Virginia Cuthbert and Philip Clarkson Elliott papers, 1913-1996

Cuthbert, Virginia, b. 1908 d. 2001
Painter, Illustrator
Active in N.Y.

Elliott, Philip Clarkson, b. 1903 d. 1985
Painter, Photographer
Active in Buffalo,N.Y.

Collection size: 4.8 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Biographical material; correspondence; exhibition material; writings; clippings; printed materials; photographs and negatives of the Elliotts, friends, and colleagues, and of work; appraisals of work; documents regarding gifts of work; sketches and sketchbooks, and prints. The papers provide thorough documentation on the painting career of Virginia Cuthbert, and to a lesser degree that of her husband, as well as the artistic communities of Pittsburgh, Pa. in the 1930s, and Buffalo, N.Y. in the 1940s through the 1980s.

Biographical/Historical Note: Virginia Cuthbert Elliott (known professionally as Virginia Cuthbert) was a notable painter, first in Pittsburgh, Pa., and later Buffalo, N.Y. Her husband Philip Elliott (1903-1985), a painter and photographer, taught at the Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y., 1941-1969.

Donated 1997 by Virginia Cuthbert.

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