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Phil Paradise papers, 1922-1994

Paradise, Philip Herschel, 1905-1997

Painter, Author, Printmaker, Watercolorist, Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 7.1 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter and author Phil Paradise measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1994. The papers document Paradise's career as a watercolorist and writer through correspondence with family, colleagues, and art institutions; journals, manuscripts, notes and other writings; awards, interviews, inventories and other professional records; newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other printed material; prints, sketches and other artwork; and photographs and slides of artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and author Phil Paradise (1905-1997) was born in Ontario, Oregon, and was active in Santa Barbara, California. He completed his studies at the Chouinard Institute in Los Angeles. Paradise worked primarily as a watercolorist and was a member of the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society, and the California Watercolor Society.


The papers were donated in multiple installations by Phil Paradise between 1990 and 1995.

Language Note

English .


The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.