Robert Philip Gordon papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1963–2010 (bulk 1970–2010)
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

29 boxes, 10 flat files, and 4 oversize item documenting the output of architect, urban planner, and artist Robert Philip Gordon. Materials include architectural sketches and plans, planning documents for urban and landscape projects, clippings and publications, and an extensive collection of original artwork in a variety of mediums, much of it relating to architecture and planning projects, particularly images of Chicago parks and streetscapes.

Biographical Historical Note

Robert Philip Gordon is an architect, urban planner, artist, and Illinois Institute of Technology graduate whose professional career has been primarily conducted in Paris and Chicago. In Paris in 1985-1992, he focused on making art, working with William Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17 to learn and produce viscosity prints.