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Philip Evergood papers, 1890-1971

Evergood, Philip Howard, 1901-1973


Collection Information

Size: 11.61 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Philip Evergood measure 11.61 linear feet and date from 1890- 1971. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and business correspondence; writings, including essays, lectures, speeches, and sound recordings of radio appearances; subject files; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; artwork, including oil paintings, sketches, and childhood drawings; and photographs of Evergood, his family and friends, and his work. There is a 0.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated 2018 that includes writings by Evergood and Charles Edward Smith, sketches by Evergood and others, personal correspondence, personal photographs and a bird wing. Materials date from 1918-1950.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and printmaker Philip Evergood (1901-1973) lived and worked in New York City and Bridgewater, Connecticut and was known as an expressionist and social realist who incorporated elements of the fantastic into his works.


Philip Evergood donated his papers to the Archives in 1971. Additional materials were donated in 1974 by Evergood's wife, Julia Cross Evergood. In 1977, two typescripts of essays were donated by Abram Lerner. Additional material donated 2018 by Kendall Taylor who was given the material by Julia Cross Evergood.

Related Materials

Also found in the Archives of American Art are Letters from Philip Evergood; Gael Hammer letters relating to Miles and Philip Evergood; an oral history interview with Philip Evergood by Forrest Selvig, December 3, 1968; and Philip Evergood interview with John I.H. Baur, June 1959.