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Philip Evergood Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973.
Title: Philip Evergood Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1960-1967
Quantity: 9 items (SC).
Abstract: Papers of the American Jewish painter. Collection includes exhibition catalogs, holograph manuscript by Evergood of an essay prepared in advance of the opening of an exhibition of his paintings in Rome, Italy, a typescript manuscript of a review of Rockwell Kent's Greenland Journal, and miscellaneous printed material.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Philip Evergood (1901-1973) was an American Jewish painter, etcher, lithographer, sculptor, illustrator and writer. He attended Eton and Cambridge (his mother was English) and studied art at the Art Students League in New York and at the Académie Julian in Paris. Like many of his contemporaries, Evergood worked on several Works Project Administration (WPA) art projects, including murals in Queens, New York and Jackson, Georgia. He was a member of the Art Students League of New York and the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Philip Evergood Papers comprises writings and printed materials. Writings includes a holograph essay by Evergood which was prepared in advance of the opening of a one-man exhibition of his work in Rome, Italy, and a typescript review of Rockwell Kent's Greenland Journal. Printed material includes three exhibition catalogs of Evergood's work for shows at the ACA Gallery in 1960, 1964, and 1967; an interview with Evergood by Gordon Brown which was published in 1963; and an issue of Art Voices from Around the World which contains Evergood references.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Both series are arranged alphabetically by type of material.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Additional original research material may be found in the Kendall Taylor Collection Relating to Philip Evergood.

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Subject Headings


Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973.


Art, American -- 20th century.
Art, American.
Jewish artists -- United States.
Jews, American.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Painting, American.
Social realism -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Exhibition catalogs.
Reviews (documents)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Philip Evergood Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Philip Evergood.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: KM
Date: Nov 1990
Revision history: 1 Aug 2008 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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SC 108 Essay, untitled Sep 1963 - prepared in advance of the opening of an exhibition of Evergood's work in Rome, Italy
SC 108 Review of Greenland Journal, by Rockwell Kent Sep 1963 - typescript manuscript with corrections
Printed material
SC 108 Exhibition catalogs 1960, 1964, 1967
SC 108 Magazine article, "An Interview with Philip Evergood" by Gordon Brown, published in Art Voices from Around the World Dec 1963
SC 108 Periodical, Art Voices from Around the World Apr/May 1964
SC 108 Reproductions of Christmas cards using Evergood's work (2 items)

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