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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
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Charles Campbell Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-campgall
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Marian W. Sinton papers

Creator:
Sinton, Marian W., 1894-1980  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Carlo  Search this
Feldman, Bella Tabak, 1930-  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Rose, Henri Marie, 1922-  Search this
Siegriest, 1899-1989  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1971
Scope and Contents:
Thirty-nine letters, mostly thank-yous, to Sinton from mainly San Francisco Bay Area artists Carlo Anderson, Bella T. Feldman, Nathan Oliviera, Henri Marie Rose, Louis Siegriest, Wayne Thiebaud, Beth Van Hoesen and others; and a clipping dated September 16, 1967, about the poetry of Kenneth Patchen.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector; Hillsborough, Calif.
Provenance:
Donated 1985 by Ruth Steiner, daughter of Marian Sinton. The material formed part of a larger collection of prints and drawings from the estate of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Sinton and donated to the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, California Palace of the Legion of Honor (Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco).
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  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sintmari
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sintmari

Daniel M. Mendelowitz papers

Creator:
Mendelowitz, Daniel Marcus  Search this
Names:
Stanford University. Dept. of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Abramowitz, Carrie  Search this
Ackerman, Gerald M.  Search this
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006  Search this
Allen, Donald R.  Search this
Baxter, Robert, 1933-  Search this
Beall, Dennis Ray, 1929-  Search this
Berggruen, John Henry, 1943-  Search this
Boyle, Keith  Search this
Brakeley, Theresa C.  Search this
Breer, Robert  Search this
Brooks, E. Howard, 1921-  Search this
Brown, Philip  Search this
Bush, Robert  Search this
Casey, Richard  Search this
Castellons, Hilda  Search this
Chapman, Ruth  Search this
Chiswick, Lloyd  Search this
Cooney, William, Mrs  Search this
Culver, Kenneth Leon, 1903-  Search this
Curtis, Joan, 1914-  Search this
Cushing, Frederic S.  Search this
De Grummond, Lena Young  Search this
De Vries, Helen  Search this
Deaton, Charles, 1921-  Search this
Dinahanian, Richard  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Eisner, Elliot W.  Search this
Eitner, Lorenz  Search this
Elias, Hans, 1907-  Search this
Elsen, Albert Edward, 1927-  Search this
Fairbanks, Jonathan L.  Search this
Faulkner, Ray Nelson, 1906-  Search this
Fehl, Philipp P.  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Finch, Jean, 1933-  Search this
Forster-Hahn, Francoise  Search this
Gannett, Ruth Chrisman  Search this
Gilbert, Rita, 1942-  Search this
Gray, Lewis  Search this
Gruenberger, John  Search this
Gunn, Richard L., 1935-  Search this
Hamlin, Edith  Search this
Hellman, Judith Adler  Search this
Hoekema, James  Search this
Howard, Dan, 1931-  Search this
Imbrie, Andrew, 1921-  Search this
Kahn, Matt  Search this
Kearney, Patricia  Search this
Knesse, Carolyn  Search this
Knesse, Martin  Search this
Knowles, Joseph E.  Search this
Lasansky, Mauricio, 1914-  Search this
Leek, Thomas  Search this
Levine, Lawrence W.  Search this
Lewis, R. E.  Search this
Lowry, W. McNeil (Wilson McNeil), 1913-1993  Search this
Madison, Charles Allan, 1895-1985  Search this
Marfyak, Jan  Search this
Martell, Karla  Search this
McIntosh, David  Search this
McManus, Maureen Eleanor  Search this
Meyer, Susan E.  Search this
Meyer, William  Search this
Miller, Dwight Earl, 1929-  Search this
Moore, Bob  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Palmer, Herbert Bearl, 1915-2006  Search this
Paterson, Anthony R., 1934-  Search this
Powell, John  Search this
Powers, Harry  Search this
Prokopoff, Stephen S.  Search this
Renwick, Hugh  Search this
Richardson, John Adkins  Search this
Roth, Elizabeth E., 1918-  Search this
Russell, John, 1919-  Search this
Sears, Robert R., 1908-1989  Search this
Sidney, Neilma  Search this
Stewart, Marion C.  Search this
Studebaker, Jan  Search this
Tomko, George P.  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Wakeham, Duane A., 1931-  Search this
Walker, Robert A.  Search this
Wark, Robert R.  Search this
Wheeler, Daniel  Search this
Wilmerding, John  Search this
Extent:
5.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1950-1970]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, class lecture notes; manuscripts for published books, "History of American Art" (1960, 1969), "Drawing" (1967), "Drawing: A Work Book and A Guide to Drawing;" financial material; minutes from faculty meetings and plans for a new art building at Stanford University; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings.
Correspondents include: Carrie Abramowitz, Gerald Ackerman, Mark Adams, Judith Adler, Donald R. Allen, Robert Baxter, Dennis Beall, John Berggruen, Keith Boyle, Theresa C. Brakeley, Robert C. Breer, E. Howard Brooks, Philip Brown, Robert Bush, Richard Casey, Hilda Castellons, Ruth Chapman, Mrs. (Bebe) William Cooney, Lloyd Chiswick, Kenneth L. Culver, Joan Curtis, Frederic S. Cushing, Charles Deaton, Lena Young De Grummond, Helen De Vries, Richard Dinahanian, Lamar Dodd, Elliot W. Eisner, Lorenz Eitner, Hans Elias, Albert Elsen, Jonathan Fairbanks, Ray Faulkner, Philipp Fehl, Lorser Feitelson, Jean Finch, Francoise Forster, Ruth Gannett, Neilma Gantner, Rita Gilbert, Lewis Gray, John Gruenberger, Richard L. Gunn, Edith Hamlin, Betty Hoag, James Hoekema, Dan F. Howard, Andrew W. Imbrie, Matt Kahn, Patricia Kearney, Martin and Carolyn Knesse, Joseph E. Knowles, Mauricio Lasansky, Thomas Leek, Lawrence Levine, Raymond E. Lewis, W. McNeil Lowry, Charles A. Madison, Jan Marfyak, Karla Martell, David McIntosh, Susan E. Meyer, William Meyer, Dwight Miller, Bob Moore, Maureen McManus, Nathan Oliveira, Herbert Palmer, Anthony Paterson, Harry Powers, John Powell, Stephen S. Prokopoff, Hugh Renwick, John A. Richardson, Elizabeth E. Roth, John Russell, Robert R. Sears, Marion Clark Stewart, Jan Studebaker, George P. Tomko, Beth Van Hoesen, Duane Wakeham, Robert A. Walker, Robert R. Wark, Dan W. Wheeler, and John Wilmerding.
Biographical / Historical:
Daniel Marcus Mendelowitz (1905-1980) was an art historian, educator, and author from Stanford, Calif.
Provenance:
Donated 1982 by Mildred Mendelowitz, Mendelowitz's wife.
Occupation:
Art historians -- California  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Stanford  Search this
Educators -- California -- Stanford  Search this
Topic:
Drawing -- Study and teaching  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.menddani
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-menddani

Oral history interview with Gordon Cook

Interviewee:
Cook, Gordon  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Light, Alvin, 1931-  Search this
Lloyd, George  Search this
Neri, Manuel, 1930-  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Extent:
55 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 May 11-June 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Gordon Cook conducted 1981 May 11-1981 June 2, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Cook speaks of figurative art in California; his concern for the model's personality and expression; poses and props; interaction between the artist and the model; Patty Jordan as a model; professional and non-professional models. Cook also speaks of the San Francisco arts community and his association with Mark Adams, Elmer Nelson Bischoff, Joan Brown, William Theophilus Brown, Alvin Light, George Lloyd, Manuel Neri, Wayne Thiebaud, Beth Van Hoesen, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Gordon Cook (1927-1985) was a painter from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 59 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists' models -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Figurative art  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' models -- San Francisco, California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cook81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cook81

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

Oral history interview with Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen

Creator:
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1983 August 31-1984 February 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen conducted 1983 August 31-1984 February 24, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Adams and Van Hoesen speak of their backgrounds and art training; the figurative tradition in the Bay area; the importance of the model and the difference in Adams' and Van Hoesen's approaches to their subjects and to the nude. Van Hoesen discusses her series and book, "The Nude Man." Adams recalls Hans Hofmann.
Biographical / Historical:
Mark Adams, painter and tapissier (San Francisco, California) Beth Van Hoesen, painter and printmaker (San Francisco, California)
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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:
Tapissiers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Artists' models -- Interviews  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Nude in art  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.adams83
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adams83

Beth Van Hoesen: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Van Hoesen, Beth 1926-2010  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF003024
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141759

Petunia, (painting)

Painter:
Van Hoesen, Beth 1926-2010  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum South Hadley Massachusetts 01075 Accession Number: 2012.16.20
Date:
1973
Topic:
Object--Flower--Petunia  Search this
Control number:
IAP 60500327
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_459853

Beets, (painting)

Painter:
Van Hoesen, Beth 1926-2010  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum South Hadley Massachusetts 01075 Accession Number: 2012.16.9
Topic:
Object--Vegetable--Beet  Search this
Control number:
IAP 60500328
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_459854

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