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Leonid and Ethel Gechtoff papers

Creator:
Gechtoff, Leonid, 1883-1941  Search this
Gechtoff, Ethel  Search this
Names:
East & West Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Items (linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1918-1958
Scope and Contents:
Letters recieved, including several from J. Edgar Hoover concerning a painting by Leonid Gechtoff, 1935-1938; two autographed photographs of Hoover; photographs of Leonid Gechtoff and his work; a scrapbook, ca. 1918-1929, containing letters, photographs, exhibition catalogs, clippings and printed miscellany; naturalization papers for Ethel Gechtoff; and material concerning her East & West Gallery in San Francisco, 1956-1958, including leases, exhibition announcements, clippings, and a price list for works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Leonid Gechtoff was a Russian landscape painter who emigrated to this country in 1922; settling in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1923, where he remained until his death in 1941. His wife Ethel Gechtoff ran a Gallery in San Francisco 1956-1958.
Provenance:
The donor, Sonia Gechtoff, is the daughter of Leonid and Ethel Gechtoff, and also a painter.
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 -- Soviet Union  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Gallery directors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Women art dealers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- San Francisco
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.gechleon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gechleon

Paul Karlstrom interviews of and relating to Ruth Braunstein

Creator:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery  Search this
Braunstein, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
8 Gigabytes (Digital files)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Date:
2014-2017
Scope and Contents:
Fifteen Interviews conducted by Paul Karlstrom for a project he identified as the Ruth Braunstein Oral History Project conceived by Marna Braunstein Clark, Braunstein Trust, and funded by Braunstein's childhood friend Jody Gottfried Arnhold. Interviews are with Ruth Braunstein, founder and director of the Braunstein/Quay Gallery in San Francisco, and Braunstein's associates Tracy Bosche, Myra Block, Robert Brady, Rena Bransten, Mark Braunstein, Sylvia Brown, Marna Baunstein Clark, Diana Fuller, Walter Maciel, George Neubert, Peter Selz, Richard Shaw, Jeremy Stone and Shannon Trimble. The interviews were conducted in order to document the history of the Braunstein/Quay Gallery. The entire collection is born digital.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Karlstrom (1941- ) is former West Coast regional director of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Braunstein/Quay gallery records and a 2009 oral history interview with Ruth Braunstein.
Provenance:
Donated 2018 by Paul Karlstrom.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Gallery directors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- San Francisco
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.karlspaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-karlspaul

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