Richard Filipowski and Patricia Parker photographs

Inclusive Dates: 
1942–1944
Survey Repository: 
This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

4 photographic prints and 8 negatives of views of design projects by Richard Filipowski and Patricia Parker, Chicago area artists associated with the Institute of Design. Images include studies for magazine covers, texture studies, and a portrait photograph of Filipowski.

Biographical Historical Note

Born in Poland, raised in Ontario, Canada, painter and sculptor Richard Filipowski attended the Chicago School of Design and studied under Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. In 1946, he married Patricia Parker of Burlington, Iowa, who studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago, poetry at the University of Chicago, and design and architecture at the Institute of Design in Chicago. Many of her drawings and graphics are in the archives of the Chicago Historical Society. She later published her poetry under the name Patricia Filipowska.

Richard Filipowski did freelance work in Chicago and taught at the Institute of Design in Chicago until 1950, when Walter Gropius invited him to teach in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. In 1952, he took a position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a teacher and artist-in-residence.