This collection includes
correspondence, client files & sketches, business papers, scrapbooks, family photographs
and photograph albums.
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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