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James Vigeveno Galleries (Ojai, Calif.)  Search this
Vigeveno, James  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.9 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as three series. Series 1: Sales Records, 1941-1981 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 4) Series 2: Printed Materials, 1941-1981 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 2-3, 5) Series 3: Portraits of Vigeveno, 1941-1981 (2 folders; Boxes 3, 5)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The records of California gallery James Vigeveno Galleries measure 2.9 linear feet and date from 1940 to 1975. The collection comprises sales records consisting of photograph albums, negatives, and card files; printed materials containing exhibition announcements and catalogs, and scrapbooks documenting exhibitions held at the gallery; and two photographic portraits of Vigeveno.
James Vigeveno Galleries records, 1940-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Use Note:
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Biography Note:
The James Vigeveno Galleries operated in Los Angeles from 1940 to 1956 and Ojai, a music and art/craft community located just north of Los Angeles, from 1957 to 1975. From 1957 to 1964 there were also periodic exhibitions of works from the Vigeveno Collection at the Bel-Air Hotel. Vigeveno (1895-1977) dealt primarily with French "modern and primitive" works, including artists of the School of Paris. American art, especially artists from California, were also represented. In addition, Chinese ceramics and Dutch and Flemish old master paintings were exhibited. Artists represented included Grandma Moses, Everett Shinn, John O'Shea, Rouault, Picasso, Chagall, Utrillo, William Ritschell, and others.
Language Note:
English .
The James Vigeveno Galleries photograph albums were donated in 1987 by Annie Vigeveno, James Vigeveno's widow. Other material was donated in 2001, 2002, and 2005 by Tim and Lynn Mason, collectors of California art.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art