Finding Aid to the Eben F. Comins Collection MS.692
Holly Rose Larson
Library and Archives at the Autry
2012 November 8
210 South Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
Contributing Institution: Library and Archives at the Autry
Title: Eben Farrington Comins Collection
Creator: Pinkham, Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Identifier/Call Number: MS.692
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1937-1939
Abstract: This is a collection of ephemera found in a book donated to the Library. Papers include correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pinkham from 1937, exhibition announcements for works by Eben Farrington Comins from 1938, and an article by Comins titled "Indians That I Have Drawn," from the Bulletin of the Pan American Union July 1939 issue.
Language of Material: English .
This is a collection of ephemera found in a book donated to the Library. Papers include correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pinkham from 1937, exhibition announcements for works by Eben Farrington Comins from 1938, and an article by Comins titled "Indians That I Have Drawn," from the Bulletin of the Pan American Union July 1939 issue. The book in which these papers were found is 970.1 I57f, 1941 c. 1, Final act of the First Inter-American Conference on Indian Life, held at Patzcuaro, State of Michoacan, Mexico, April 14-24, 1940 , which is illustrated by Comins.
Eben Farrington Comins Collection, 1937-1939, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles; MS.692.
Processed by Library staff after 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 8, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
Acquired in a donation from Mrs. A. P. Drasdo, 1985 August 14.
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Eben Farrington Comins (1875, May 19 - 1949, April 13) was born in Boston, MA on May 19, 1875. Comins studied in Boston with Tarbell and continued in Paris at Ecole des Beaux Arts. He was active in Los Angeles from 1917-19 during which time he exhibited locally and taught at the state normal school. He exibited at the Friday Morning Club (LA), 1917; Kanst Gallery (LA), 1917; Calif. Art Club, 1918; and LACMA, 1919.
Comins later taught for thirty years or more at the St. Paul School of Fine Arts, Wellesley College, the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, and for ten years in his own former studio in Boston. He received a gold medal at the Panama Exposition in 1915, for his contribution to the teaching of art. He died in Falls Church, VA, in 1949.
Subjects and Indexing TermsBulletin of the Pan American Union
Artists -- United States
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala
Indians of South America -- PeruIndians That I Have Drawn
Comins, Eben Farrington