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Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005

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role Collector
dates 1906-2005
city New Canaan
gender M
historical notes Art collector and architect.

He had been an active art collector since the days when, as a student traveling in Germany, he bought a pair of Paul Klees from the artist. Eventually he came to be a collector of contemporary art: advised by Mr. Whitney, he filled his walls with paintings by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns when they were just gaining public attention, and he amassed one of the most complete collections of paintings by Frank Stella in private hands.

Longtime companion of David Whitney.
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The Getty Research Institute Philip Johnson papers, ca. 1908-2002 (bulk 1925-1998). see details...
The Ryerson & Burnham Archives Carter H. Manny, Jr. papers, 1893-1991 1972-1976. see details...
Princeton University Princeton Symposium on World Affairs audio recordings, 1963. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Philip Johnson Papers, 1931-1978. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Oral history project, Interview with Philip Johnson interviewed 1990 see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Artist file : Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005; miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art MoMA History Interviews see details...

see also:
Whitney, David