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Biographical material, correspondence, writings, photographs, works of art, and printed material relating to painter Julius Delbos.
Biographical material includes address books, a certificate from the National Academy of Design, and membership cards. Correspondence, circa 1931-1970, is both personal and professional and is with Helen Schiff, Delbos' family, art associations, owners of Delbos' paintings, and others. Writings include 34 diaries by Delbos, 1904-1963. Photographs are of Delbos and others, and his paintings. Works of art include seven sketchbooks and loose works on paper, many oversized. Printed material includes clippings and exhibition catalogs.
Julius Delbos papers, 1904-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
All except 20 sketches microfilm Available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Julius Delbos (1879-1970) was a painter in London, England.
Donated 1972 and 1982 by Helen Schiff, a friend of Delbos and an administrator of his estate, and in 2012 by Judith Schiff, Delbos' daughter.
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001