California Art Club guest register and scrapbooks, 1927-1961
California Art Club
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1.5 linear ft.
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Twelve scrapbooks contain clippings, exhibition catalogs, bulletins, and press releases concerning the club's activities and art-related events in the Los Angeles area (1928-1961). The clippings include reviews of exhibitions and obituaries. Three scrapbooks contain sketches, watercolors, and other art works and photographs of works (1934-1945), and a membership list (1928-1931). A guest register covers the period from 1927 to 1931.
California Art Club guest register and scrapbooks, 1927-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The largest and most influential Los Angeles art organization during the early 20th century, the California Art Club was organized in 1909 from the Painters' Club. Conservative in focus, the group's primary purpose was to hold exhibitions for the sale of members' works.
The donor, Henry Ketting Olivier, is a past president of the California Art Club.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001