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Stendahl Art Galleries records, 1907-1971

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Creator:
Stendahl Art Galleries
Subject:
Kandinsky, Wassily
Picasso, Pablo
Beltran-Masses, Federico
Feshin, Nikolai Ivanovich
Montenegro, Roberto
Schofield, Walter Elmer
Genth, Lillian Mathilde
Stendahl, Earl L.
Kronberg, Louis
Pearson, Ralph M.
Rose, Guy
Zuloaga, Ignacio
Archipenko, Alexander
De Creeft, José
Calder, Alexander
Kleitsch, Joseph
Cantú, Federico
Orozco, José Clemente
Siqueiros, David Alfaro
Knight, Aston
Payne, Edgar (Alwin)
Kent, Rockwell
Gilbert, Arthur Hill
Guthrie, George B.
Szecsi, Ladislas
Pach, Walter
Charlot, Jean
Loeffler, Gisella
Eddy, Jerome
Rivera, Diego
Laurence, Sydney
Noguchi, Isamu
Hansen, Armin C. (Armin-Carl),
Wendt, William
Ritschel, William
Mérida, Carlos
Rose, Ethel Boardman
Gelhaar, Emil
Wildenstein and Company (New York, N.Y.)
Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art
Couvoisier Galleries
Demotte, inc. (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
7.5 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The records of the Los Angeles Stendahl Art Galleries measure 7.5 linear feet and date from 1907 to 1971. The collection is comprised of administrative and financial files, correspondence, exhibition files, and subject files on numerous artists, organizations, and other art-related topics. There is one scrapbook of clippings on the artist Edgar Payne.
Administrative and financial files concern advertising, publicity, consignments, inventory, purchases, sales, leases, and biographical information on Earl Stendahl.
The bulk of the correspondence is pre-World War II and is fairly extensive. It is with artists, organizations, collectors, art historians, galleries. Significant correspondents include Alexander Archipenko, Federico Beltran-Masses, Alexander Calder, Federico Cantú, Jean Charlot, Couvoisier Galleries, José de Creeft, Demotte Inc., Jerome Eddy, Lillian Genthe, Arthur Hill Gilbert, George B. Guthrie, Rockwell Kent, Louis Kronberg, Gisella Loeffler, Carlos Mérida, Isamu Noguchi, Walter Pach, Diego Rivera, Walter Elmer Schofield, David Alfaro Siquieros, Ladislas Szecsi, Wildenstein & Company, and many others.
Files are found for about ten exhibitions, including "Etching and Engravings by the Old Masters" (1921), "Airview Paintings" (1930), "American Landscape Art" (1930), "Arts of New Guinea" (1964), and for exhibitions of Emil Gelhaar, Wassily Kandinsky, Sydney Laurence, and Roberto Montenegro.
Subject files are found for numerous artists, art topics, galleries, and foundations. Most of the files consist of printed materials, but there is correspondence and additional primary source material found in files for Nicolai Ivanovich Feshin, the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, Armin Hansen, Joseph Kleitsch, Aston Knight, José Clemente Orozco, Edgar Payne, Ralph M. Pearson, Pablo Picasso, William Ritschel, Diego Rivera, Ethel B. Rose, Guy Rose, Walter Elmer Schofield, David Alfaro Siquieros, Ladislas Szecsi, William Wendt, and Ignacio Zuloaga.
Citation:
Stendahl Art Galleries records, 1907-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
All material donated in 1976 is available on legacy microfilm reels 2716-2725 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Users should note that the current arrangement of the papers does not match the order of the material on microfilm due to re-processing and the microfilm is incomplete.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Biography Note:
Earl Stendahl established Stendahl Art Galleries in 1911 in Los Angeles, California. Stendahl Art Galleries was founded 1911 by Earl Stendahl, and were an important part of Los Angeles' early 20th century arts scene. Initially Stendahl's focus was on California Impressionist paintings. He introduced modern art to the West Coast, before expanding into Pre-Columbian art, which became the gallery's specialty.
Provenance:
The Stendahl Art Galleries records were donated by Alfred Stendahl in 1976. An album of clippings was donated by Stendahl in 1995 via Nancy Moure.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Hispanic American art
Art, Modern
Prints
Art galleries, Commercial
Landscape painting
Gallery records
Art
Scrapbooks
Art, American
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5550
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210940
AAA_collcode_stenartg
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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