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Finding Aid for the Martin Hardie Correspondence, 1900-1945
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Description
Martin Hardie (1875-1952) studied etching with Sir Frank Short of the Royal College of Art, and exhibited his own etchings and water colors at the Royal Academy by 1908. He wrote many books, including English Coloured Books (1906), The British School of Etching (1921), and a three-volume history of British water color painting. The collection consists of about 3500 pieces of correspondence, written mostly by English artists to Martin Hardie, while an artist and Keeper of the Paintings and head of the department of engraving, illustration and design in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Background
Hardie was born on December 15, 1875 in London, England; attended Linton House, St. Paul's School, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1898; began work in the library of the Victoria and Albert Museum; studied etching with Sir Frank Short of the Royal College of Art, exhibiting his own etchings and water colors at the Royal Academy by 1908; elected to Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours; in 1921 he took charge of the Museum's new Department of Engraving, Illustration, and Design which, by his retirement in 1935, had become one of the world's most significant collections of drawings and prints; wrote many books, including English Coloured Books (1906), The British School of Etching (1921), and a three-volume history of British water color painting; died on January 20, 1952 in Tonbridge, England.
Extent
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.