A Finding Aid to the Frances Kent Lamont Papers, 1909-1970, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lamofran
Creators:
Lamont, Frances Kent, 1899-1975
Dates:
1909-1970
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.7 Linear feet
Repository:
The scattered papers of sculptor Frances Kent Lamont measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1909 to 1970. Papers include letters, a school notebook, printed material, two scrapbooks, sketches, and photographs including family snapshots, portraits, and photos of works of art.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The scattered papers of sculptor Frances Kent Lamont measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1909 to 1970. Papers include letters, a school notebook, printed material, two scrapbooks, sketches, and photographs including family snapshots, portraits, and photos of works of art.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor Frances Kent Lamont (1899-1970) was active in New York, New York. She is known for her war memorials and exhibited extensively in the United States and Europe.
Lamont was born in New York City, but spent some of her childhood in Italy with her father, architect William Winthrop Kent. She studied at the Art Students League and the School of American Sculpture under Solon Borglum upon returning to the United States. In the 1930s, she studied in Paris and exhibited there until the outbreak of World War II. She was a member of the National Sculpture Society. She married Robert Patterson Lamont Jr.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2020.
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Processing of this collection received federal support from the Collections Care Initiative Fund, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and the National Collections Program
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Frances Kent Lamont were donated in 1975 by Charlotte Austin Kent, the artist's sister.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information
Preferred Citation
Frances Kent Lamont papers, 1909-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sketchbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women sculptors Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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