The collection contains correspondence with colleagues, exhibitors, correspondence with Disney studios, art work, publications,
exhibition pamphlets, and personal documents, lecture notes, and ephemera.
Phil Dike is a native to Southern California; he was born in Redlands, California. He taught art to artists at Disney studios
and students from the Brandt-Dike School of Art and Scripps College. He was a professional watercolor painter, muralist and
an animator for Disney Studios. He coordinated such Disney animated films as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937 and Fantasia
in 1940. His art work is displayed in many museums, art galleries, private collections and at Scripps College. He was a
founding member of the California National Water Color Society, which became later the National Watercolor Society (U.S.).
He corresponded with Disney studios, gallery from around the United States, Lamar Dodd from the University of Georgia, California
watercolorists Rex Brandt, Millard Sheets (who was affiliated with the Claremont Colleges), and Clarence Hinkle, as well as
personal letters to his family from Europe.
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This collection is open for research with permission from Ella Strong Denison Library staff.