Lawrence C. Rodda papers

Collection ID:
Rodda, Lawrence C., 1902 or 3-1989
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
65 letters to Rodda from painter Lee Gatch, whom Rodda had met in 1923 when they both attended John Sloan's class at the Maryland Institute, 1923. Gatch writes of his paintings, his studies at the Art Students League, his friend Marian Peters (referred to as Peter), his trip to France from 1924-1925, his brief stay at the MacDowell Colony in 1926, and other topics. Also included are a letter from Howard Hardy, 1927; a copy of an undated letter from Rodda concerning the lack of support for modern art in Baltimore, possibly to the editor of the Baltimore Sun; three unidentified sketches, possibly by Gatch; and clippings and exhibition catalogs regarding Gatch, 1943-1974.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Baltimore, Md.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 1992 by Annabelle C. Kellogg for Emma P. Rodda. Emma Rodda is the widow of Lawrence C. Rodda; Kellogg is her niece.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hardy, Howard, 1900- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gatch, Lee, 1902-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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