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B. C. Holland Gallery records

Creator:
B.C. Holland Gallery  Search this
Holland, B. C. (Bud C.), 1922-1994  Search this
Names:
Holland-Goldowsky Gallery  Search this
Bouras, Harry  Search this
Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969  Search this
Callery, Mary, 1903-1977  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-  Search this
Dugmore, Edward, 1915-  Search this
Ginzel, Roland, 1921-  Search this
Goldberg, Michael, 1924-  Search this
Goldowsky, Noah  Search this
Goodnough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Goto, Joseph, 1920-  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hatofsky, Jerry, 1922-  Search this
Hunt, Richard, 1935-  Search this
Johnson, Lester, 1919-2010  Search this
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
Leslie, Alfred, 1927-  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Loew, Michael, 1907-1985  Search this
Oppenheim, Dennis, 1938-2011  Search this
Pace, Stephen, 1918-  Search this
Resnick, Milton, 1917-2004  Search this
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Spaventa, George, 1918-  Search this
Steinberg, Saul  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Vicente, Esteban, 1903-2001  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1942-1991
bulk 1959-1965
Summary:
The records of the B. C. Holland Gallery measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1942-1991 (bulk dates 1959-1965). Founded in Chicago, Illinois by Bud C. Holland and Noah Goldowsky, the collection documents over 98 artists associated with the gallery. Documentation includes invoices, correspondence between artists and gallery owners, price lists, exhibition catalogs and print materials, magazine and newspaper clippings, photographs, and slides, and some business records of the gallery.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the B. C. Holland Gallery measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1942-1991 (bulk dates 1959-1965). Founded in Chicago, Illinois by Bud C. Holland and Noah Goldowsky, the collection documents over 98 artists associated with the gallery. Documentation includes invoices, correspondence between artists and gallery owners, price lists, exhibition catalogues and print materials, magazine and newspaper clippings, photographs, and slides, and some business records of the gallery.

Artists of note include: Harry Bouras, Paul Burlin, Mary Callery, Elaine de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, Edward Dugmore, Roland Ginzel (including 2 ink drawings), Michael Goldberg, Robert Goodnough, Joseph Goto, Philip Guston, Julius Hatofsky, Richard Hunt (includes 18 files and a landscape plan of John J. Madden Clinic sculpture installation), Lester Johnson, Ellen Lanyon, Alfred Leslie, Jacques Lipchitz, Michael Loew, Knox Martin, Dennis Oppenheim, Stephen Pace, Milton Resnick, Larry Rivers, Aaron Siskind, George Spaventa, Saul Steinberg, Jack Tworkov, and Estaban Vicente.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Artist files, 1942-1991 (2.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, OV 3)

Series 2: Business records, 1961-1963 (1 folder; Box 2)
Biographical / Historical:
B. C. Holland Gallery (1957-1994) was founded by Bud C. Holland and Noah Goldowsky, and was initially known as the Holland-Goldowsky Gallery. It held exhibitions and sold artwork for Chicago artists and many artists of the New York School. Holland bought out his partner and renamed the gallery the B. C. Holland Gallery in August 1961. The gallery closed upon Holland's death in 1994.

Bud C. Holland entered the jewelry business, after serving in WWII as a bomber pilot, where he began collecting artwork. He opened his first art gallery in 1957. During the 1960s pop trend, Holland was drawn towards abstract expressionism and other art forms, which he focused on in his gallery. He began selling his collection when he was diagnosed with cancer, and died at 72 in Chicago, Illinois, 29 December 1994.
Provenance:
The B. C. Holland Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Bud C. Holland's widow, Claire Y. Holland, in 1995.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The B. C. Holland Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Artists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
B. C. Holland Gallery records, 1942-1991, bulk 1959-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bcholl
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B. C. Holland Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bcholl
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Burt Chernow papers

Creator:
Chernow, Burt  Search this
Names:
Housatonic Community College (Bridgeport, Conn.)  Search this
Housatonic Museum of Art  Search this
Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection  Search this
Westport-Weston Arts Council (Westport, Conn.)  Search this
Arman, 1928-2005  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Christo, 1935- (Wrapped Reichstag)  Search this
Hendricks, Barkley L., 1945-  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, 1935-2009  Search this
Johnson, Lester, 1919-2010  Search this
Peterdi, Gabor  Search this
Woodham, Jean, 1925-  Search this
Zúñiga, Francisco, 1912-1998  Search this
Extent:
21.8 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Transcriptions
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Date:
1930-2002
Summary:
The papers of Burt Chernow measure 21.8 linear feet and consist mainly of research materials gathered and produced in the course of writing Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography over an extensive period of close contact with the subjects, from the early 1980s until Chernow's death in 1997. Research materials for the biography include photocopies of personal documents of the Christos, hundreds of recorded interviews with Christo, Jeanne-Claude, their family members, and their associates, transcripts of interviews and research on interview subjects, other collected research material compiled chronologically, drafts of the biography written by Chernow, drafts of the biography and its epilogue produced after Chernow's death, and business records related to the book's production, which include significant correspondence with the Christos. Also found are the published German and U.S. editions of the biography, printed materials and photographs related to the book's subject matter, and fabric samples from five of the Christos' projects undertaken during Chernow's association with them. Chernow's career as an art critic, writer, educator, and arts advocate, primarily in Southern Connecticut, is documented in Chernow's other writings, organizational records, printed materials, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Burt Chernow measure 21.8 linear feet and consist mainly of research materials gathered and produced in the course of writing Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography over an extensive period of close contact with the subjects, from the early 1980s until Chernow's death in 1997. Research materials for the biography include photocopies of personal documents of the Christos, hundreds of recorded interviews with Christo, Jeanne-Claude, their family members, and their associates, transcripts of interviews and research on interview subjects, other collected research material compiled chronologically, drafts of the biography written by Chernow, drafts of the biography and its epilogue produced after Chernow's death, and business records related to the book's production, which include significant correspondence with the Christos. Also found are the published German and U.S. editions of the biography, printed materials and photographs related to the book's subject matter, and fabric samples from five of the Christos' projects undertaken during Chernow's association with them.

Chernow's career as an art critic, writer, educator, and arts advocate, primarily in Southern Connecticut, is documented in Chernow's other writings, organizational records, printed materials, and photographs. Other writings include drafts of articles, lectures, exhibition reviews, and catalog essays, some of which include research material gathered on the subjects. Artists written about by Chernow include Arman, Milton Avery, Barkley Hendricks, Francisco Zuñiga, Lester Johnson, Gabor Peterdi, and Jean Woodham, among many others, and including many Connecticut artists. A recorded interview with Arman, as well as transcripts of multiple interviews with Zuñiga, are filed with these writings. Also found are many writings and lectures related to the value of visual art in public life and in elementary and higher education. Numerous lectures by Chernow about several of the Christos' large-scale projects are also found, one of which, on the Wrapped Reichstag, is recorded on video.

Organizational records document Chernow's involvement in various art education organizations, his years of teaching at Housatonic Community College, his development of the Housatonic Museum of Art collection, and his work with several local arts organizations in Westport, Conn., including the Westport Arts Advisory Council, the Westport Arts Center, the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection Committee, and the Westport Weston Arts Council. Types of documents found include correspondence, clippings, photographs, flyers, and notes.

Printed material includes many of the books written by Chernow, and monographs and magazines which included essays on specific artists by Chernow. A file of clippings about Chernow spanning his career is also found. Photographs include prints, negatives, and contact sheets, and consist mainly of photographs of artists, many of which were taken by Chernow, and many of which are signed by the artists with a personal note to the Chernows. A handful of personal photographs of the Chernows are also found.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Research Material for -- Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography -- , 1930-2002 (17.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-17, 23, OV 24)

Series 2: Other Writing, 1962-1999 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 17-19)

Series 3: Organizational Records, 1963-2000 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 19-20, 23, OV 24)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1960-2002 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 20-21, 23)

Series 5: Photographs, 1950-1997 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 21-23, OV 24)
Biographical / Historical:
Burt Chernow was an art historian, writer, educator, collector, and dealer who founded the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and who, upon his retirement from Housatonic Community College, became the authorized biographer of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, which he researched through close contact with the Christos from 1984 until his death in 1997. Although he had not completed the biography when he died, his wife Ann Chernow saw the manuscript through to publication, and the biography, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography, was first published in Germany in 2000, and then in the United States in 2002.

Born in New York City in 1933, Chernow earned a master's degree in art education at New York University in 1960, and began his career as an art teacher in the Westport, Connecticut public schools, later joining the faculty of the Art Department at the Housatonic Community College, where he eventually became the department's director. He also taught at the Museum of Modern Art, organizing the Children's Art Carnival in Harlem through the museum, and at Silvermine School of the Arts, the A.B.C.D. Arts Center in Bridgeport, Conn., and the Stamford Museum. While on faculty at Housatonic Community College, he began collecting original artworks, mainly through donations directly from the artists, for what eventually became the Housatonic Museum of Art. Over the course of nearly 30 years he amassed over 4000 works for the collection, the largest of its kind for a community college, and remained the museum's Emeritus Director until his death. He remained active in civic arts organizations in Westport as well, where he was a founding member of the Westport Arts Center, served on the Westport Arts Advisory Council, and helped to establish the annual Westport Arts Awards.

Upon his retirement from the Housatonic faculty in 1984, Chernow approached Christo and Jeanne-Claude about becoming their authorized biographer. He had participated in their project Surrounded Islands in Miami in 1983, and had played a role in exhibitions and artist talks by Christo at the Aldrich Museum (1981) and the Wadsworth Atheneum (1978) as well. He and his wife Ann Chernow attended and helped to document the Wrapped Pont Neuf (1985) in Paris, and then visited Christo's family in Bulgaria in 1986. It was after their Bulgarian trip that Christo and Jeanne-Claude agreed to authorize him to write their biography, and Chernow's research began in earnest. He conducted hundreds of interviews with them, their family, and associates, participated in the major large-scale projects that took place between 1985 and 1995, and completed a draft of the biography up to the year 1982 before he died suddenly in 1997. After his death, his wife Ann Chernow saw the biography through to publication. It was published with an epilogue by Wolfgang Volz, the Christos' official photographer, bringing the Christos' story up to date from where Chernow had left off, first in Germany, and later in the United States and Italy.

Chernow wrote many books, catalogs, and articles about other artists as well, including Milton Avery, Francisco Zuniga, Gabor Peterdi, Will Barnet, Jean Woodham, and Lester Johnson, among others, and published and lectured widely on the subjects of art education and public art.
Provenance:
Donated 2002 by Ann Chernow, the widow of Burt Chernow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Burt Chernow papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art critics -- Connecticut  Search this
Authors -- Connecticut  Search this
Educators -- Connecticut  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Transcriptions
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Burt Chernow papers, 1930-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cherburt
See more items in:
Burt Chernow papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cherburt

Lester Johnson: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001568
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140076

Lester Johnson : [recent paintings : May 7-June 7, 1985]

Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Physical description:
[6] p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1985
[1985]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1010564

Lester Johnson, paintings

Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Gimpel Fils  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 15 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1979
[1979]
Call number:
ND237.J724 A4 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1010565

Lester Johnson, 1959 : exhibition of paintings and drawings

Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1959
[1959?]
Call number:
ND237.J724 A4 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1010566

The kaleidoscopic crowd : [Lester Johnson paintings, 1970-1974 / introd. by Burt Chernow ; with a statement by Harold Rosenberg]

Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Chernow, Burt  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Physical description:
67, [4] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
[1975]
Topic:
Crowds in art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.J684 C5
N40.1.J684C5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_63023

Lester Johnson : paintings 1967-1968 : opening February 1 through 22 / [text by Nancy Ellison]

Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Ellison, Nancy  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Physical description:
12 p. : ill., port. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1969
[1969?]
Call number:
ND237.J724 A4 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_909294

Lester Johnson : [Martha Jackson Gallery, January 8 through February 2, 1963]

Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Physical description:
14 p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1963
Call number:
ND237.J724 A4 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_909312

Lester Johnson

Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Chernow, Burt  Search this
Peter Findlay Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
Call number:
ND237.J724 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_997768

Lester Johnson : the sixties, with an emphasis on the Passing Men series : November 10-December 5, 1998 / with excerpts from Lawrence Cam[p]bell ... [et al.]

Title:
Sixties, with an emphasis on the Passing Men series
Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Campbell, Lawrence 1914-1998  Search this
Peter Findlay Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : col. ill., port. ; 22 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
[1998]
Topic:
Men in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1005347

Lester Johnson : the Milford paintings, 1964-65 / introduction by Harold Rosenberg

Title:
Milford paintings, 1964-65
Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold 1906-1978  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1966
[1966?]
Call number:
ND237.J724 A4 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_832129

Lester Johnson paintings 1971-1973

Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
1975]
Call number:
ND237.J67 M3
N40.1.J684M37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_114847

Lester Johnson, street scenes : 11 March to 12 April 1980

Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919-  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1980
C1980
Call number:
ND237.J724 A4 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642636

Lester Johnson : four decades of painting : September 28 through October 30, 2004 / essay by Dore Ashton

Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010-  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
David Klein Gallery  Search this
James Goodman Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919-  Search this
Physical description:
22 leaves : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_741497

Lester Johnson : the city, November-10 December 1977 / Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Ltd.

Title:
Johnson : November-10 December 1977
Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010-  Search this
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged.) : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1977
C1977
Call number:
ND237.J724 A4 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_903972

Lester Johnson : the early paintings, 1957-1967

Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010-  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
Call number:
ND237.J724 A4 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_909298

The changing figure 1962-1982 : [exhibition] Sideo Fromboluti, Paul Georges, Lester Johnson, Nicholas Marsicano, May 1-26, 1982

Author:
Landmark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Fromboluti, Sideo  Search this
Georges, Paul 1923-2002  Search this
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Marsicano, Nicholas  Search this
Physical description:
[11] p. : chiefly ill. ; 20 x 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
[1982]
20th century
Topic:
Figure painting  Search this
Human figure in art  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND1292 .L25
ND1292.L25
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_163900

Out of the fifties, into the sixties : 6 figurative expressionists

Author:
Delaney, Beauford 1901-1979  Search this
Golub, Leon 1922-2004  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Müller, Jan 1922-1958  Search this
Thompson, Bob 1937-1966  Search this
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2001
[2001]
Topic:
Figurative expressionism  Search this
Call number:
N6758.5.F53 O98 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_614580

Lester Johnson : retrospective, the 1940's to the present : an exhibition of selected oils, watercolors and drawings from the artist's personal collection, November 18 through December 1989 / introduction by Jo Valenti ; foreword by David J. Barnett ; edited by David J. Barnett and Michelle L. Johnston

Author:
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Barnett, David J  Search this
Johnston, Michelle L  Search this
David Barnett Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lester 1919-  Search this
Physical description:
25 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
[1989]
Call number:
ND237.J724 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640514

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