Edward Kemeys letters to Edith Hibbard

Collection ID:
Kemeys, Edward, 1843-1907
Physical Description:
12 Items
(on a partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Twelve letters (1896-1901) written by Kemeys family members to Edith Hibbard describe family events, art-related activities, and travels. Eleven letters were written by Edward Kemeys; three contain poems. One letter is a handwritten certificate declaring Hibbard a member in Kemeys' school of sculpture. One letter by Emily Kemeys discusses her uncle Edward's deteriorating health.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor. Born in Savannah, Georgia. Kemeys studied in New York, beginning in 1871. During the 1870s Kemeys traveled through the West, specializing in the depiction of wild animals of the American continent. He went abroad between 1877 and 1879, where his "Bison and Wolves" was exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1878. Kemeys died in Washington, D.C. His wife, Laura Kemeys, also a sculptor, was born in Cumberland County, New Jersey. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with Kemeys and Lorado Taft.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4314 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Frances Macmillan, is the niece of Edith Hibbard.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hibbard, Edith Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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