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Willey, Philo Levi “Chief” (1887-1980)



  • Existence: 1887 - 1980

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Philo Levi “Chief” Willey Papers

Identifier: A0060

The Philo Levi “Chief” Willey Papers primarily contains sales records maintained by Philo Levi “Chief” Willey (1887-1980) between 1969-1979. Willey began making art late in life, and sold his paintings and drawings in New Orleans’ Jackson Square. His work also appeared in Jack Kamas’ New Orleans’ gallery, and appeared in exhibits at SUNY and the American Folk Art Museum after his death.

Dates: 1969-11-05 — circa 1980; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1979