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Phil Paradise papers

Creator:
Paradise, Philip Herschel, 1905-1997  Search this
Names:
Dike, Phil, 1906-1990  Search this
Greystone Galleries  Search this
Paradise, Gail  Search this
Paradise, Lee  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989  Search this
Extent:
7.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
1905-1994
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; personal and business correspondence; travel diaries; journals; a sketchbook and other works of art; writings, including an autobiography; photographs; motion picture film and a video recording; business and financial records; and printed material.
Family correspondence is with Gail, Lee and Alice, 1961-1986, regarding their respective careers and family matters (including 2 prints by Gail). Other correspondence, 1958-1990, relates to exhibitions, novels, finances and personal matters, with Ken Davidson, Phil Dike, Alan Kenward, and others. Travel diaries, 1974-1978, are from Mexico and Latin America. Journals, 1934 and 1986-1990, partly indexed, contain daily entries about activities, incoming mail, phone calls, notes, letters, business records and printed material. 8 engagement calenders, 1930 and 1976-1986, contain brief entries.
Art works include ca. 20 Christmas cards, 2 prints, sketches for pendants, and a sketchbook. Writings consist of notes on Millard Sheets, an essay about Diego Rivera and an essay illustrated with a print, typescripts of Interregnum, La Gringa, Sinaloa, with notes and promotional material, an untitled autobiography (518 p.) and eight journals, 1992-1994, containing Paradise's correspondence, phone calls, exhibition records and personal notes.. Interviews include a transcript of an interview conducted by Ted Williams, a video cassette of an interview regarding Paradise's interest in Latin America, and a 16mm color film transferred to VHS "Phil Paradise at Greystone Galleries and residence at Greystone Manor, 1971-1972" by Sunny Schofield.
Photographs, negatives and slides are mostly of art work, with a few personal photographs and one of Diego Rivera. Business and financial records, 1984-1985, include inventories of paintings and income tax records. Printed material, 1978-1989, consists of catalogs from the National Academy of Design, exhibition catalogs, 1978-1989, clippings, 1941-1978 and publications regarding Yasu Eguchi.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, watercolorist, printmaker, sculptor, writer; Santa Barbara, Calif. b. 1905. d. 1997.
Provenance:
Donated by Phil Paradise, 1990-1995.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Gallery directors  Search this
Educators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Serigraphers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Watercolorists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.paraphil
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-paraphil

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