from a guest book, and a 1966 catalog of the Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation Collection.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Hamilton Easter Field (b. 1873 d. 1922) was an artist, critic, collector, and patron notable for his support of modern art. In 1911, Field founded the Summer School of Graphic Arts in Ogunquit, Maine. The Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation Collection is in the Portland Museum of Art (Me.).

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
The papers are available on microfilm reel N68/2 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Robert Laurent after microfilming; current location unknown.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1968 by Robert Laurent. When Field died in 1922 at the age of 49 he left his estate to Robert Laurent. Laurent formed the Hamilton Easter Field Foundation.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
Also in the Archives of American Art are the papers of Robert Laurent, containing material relating to Hamilton Easter Field and the Hamilton Easter Field Foundation.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Laurent, Robert, 1890-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bellows, George, 1882-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fry, Roger Eliot, 1866-1934 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marin, John, 1870-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ray, Man, 1890-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sloan, John, 1871-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weber, Max, 1881-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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