Archives of American Art

Albert Pinkham Ryder collection

Collection ID:
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917
Physical Description:
23 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; poems by Ryder; writings about him; notes; and clippings, compiled by Philip Evergood and Charles and Louise Fitzpatrick.
Scope and Contents
Included are a biographical essay by Charles Fitzpatrick, 1917, Ryder's friend and benefactor; an essay by Evergood, "The Master's Faithful Disciple," ca. 1950; a letter from Ryder's neice, Gertrude Ryder Smith, to Louise Fitzpatrick, 1917; a letter from Louise Fitzpatrick to Flora Evergood (Philip's mother), 1927; two letters relating to a Life Magazine article on Ryder; a photograph of the Fitzpatrick house; five letters from Ryder to various people; typescript of Ryder's criticism of James T. White & Co.'s galley proof; "Analysis of Albert Ryder's Handwriting," by Nathaniel Pousette-Dart; six poems in Ryder's hand and a printed copy of "Voice of the Forest"; a letter to Ryder from Frederick Lessore regarding a portrait bust of Ryder, and one from A. Ludwig; notes on Ryder's ancestry; and six newspaper clippings, 1869-1917.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Landscape painter and poet; New York City.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D181 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming by Harold Love, 1965. Love purchased the items from Philip Evergood in 1962. Evergood had received them, along with Ryder paintings, from the home of Charles and Louise Fitzpatrick. Evergood's mother and Louise Fitzpatrick were good friends. Fitzpatrick was a friend and benefactor of Ryder, and Mrs. Fitzpatrick had been his pupil. Love donated the originals to the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1983.

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

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fitzpatrick, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fitzpatrick, Louise Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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