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Charles Campbell Gallery records, 1960-2001

Creator:
Charles Campbell Gallery  Search this
Charles Campbell Gallery  Search this
Subject:
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
Trini Gallery  Search this
Type:
Visitors' books
Sketches
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Travel  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Law and art  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5991
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)229525
AAA_collcode_campgall
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_229525
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Diana Crane, 1983 April 12

Interviewee:
Crane, Diana, 1946-  Search this
Crane, Diana, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Mark  Search this
Brown, William Theo  Search this
Cook, Gordon  Search this
Farr, Charles Griffin  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Nude in art  Search this
Artists' models -- San Francisco, California -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12972
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212308
AAA_collcode_crane83
Theme:
Photography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212308

Oral history interview with Charles Griffin Farr, 1964 Oct. 22

Interviewee:
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-1977  Search this
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-1977  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Fla.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Educators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Florida -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- Florida -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Florida -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12996
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213451
AAA_collcode_farr64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213451

Charles Griffin Farr papers, 1917-1977

Creator:
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-1977  Search this
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-1977  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8104
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210275
AAA_collcode_farrchar
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210275

Self-Portrait

Artist:
Charles Griffin Farr, born Birmingham, AL 1908-died San Francisco, CA 1997  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Griffin Farr  Search this
Charles Griffin Farr  Search this
Medium:
pencil on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 16 5/8 x 14 in. (42.2 x 35.5 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1989
Topic:
Occupation\art\painter  Search this
Portrait male\self-portrait  Search this
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery
Object number:
1991.34
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk70d3de9fd-2e40-4960-8d41-f55dfe3e0361
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.34

Charles Griffin Farr

Artist:
Charles Griffin Farr, 1908 - 1977  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Griffin Farr, 1908 - 1977  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76cm x 61cm (29 15/16" x 24"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1945-1955
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Drape  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Artist's Effects\Paintbrush  Search this
Home Furnishings\Mirror  Search this
Charles Griffin Farr: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Charles Griffin Farr: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Oakland Museum of California
Object number:
73.115
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm411cd6e65-cb76-4ab0-a4d8-e625f1eb4b2f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_73.115

Charles Campbell Gallery records

Creator:
Charles Campbell Gallery  Search this
Names:
Allan Stone Gallery  Search this
Bryce Bannatyne Gallery  Search this
Canfield Gallery  Search this
Forum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
San Francisco Art Dealers Association  Search this
Trini Gallery  Search this
Allagaert, Peter  Search this
Asawa, Ruth  Search this
Battenberg, John N., 1931-  Search this
Bellocq, E. J.  Search this
Berlind, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-  Search this
Cook, Gordon  Search this
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-  Search this
Felix Landau Gallery  Search this
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Goray, John  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Harvey, Robert  Search this
Hattis, Phyllis  Search this
Mattox, Charles, 1910-1996  Search this
Morton, Geer  Search this
Olivera, Nathan  Search this
Qualters, Robert  Search this
Reichman, Fred, 1925-  Search this
Rustin, Jean, 1928-  Search this
Sanchez, Stephani  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Villa, Carlos, 1936-2013  Search this
Wonner, Paul, 1920-2008  Search this
Extent:
17.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Visitors' books
Sketches
Date:
1960-2001
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents:
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.

The records are a rich resource for documenting the Bay Area Figuration art movement in the San Francisco region.

Business correspondence is with galleries, curators, trusts, and individuals mostly regarding loans and sales. Correspondents include Allan Stone Gallery, Bryce Bannatyne Gallery, Canfield Gallery, Forum Gallery, Felix Landau Gallery, Henri Ghent, Barbara Guest, Phyllis Hattis, and Trini Gallery, among many others. Although there is scattered correspondence with artists filed among the business correspondence, the bulk of the gallery's correspondence with artists is found in the Artist and Exhibition Files.

Business records include administrative files comprised of mailing lists, business registration records, newsletters, information about affiliated organizations (including The San Francisco Art Dealers Association), and records and clippings about arts law. Gallery notebooks contain information about the gallery's day-to-day activities and also include inventories, contacts, accounting information, and lists of business arrangements and dealings. Financial materials include appraisal and consignment records, invoices, insurance records,donation records, and a vendor analysis report comprise the financial material.

Almost two-thirds of the collection is comprised of artist and exhibition files. In addition to the artistis listed above, there are substantial artist files for Ruth Asawa, E. J. Bellocq, Elmer Bischoff, Robert Berlind, John Battenberg, Joan Brown, William Theophilus Brown, Charles Mattox, Robert Qualters, Beth Van Hoesen, Carlos Villa, Paul Wonner, among many others. The artist files also include artwork, such as pen and ink and pencil sketches by Peter Allegaert, ink and gouache sketches by Nathan Oliveira, and a pen and ink sketch by John Goray. Scattered photos depict artists (notably Oliveira), their studios, artwork and installation shots, and exhibition attendee notebooks document shows from 1978 to 1987.

The collection also contains personal correspondence and files relating to Charles Campbell's interest in jazz and travel. These records include music catalogs, clippings, newsletters, correspondence, brochures, tickets, maps, travel agendas, and photos. Campbell's personal correspondence is scattered throughout the collection, and documents Charles' and his wife Esther's friendships with artists and others.
Arrangement:
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)
Biographical / Historical:
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.

Campbell partnered with Paul Thiebaud in 1990 and the gallery changed its name to the Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, and began to show a fresh roster of artists. The partnership ended on friendly terms in 2001, with the business becoming the Paul Thiebaud Gallery. After this, Campbell re-established his independent gallery for a short while collaborating with a former gallery assistant Steven Lopez. This collaboration ended in a lawsuit resolved in 2007-2008 that essentially dissolved the gallery in all but name.

Campbell was also very interested in jazz and he was at one point the manager of trombone player Turk Murphy. They briefly ran a club together in San Francisco, The Italian Villa.

Charles Campbell died in 2014 at the age of 99.
Provenance:
Charles Campbell donated the Charles Campbell Gallery records in 2002.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Serices for more information.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Travel  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Law and art  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California
Genre/Form:
Visitors' books
Sketches
Citation:
Charles Campbell Gallery records, 1960-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.campgall
See more items in:
Charles Campbell Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-campgall
Online Media:

Farr, Charles Griffin

Collection Creator:
Charles Campbell Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 22-35
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981-1995
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Serices for more information.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Charles Campbell Gallery records, 1960-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Charles Campbell Gallery records
Charles Campbell Gallery records / Series 3: Artist and Exhibition Files / 3.1: Individual Artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-campgall-ref133

Farr, Charles Griffin

Collection Creator:
Downtown Gallery  Search this
Container:
Reel 5648 (Box 110), Frame 535-542
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Downtown Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. 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. Prior to publishing information regarding sales transactions, researchers are responsible for obtaining written permission from both artist and purchaser involved. If it cannot be established after a reasonable search whether an artist or purchaser is living, it can be assumed that the information may be published sixty years after the date of sale.
Collection Citation:
Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Downtown Gallery records
Downtown Gallery records / Series 8: Photographs / 8.3: Photographs of Works of Art
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-downgall-ref1924

Farr, Charles Griffin

Collection Creator:
Downtown Gallery  Search this
Container:
Reel 5547 (Box 23), Frame 927-950
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1945
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Downtown Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. 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. Prior to publishing information regarding sales transactions, researchers are responsible for obtaining written permission from both artist and purchaser involved. If it cannot be established after a reasonable search whether an artist or purchaser is living, it can be assumed that the information may be published sixty years after the date of sale.
Collection Citation:
Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Downtown Gallery records
Downtown Gallery records / Series 2: Artist Files, A - Z
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-downgall-ref454

Oral history interview with Charles Griffin Farr

Interviewee:
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Fla.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings, 5 in.)
23 Pages (Transcript: (on one microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Oct. 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Charles Griffin Farr conducted 1964 Oct. 22, by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Farr speaks of his background and education; working as a sculpture and pottery restorer in the Federal Art Project (FAP); working on murals and as an art teacher in Key West, Florida for the FAP; and his feelings about the FAP and its influence on his career.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, mural painter, educator; California.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Educators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Florida -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- Florida -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Florida -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.farr64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-farr64

Charles Griffin Farr papers

Creator:
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((212 items, on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1917-1977
Scope and Contents:
16 letters; a genealogy; 48 exhibition catalogues; a 1943 newsletter of the War Art Unit; 31 clippings; 41 slides and 35 photographs of paintings; and 28 photographs of Farr and friends. Among them are photographs of Balcomb and Gertrude Greene, Karl Kasten, and John Langley Howard, and one by Imogen Cunningham.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and teacher (San Francisco, Calif.) died 1977.
Provenance:
Donated 1978 by Charles Griffin Farr.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.farrchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-farrchar

Oral history interview with Diana Crane

Interviewee:
Crane, Diana, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Cook, Gordon  Search this
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1983 April 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Diana Crane conducted 1983 April 12, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Crane speaks of her background and education; the beginning of her career as an artist's model; her interests in filmmaking and serigraphy; her first teaching job; posing for Mark Adams, Beth Van Hoesen, Wayne Thiebaud, William Theoophilus Brown, Gordon Cook, and Charles Griffin Farr; erotic aspects of nude modeling; the effect of her work upon her personal life; her self-portraiture; her photographic work.
Biographical / Historical:
Diana Crane (1946-) is a photographer and artist's model from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Occupation:
Artists' models -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Nude in art  Search this
Artists' models -- San Francisco, California -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.crane83
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-crane83

Charles Griffin Farr, 1908-1984 [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_11659

Charles Griffin Farr, recent paintings, drawings and selected works 1936-1955 : [exhibition] : March 7-30, 1996, Contemporary Realist Gallery

Author:
Farr, Charles Griffin 1908-  Search this
Contemporary Realist Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Farr, Charles Griffin 1908- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
N6537.F32 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638934

Charles Griffin Farr, a retrospective : the Oakland Museum, Art Special Gallery, March 24-May 20, 1984 [and] the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas, August 24-October 7, 1984 / sponsored by the Women's Board of the Oakland Museum Association

Author:
Farr, Charles Griffin 1908-  Search this
Oakland Museum  Search this
Art Museum of South Texas  Search this
Subject:
Farr, Charles Griffin 1908- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
C1984
Call number:
N40.1 .F228
N40.1.F228
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_227243

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