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Guide to the Matt Phillips collection of prints and drawings, 1953-2008 M1047
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  • Title: Matt Phillips collection of prints and drawings
    Identifier/Call Number: M1047
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 10.0 Linear feet (16 flat boxes, 3 boxes, 1 framed item)
    Date (inclusive): 1953-2009
    Abstract: Collection of prints, drawings, photographs and papers of Matt Phillips.
    Physical Location: Special Collections materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html.
    creator: Phillips, Matt, 1927-

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.


    No restrictions.

    Acquisition Information

    Accession numbers: 1999-087, 1999-319, 2000-010, 2000-070, 2000-071, 2000-103, 2000-110, 2000-174, 2000-175, 2000-294, 2000-295, 2000-313, 2001-031, 2001-121, 2001-301, 2001-302, 2001-344, 2001-345, 2002-071, 2002-107, 2002-283, 2002-284, 2003-005, 2003-122, 2003-143, 2003-327, 2003-328, 2004-011, 2004-012, 2004-289, 2004-290, 2004-347, 2005-330, 2005-347, 2006-040, 2006-252, 2006-259, 2006-260, 2006-338, 2007-090, 2007-091, 2007-160, 2007-266, 2008-042, 2008-043, 2008-146, 2008-147, 2008-332, 2008-333, 2008-338, 2009-034, 2009-035, 2009-172, 2009-173
    Materials were part purchase and part gift from Matt Phillips between 1999 and 2009.

    Preferred Citation note

    [identification of item], Matt Phillips collection of prints and drawings, M1047. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Matt Phillips was born in New York City in 1927. He initially pursued a career as a poet and, in 1952, earned an M.A. in literature from the University of Chicago. At the same time, he was studying art at the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania. Not content with the collections of modern art in the U.S., Phillips traveled throughout Europe and studied painting in the museums and studios there. He taught briefly in Paris but returned to the U.S. in 1964 to teach at Bard College in New York. Having retired from Bard in 1987, he now devotes his time to exhibitions, travel and guest lectures.

    Scope and Contents note

    Materials are mostly described at the item level.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    DeMerritt, John
    diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993
    Editions Koch.
    Hays, Susannah
    Herrick, Robert, 1591-1674
    Holub, Leo, 1916-
    Milton, Avery
    Peters, Rebecca
    Phillips, Matt, 1927-
    American art--20th century.
    Art, Modern
    Art, Modern--20th century--California.