Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The papers of New York painter and art critic William Anderson Coffin date from 1886-1924 and measure 1.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials and correspondence, project files for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the American Artist's Committee of One Hundred, and the exhibition of works by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris, three additional scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.
William Anderson Coffin papers, 1886-1924. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection was digitized in its entirety in 2016 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
William Anderson Coffin (1855-1925) of New York City was a landscape and figure painter and art critic.
The William Anderson Coffin papers were donated in 1970 by Stewart Klonis to whom the papers were given by Mrs. DeWitt M. Lockman of Manorville, Long Island, New York.
This site provides access to the papers of William A. (William Anderson) Coffin in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 1,682 images.
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