Collection Summary

Title:Earl Horter Collection

Date:1908-1980, n.d.

Creator(s):Horter, Earl, 1880-1940

Extent:2 linear feet


Repository:Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Abstract:Philadelphia-area artist, teacher and collector Earl Horter (1881-1940) was one of the city's most influential practitioners and promoters of modern art. This collection consists primarily of photographs, clippings, and exhibition catalogues and checklists pertaining to Horter during his lifetime, as well as some correspondence, writings and ephemera. Several items, particularly newsclippings of posthumous retrospective exhibitions are also included as well as a death mask and hand of the artist, given by his widow. Item-level inventories were prepared in 1995 and 1999.