Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005
type Collector
dates 1906-2005
city New Canaan
stateCT
gender M
history 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.
decades1930-1940
1940-1950
1950-1960
1960-1970
1970-1980
1980-1990
1990-2000
websitehttp://philipjohnsonglasshouse.org/
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Repository Description Links
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Philip Johnson papers, ca. 1908-2002 (bulk 1925-1998). see details...
The Ryerson & Burnham Archives
Art Institute of Chicago
Carter H. Manny, Jr. papers, 1893-1991 1972-1976. see details...
Princeton University
Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
Princeton Symposium on World Affairs audio recordings, 1963. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Philip Johnson Papers, 1931-1978. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Oral history project, Interview with Philip Johnson interviewed 1990 see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Artist file : Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005; miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
MoMA History Interviews see details...

see alsoWhitney, David