This collection includes correspondence, client files & sketches, business papers, scrapbooks, family photographs and photograph
Amnell Roi Rydell (17 Sep 1915 - 2000) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to a large extened Swedish family. Roy studied
at the Minneapolis Art Institute before moving to Los Angeles in 1929. There he continued his art studies at the Chouinard
Art School and University of Southern California followed by work at University of California, Berkeley and at Ecole de la
Grand-Chaumière in Paris. In 1943 he married Frances L. Cooksey (1914-1998) in Las Vegas, Nevada. After living in the Los
Angeles area and traveling, the Rydells moved to Scotts Valley (1948-1953) where they took a caretaking job for the Robert
Law family on the Lawridge Farm in Scotts Valley. They became good friends and neighbors to Svea V. Lindquist and Helga O.
Olsen, landscape designers and consultants. The ladies introduced Roy, then a struggling artist, to their clients and mentored
him in landscpe design.
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