Artist Search
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Philip LeRoy Willey  (1887 - 1980)

About: Philip LeRoy Willey


Examples of his work


Quick facts

Exhibits - current  



Book references

Magazine references pre-2007  

Discussion board

Signature Examples*

Buy and Sell: Philip LeRoy Willey
  For sale ads

Auction results*

  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  

Auction sales graphs*


What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  

Market Alert - Free

Lived/Active: Louisiana/Connecticut      Known for: naive views, animal

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription
Chief Wiley is primarily known as Philip LeRoy Willey

Available for Philip LeRoy Willey:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Philip Willey)


Biographical information (Philip Willey)


Book references (Philip Willey)


Auction records - upcoming / past (Philip Willey)

new entry!

Auction high record price (Philip Willey)


Signature Examples* (Philip Willey)


Analysis of auction sales (Philip Willey)


Discussion board entries (Philip Willey)


Image examples of works (Philip Willey)


Please send me Alert Updates for Philip LeRoy Willey (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 3
Philip LeRoy Willey
from Auction House Records.
Feeding Apples To Ponies
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
A self-taught painter in naive style, Philip Willey moved to New Orleans in 1932 where he became chief of security at the New Orleans Sewage and Water Board.

When he retired, he took up painting and sold his work, scenes of the vitality of life in New Orleans, on Jackson Square in the French Quarter. In 1993, his paintings were included in an exhibition called "Passionate Visions of the American South from 1940 to the Present" at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Source: Neal Auction Company, Catalogue of October 13, 2001

Biography from Litchfield County Auctions:
Philo Levi 'Chief' Willey was born in Canaan Connecticut and has a large body of existing work, nearly 800 watercolor or acrylic drawings. He worked a number of jobs and in 1932 moved to New Orleans, where he worked on the police department and eventually became Chief, earning the nickname for which he is now known. His works are included in the Museum of International Folk Art (Santa Fe) and the New York Historical Society (Cooperstown). For more information on Willey, see Johnson and Ketchum, American Folk Art of the 20th Century (New York, 1983), pp. 320-321.

Source Litchfied County Auctions, February 2010

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2015 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists