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Root, Edward Wales, -1956

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dates 1884-1956
city Clinton
stateNY
other citiesNew York, NY; Washington, DC;
gender M
historical notes Edward Wales Root was an art collector and instructor who lived in Clinton, N.Y. He was married to Grace Cogswell Root (1891-1975) taught art at Hamilton College and was the son of Elihu Root.

Roots collection largely included work by the American avant-garde and included work of his contemporaries such as, Charles Demuth (1883-1935), Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Jackson Pollock (1912-56), Maurice B. Prendergast (1858-1924) and Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) among others.

In 1957, along with his personal art library, he left 227 paintings by 80 American artists to the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute.

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websitehttp://www.mwpai.org
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Archives of American Art Edward Wales Root papers, 1896-1968. see details...
Archives of American Art Edward Wales Root letters from Louis Eilshemius, [ca. 1930]. see details...
Archives of American Art Guy Irving Anderson letters, 1940-1979.
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Archives of American Art Aline and Eero Saarinen papers, 1906-1977 see details...
Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute Edward Wales Root Papers see details...