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Charles Campbell Gallery  Search this
Charles Campbell Gallery  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Brown, William Theo  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Felix Landau Gallery  Search this
Olivera, Nathan  Search this
Villa, Carlos  Search this
Mattox, Charles  Search this
Rustin, Jean  Search this
Farr, Charles Griffin  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth  Search this
Cook, Gordon  Search this
Wonner, Paul  Search this
Bellocq, E. J.  Search this
Battenberg, John N.  Search this
Allagaert, Peter  Search this
Asawa, Ruth  Search this
Hattis, Phyllis  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Sanchez, Stephani  Search this
Morton, Geer  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Berlind, Robert  Search this
Harvey, Robert  Search this
Ghent, Henri  Search this
Reichman, Fred  Search this
Qualters, Robert  Search this
Goray, John  Search this
Canfield Gallery  Search this
Forum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
San Francisco Art Dealers Association  Search this
Bryce Bannatyne Gallery  Search this
Allan Stone Gallery  Search this
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Visitors' books
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
17.6 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 5 series. Series 1: Business Correspondence, 1968-1996 (Boxes 1-3; 2.3 linear feet) Series 2: Business Records, circa 1968-2001 (Boxes 3-5; 2.3 linear feet) Series 3: Artist and Exhibition Files, 1960-1999 (Boxes 5-15; 10.7 linear feet) Series 4: Personal Files, circa 1972-circa 1998 (Boxes 16-17; 1.6 linear feet) Series 5: Printed Material, 1965-2000 (Boxes 17-19; 0.7 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Serices for more information.
The records of the Charles Campbell Gallery in San Francisco date from 1960 to 2001 and measure 17.6 linear feet. The records include business correspondence with galleries, curators, trusts, and individual buyers and sellers; business records consisting of administrative files, business notebooks, and financial material; artist and exhibition files; and Charles Campbell's related personal files that include correspondence, catalogs, newsletters, and clippings about jazz, and photos and travel. Substantial artist files exist for Nathan Oliveira, which contain original artwork and photos of the artist, Peter Allegaert, Gordon Cook, Charles Griffin Farr, Morris Graves, Robert Harvey, Geer Morton, Fred Reichman, Jean Rustin, Stephani Sanchez, and Wayne Thiebaud, among others.
Charles Campbell Gallery records, 1960-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian's Collection Care and Preservation Fund.
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.
Biography Note:
The Charles Campbell Gallery was established by Charles Campbell in 1972 in North Beach, San Francisco, following his ownership of The Louvre, a frame shop that he established in 1947. The Charles Campbell Gallery was among the most important San Francisco galleries of that era, especially for showing local artists. Campbell was a close friend of many of the leading Bay Area artists, most of whom had exhibibitions at his gallery, including Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, Hassel Smith, Elmer Bischoff, and Gordon Onslow-Ford. Some of the artists represented and shown at the gallery were later identified with the region's signature art movement, Bay Area Figuration, including Nathan Oliviera, Paul Wonner, Gordon Cook, William Theophilus Brown, James Weeks, and Joan Brown.
Language Note:
Collection is in English
Charles Campbell donated the Charles Campbell Gallery records in 2002.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Travel  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Law and art  Search this
Art Market  Search this
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Record number:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art