Start Over Export MARC Display Another Search

Author/Artist Neilson, Raymond P. R., 1881-1964.
Title Raymond P. R. Neilson Papers, circa 1930-1950s.
Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box).
Arrangement Arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Archives  MS.006    AVAILABLE BY APPT
Access restrictions These records are open for research by appointment under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives Access Policy. For all inquiries or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Archives Department at
Summary This small collection consists mainly of various notebooks, diaries, and loose notes that record Raymond Neilson's career as a portrait painter. These "notes on paintings" are chronological entries that provide physical descriptions of Neilson's paintings and the sitters he painted. Some entries include anecdotal comments and exhibition and prize information. The collection also includes a small amount of correspondence regarding portrait commissions, an exhibition catalog, an index to his portraits, and some personal notes.
Biographical/historical note Raymond Perry Rodgers Neilson (1881-1964) was a New York City portraitist, still life painter, and art instructor. Neilson studied with William Merritt Chase, at the Art Students League, and in Paris. He became a well-known portraitist who painted many prominent figures, including Admiral William Halsey, Robert P. Patterson, and Dr. Francis Blake. Many civic organizations and corporations commissioned his portraits to be presented at ceremonies honoring the subjects.
Cite as Raymond P. R. Neilson Papers. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
Source of acquisition Gift of Mrs. Carl A. Lewis (daughter), 1964.
Finding aids Available online and in repository.
Other subject Neilson, Raymond Perry Rodgers, 1881-1964.
LC subject Art, American.
Portrait painters.
Genre/Form Correspondence.
Journals (accounts).
WorldCat no. 607107487

Permanent link to this page: