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Julius Delbos papers, 1904-1970

Delbos, Julius M., 1879-1970

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 2.3 Linear feet

Summary: 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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

All except 20 sketches 35mm microfilm Available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Julius Delbos papers, 1904-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.