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Nicholas Wilder Gallery  Search this
Nicholas Wilder Gallery  Search this
Holland, Tom  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Moses, Ed  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Martin, Agnes  Search this
McCracken, John  Search this
Olitski, Jules  Search this
Price, Kenneth  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Yokomi, Richard  Search this
Twombly, Cy  Search this
Wilder, Nicholas  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Graham, Robert  Search this
Goode, Joe  Search this
Avedisian, Edward  Search this
Altoon, John  Search this
Davis, Ron  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
James Corcoran Gallery  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.4 Linear feet
The collection is arranged into four series: Series 1: Business Records, 1968-1978, 1980-1984, circa 1970s (Box 1; 5 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1974-1981, circa 1970s (Box 1; 4 folders) Series 3: Printed Material, 1976-1980, circa 1970s (Box 1; 9 folders) Series 4: Artist Files, 1944-1984, circa 1960s-1970s (Box 1-3; 2 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
The records of the Nicholas Wilder Gallery of Los Angeles measure 2.4 linear feet and date from 1944 through 1984, with the bulk of materials dating from 1968-1979. Scattered documentation of the contemporary art gallery's fourteen years of operation include artists' inventory cards, photographic transparencies, letters and correspondence, invitations, notes, business and financial documents, and printed materials.
Nicholas Wilder Gallery records, 1944-1984, bulk 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Getty Foundation
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Nicholas Wilder conducted by Ruth Bowman on July 18, 1988.<br /> Nicholas Wilder Gallery records, 1927-1980, are also located at the Getty Research Institute.
Biography Note:
In April 1965, Nicholas Wilder (1937-1989) founded his contemporary art gallery at 814 North La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. His interest in art started at Amherst College where he worked for the art department as a slide technician. While in graduate school at Stanford University, he worked at the Lanyon Gallery in Palo Alto, California. An initial offer of financial backing to open a gallery inspired a move to Los Angeles. Although that offer fell through, Wilder remained determined. In late 1964, Wilder sold shares of his future gallery to friends in order to secure funds. He bought the shares back shortly after opening.
Language Note:
English .
The Nicholas Wilder Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1998 by Matthew Curtis Klebaum, a friend of Wilder's and a former employee of the James Corcoran Gallery.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art dealers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
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Record number:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art