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A Finding Aid to the Philip Leslie Hale papers, 1818-1962, bulk, 1877-1939 | Digitized Collection

Philip Leslie Hale papers, 1818-1962, bulk, 1877-1939

Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931

Painter, Author

This site provides access to the papers of Philip Leslie Hale in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2013, and total 15,380 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 7.4 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Boston painter, teacher, critic, and writer Philip Leslie Hale measure 7.4 linear feet with the bulk of the material dating from 1877-1939. Biographical information, correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues, including many artists; sketches and 9 sketchbooks; writings; printed material; and photographs document the artist's career and personal life. The collection also includes research materials and catalogs compiled by Albert J. Kennedy for a never-published Philip Leslie Hale memorial volume.

Biographical/Historical Note

Philip Leslie Hale (1865-1931) was the son of prominent Unitarian minister and well-known author, Edward Everett Hale. Hale received early training under his sister Ellen Day Hale, at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Academy Julian in Paris, and he studied privately with William M. Chase, J. A. Weir, and Kenyon Cox. Taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for thirty years; at various times, he also was on the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Boston University. He is the son of Reverend Edward Everett Hale.

Provenance

The Philip Leslie Hale papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1962 by the artist's daughter, Nancy Hale Bowers. Additionally, notes written by Mrs. Nathan Hale were donated by Lilian Westcott Hale in 1963.

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Funding

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.