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Leonid and Ethel Gechtoff papers, 1918-1958

Creator:
Gechtoff, Leonid, 1883-1941
Gechtoff, Ethel
Subject:
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar),
East & West Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel).
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Letters recieved, including several from J. Edgar Hoover concerning a painting by Leonid Gechtoff, 1935-1938; two autographed photographs of Hoover; photographs of Leonid Gechtoff and his work; a scrapbook, ca. 1918-1929, containing letters, photographs, exhibition catalogs, clippings and printed miscellany; naturalization papers for Ethel Gechtoff; and material concerning her East & West Gallery in San Francisco, 1956-1958, including leases, exhibition announcements, clippings, and a price list for works of art.
Citation:
Leonid and Ethel Gechtoff papers, 1918-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 2346 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Leonid Gechtoff was a Russian landscape painter who emigrated to this country in 1922; settling in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1923, where he remained until his death in 1941. His wife Ethel Gechtoff ran a Gallery in San Francisco 1956-1958.
Provenance:
The donor, Sonia Gechtoff, is the daughter of Leonid and Ethel Gechtoff, and also a painter.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Exhibition catalogs
Expatriate painters
Gallery directors
Gallery records
Landscape painters
Painters
Painters
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Women art dealers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8200
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210371
AAA_collcode_gechleon
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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