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Author/Artist Neilson, Raymond Perry Rodgers, 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.06    AVAIL BY APPT
Access restrictions These records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives access policy. Contact the Archives Department for further information at archives@frick.org.
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).
Notes.
WorldCat no. 607107487

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