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Heritage Gallery  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
White, Charles  Search this
Horowitz, Benjamin  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
13.8 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The records of Los Angeles Heritage Gallery measure 13.8 linear feet and date from 1944-2000, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1960-1998. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the gallery's representation of its contemporary artists and gallery exhibitions, including biographical information, correspondence, and printed materials. About half of the artists' files are related to artist Charles White. Gallery records also include business correspondence, business records and additional printed materials.
Heritage Gallery records, 1944-2000, bulk 1960-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collection Care Preservation Fund.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections related to Heritage Gallery and Benjamin Horowitz, including the William Gropper papers and the Charles Wilbert White papers. Also found in the Archives is an oral history interview with Benjamin Horowitz conducted by Molly Saltman as a part of "Art and Artists" interviews, 1965-1966.
Biography Note:
Heritage Gallery (founded 1961) is an art gallery in Los Angeles, Calif., operated by Benjamin Horowitz. Horowitz was born in New York City in 1912, and moved to Hollywood shortly before the outbreak of World War II. His early dedication to the work of African-American artists, chief among them Charles White, distinguished Horowitz and his gallery. Horowitz, who actively promoted White's work and career, gave him more than fifty one-person exhibitions.
The Heritage Gallery records were donated by Benjamin Horowitz, founder of the gallery, in two accessions in 1998 and 2000.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
African American
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art