This collection contains the personal papers and family papers of Dan Dickey, a San Diego painter, sculptor, and muralist
partly known for his work under the WPA Federal Art Project.
Dan Dickey was born in New York on March 17, 1910 to parents Roy Dickey (1878-1953) and Ellen Rose Dickey (d. 1952). The family
moved to Chicago when Dickey was very young, and his parents divorced in 1914. Dan was raised in Chicago by his father (who
was a commercial artist working in advertising) and stepmother, Alice Manning Dickey, who married Roy Dickey in 1916. He majored
in English at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, graduating in 1932. In the years following his graduation, he studied
art in New York at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students’ League and traveled in Europe with his family.
5.0 Linear feet
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
This collection is open for research.