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Allen Philbrick papers, 1902-1990

Philbrick, Allen Erskine, 1879-1964

Art teacher, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (on a partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence consists primarily of letters, 1902-1987, from Philbrick to his future wife, concert pianist Edith Kellogg, in which he describes his travels to Naples, Capri, Spain, and his studies in Paris. Two receipts are from the Academie Colarossi, 1905, and the Adams Davidson Galleries, 1990. Printed material consists of clippings, 1918-1980, 5 exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1977-1989, a program for HANSEL AND GRETEL, a passenger list from the ship ALICE, 1909, and a booklet, 1966, about the Peoples Savings Bank of Cedar Rapids which contains murals by Philbrick. Photographs show life class students at the Art Institute of Chicago, ca. 1908, and works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, art instructor; Chicago, Ill. Born in Utica, New York, Philbrick studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and in Paris at the Academie Colarossi and the Academie Julian with Jean Paul Laurens from 1904-1906. From 1906 to 1953, he taught at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Lent for microfilming 1991 by Jane Kofler, the daughter of Allen Philbrick and Edith Kellogg.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Jane Kofler, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4476 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Allen Philbrick papers, 1902-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.