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Grace Nicholson: Inventories and Clippings

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Container:
Box 262A, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928 - 1968
Restrictions:
Image number 011 "Holiday Handcraft" has been removed from the slideshow due to culutral sensitivity.
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref14859
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Richard Dempsey papers

Creator:
Dempsey, Richard W., 1909-  Search this
Names:
Art in Embassies Program (U.S.)  Search this
Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Franz Bader Gallery  Search this
Howard University  Search this
United States. Embassy (Colombia)  Search this
United States. Embassy (Jamaica)  Search this
Brooks, Vonja Kirkland  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Perlmutter, Jack, 1920-2006  Search this
Waters, Ethel, 1896-1977  Search this
Extent:
2.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Poetry
Sketches
Place:
Colombia -- Description and Travel
Date:
1929-1989
bulk 1960s-1980s
Summary:
The papers of painter Richard W. Dempsey measure 2.9 linear feet and date from 1929 to 1989, with the bulk of the papers dating from the 1960s to the 1980s. The papers contain biographcial material, correspondence, writings, project and exhibition files, printed material, photographs, and artwork and notes related to planning artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Richard W. Dempsey measure 2.9 linear feet and date from 1929 to 1989, with the bulk of the papers dating from the 1960s to the 1980s. The papers contain biographical material, correspondence, writings, project and exhibition files, printed material, photographs, and artwork and notes related to planning artwork.

Biographical material consists of employment records; resumes, chronologies, and biographies; and compiled personal papers that may have once been part of scrapbooks. These materials are not bound, but have remained together and in the order in which they were received. This series also includes a folder of material related to Dempsey's wife, Vonja Kirkland Brooks.

Correspondence includes letters both sent, and received by the artist, primarily concerning the exhibition of Dempsey's paintings at the Franz Bader Gallery, the Atlanta University Gallery, Howard University, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the U.S. Embassies in Colombia and Jamaica, and with the Art in Embassies Program. Notable correspondents include Jack Perlmutter, Ethel Waters, and Jacob Lawrence. Personal and professional correspondence are intermingled throughout.

Writings include notes and drafts of lectures and other course materials, as well as excerpts and quotes from reviews of exhibitions of Dempsey's work. These excerpts, usually titled "comments," are frequently copied out by hand. Also included in this series are two folders of poetry.

Project and exhibition files include photographs; correspondence; lists; sketches and other plans; and printed material including clippings and exhibition announcements. Materials related to his Rosenwald Fellowship, his participation in the Art in Embassies program, his many exhibitions at Franz Bader Gallery, and his international exhibitions in Colombia and Jamaica are featured. Some files in this series may only include photographs or sketches.

Photographs are primarily of Dempsey's work and of exhibitions. There are some of the artist and of his Takoma Park, MD home and studio (designed by Harry Ormston of McLean, VA and occasionally featured in architecture articles).

Artwork is primarily composed of sketches, often with detailed planning notes for the completion of paintings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1930-1987 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1938-1985, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1981, undated (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 4: Project and Exhibition Files, 1929-1986 (Boxes 1-2; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1930s-1989, undated (Boxes 2-3; 0.4 linear feet, OV 5)

Series 6: Photographic Material, 1932-1981, undated (Boxes 3-4; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1965-1981, undated, (Box 4; 5 folders, OV 5)
Biographical / Historical:
Richard W. Dempsey (1909-1987) was a painter known primarily for his abstract works and his portraits of prominent African American individuals including Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington, Thurgood Marshall, and Adam Clayton Powell. He was born in Ogden, Utah, but spent the majority of his youth in Oakland, California. He studied art at Sacramento Junior College, the California School of Arts and Crafts, and the Student Arts Center. Dempsey had four exhibitions in California before moving to Washington, D.C. to begin work as an engineering draftsman with the Federal Power Commission in 1941. He later transferred to a position as an illustrator with the General Services Administration (GSA), where he would spend the rest of his nearly 30-year government career.

In addition to his work with the GSA, Dempsey participated in the Art in Embassies program for decades, and his work was chosen by Congressman Adam Clayton Powell to hang in the Education Labor Committee rooms.

Dempsey was awarded a Julius Rosenwald Fellowship in 1946 to paint 100 portriats of "Outstanding American Negros." He taught art courses at the Corcoran School of Art and at Glen Echo and received invitations to exhibit around the world in places like Haiti, Colombia, and Jamaica. He exhibited frequently in the U.S., most often with Franz Bader Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel 4368) including a photograph album chronicling Dempsey's 1951 trip to Haiti and other photographic material. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Richard Dempsey papers were initially lent for microfilming in 1990 by Vonja Kirkland Dempsey, Richard Dempsey's widow. After the collection was microfilmed, Vonja Kirkland Dempsey donated the bulk of the collection, excluding some photographic material, in 1990.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Educators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Portrait painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Jamaica -- Description and Travel  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Poetry
Sketches
Citation:
Richard Dempsey papers, 1929-1989, bulk 1960s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.demprich
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Richard Dempsey papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-demprich

Piedmont Park

Creator:
Rancho Antonio  Search this
Peralta, Don Luis  Search this
Reed, Mr  Search this
Havens, Frank C.  Search this
City Of Piedmont  Search this
Hardesty Associates  Search this
Landscape architect:
Hardesty, Nancy  Search this
Julin, Richard  Search this
Bates, Denise C.  Search this
Architect:
Farr, Albert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Pasadena
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Date:
1900
General:
About 1900 postcard of Sulfur Springs Grotto. Stairway and Grotto still extant. Art Gallery in bacground vanished. 1995 Fern Poject planted above grotto. Note: at the time this was built, spring rocks and waterfalls of concrete were a popular construction method. Examples still existing are Sutro falls in Golden Gate Park and the cliffs constructed by william Sutro across from the Cliff House. San Francisco. DonaldR. Church collection. (original still in collection - duplicate 35mm slide provided to Smithsonian).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Stairs  Search this
Rockwork  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Hillsides  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Benches  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA318015
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA318: Pasadena -- Piedmont Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25424

Piedmont Park

Creator:
Rancho Antonio  Search this
Peralta, Don Luis  Search this
Reed, Mr  Search this
Havens, Frank C.  Search this
City Of Piedmont  Search this
Hardesty Associates  Search this
Landscape architect:
Hardesty, Nancy  Search this
Julin, Richard  Search this
Bates, Denise C.  Search this
Architect:
Farr, Albert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Pasadena
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Date:
1900
General:
C. 1900 postcard of Sulfur Springs Grotto. Stairway and Grotto still extant. Art Gallery in background has vanished. 1995 Fern Poject planted above grotto. Note: at the time this was built, spring rocks and waterfalls of concrete were a popular construction method. Examples still existing are Sutro falls in Golden Gate Park and the cliffs constructed by William Sutro across from the Cliff House in San Francisco. Donald R. Church Collection. (duplicate 35mm slide provided to Smithsonian).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Postcards  Search this
Driveways  Search this
People  Search this
Palms  Search this
Trees in cities  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA318123
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA318: Pasadena -- Piedmont Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25428

Huntington Botanical Garden

Creator:
Huntington, Arabella & Henry  Search this
Huntington Library  Search this
Landscape architect:
Hunt, Myron  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- San Marino
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- San Marino
Date:
1920
General:
Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanic Gardens, South Terrace.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Balconies  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Patios  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Mansions  Search this
Botanical gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA276013
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA276: San Marino -- Huntington Botanical Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25763

Meet Eric Fischl

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-01-05T15:46:10.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_I7jTsTC5HnE

Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970

Creator:
Solomon, Alan R.  Search this
Solomon, Alan R.  Search this
Subject:
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Fahlström, Öyvind  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Bontecou, Lee  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Provinciali, Michele  Search this
Reed, Lou  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Mulas, Ugo  Search this
Sonnabend, Ileana  Search this
Rosenquist, James  Search this
Sabol, Audrey  Search this
Grisi, Laura  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Scull, Ethel  Search this
MacElroy, Robert R.  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Finkelstein, Nat  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Sisler, Mary  Search this
Greenberg, Jeanine  Search this
Oldenburg, Patty  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Hay, Alex  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
Kron, Joan  Search this
Chamberlain, John  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Paxton, Steve  Search this
Moore, Peter  Search this
Whitman, Robert  Search this
Novick, Elizabeth  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Redon, Odilon  Search this
Schute, Terry  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Hay, Deborah  Search this
Rainier, Yvonne  Search this
Childs, Lucinda  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Dunn, Judith  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Expo 67 (Montréal, Québec)  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Art Gallery of Ontario  Search this
Velvet Underground (Musical group)  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Artforum  Search this
Amsterdam (Netherlands). Stedelijk Museum  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
University of California (System)  Search this
Cornell University.  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Centro de Artes Visuales (Asunción, Paraguay)  Search this
Los Once (Artists' group)  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Transcripts
Photographs
Interviews
Lithographs
Place:
Italy -- Venice
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Art, Abstract -- United States  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theater  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7165
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209301
AAA_collcode_soloalan
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209301
Online Media:

Letter from Erle Loran to Richard J. Wattenmaker, 1976 May 25

Creator:
Loran, Erle, 1905-1999  Search this
Loran, Erle, 1905-1999  Search this
Subject:
Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre  Search this
Wattenmaker, Richard J.  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6292
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)220774
AAA_collcode_loraerll
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_220774

Hans Burkhardt Christmas cards to Fannie and Alan Leslie, 1977-1992

Creator:
Leslie, Alan  Search this
Leslie, Alan  Search this
Subject:
Leslie, Fannie  Search this
Burkhardt, Hans Gustav  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6335
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226740
AAA_collcode_leslalan
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_226740

E. B. Crocker Art Gallery records, [ca. 1877-1977]

Creator:
E.B. Crocker Art Gallery  Search this
E.B. Crocker Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Crocker family (Sacramento, Calif.)  Search this
Sacramento School of Design  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7552
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209712
AAA_collcode_ebcrocag
Theme:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209712

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.

Missing Title

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:

Two views of Manzanar : an exhibition of photographs / by Ansel Adams, Toyo Miyatake

Author:
Adams, Ansel 1902-1984  Search this
Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery  Search this
Author:
Miyatake, Tōyō  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Ansel 1902-1984  Search this
Miyatake, Tōyō  Search this
Manzanar War Relocation Center  Search this
Physical description:
55 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogues
Place:
Los Angeles (Calif.)
California
Manzanar
United States
Date:
1978
©1978
Topic:
Japanese Americans--Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps  Search this
Japanese Americans  Search this
Concentration camps  Search this
Interneringskampen  Search this
Japanners  Search this
Call number:
D769.8.A6 A29X 1978
TR647.A21 M6
TR647.A21 M6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_272463

The View from within : Japanese American art from the internment camps, 1942-1945

Title:
Japanese American art from the internment camps, 1942-1945
Author:
Higa, Karin M  Search this
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles Asian American Studies Center  Search this
Physical description:
100 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Japanese American art  Search this
Prisoners of war as artists  Search this
Japanese Americans--Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Evacuation of civilians  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps  Search this
Call number:
N6538.J3 V67 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_457276

The third Rome, 1870-1950; traffic and glory [by] Spiro Kostof. An exhibition organized by the University Art Museum, Berkeley, in collaboration with the Gabinetto fotografico nazionale, Rome

Author:
Kostof, Spiro  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Gabinetto fotografico nazionale  Search this
University of California, Santa Barbara Art Gallery  Search this
Hayden Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. illus. (part col.) 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Rome
Date:
1973
1973]
Topic:
City planning  Search this
Call number:
NA9204.R7 K67X
NA9204.R7K67X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_34566

House of miracles : votive sculpture from northeastern Brazil : Americas Society/Art Gallery, New York, N.Y., September 15-December 31, 1989 / [authors, Fatima Bercht, Lélia Coelho Frota ; editors, Marguerita Feitlowitz, Elizabeth Ferrer ; translator, Jeffrey S. Ruth]

Title:
Votive sculpture from northeastern Brazil
Author:
Bercht, Fatima  Search this
Frota, Lélia Coelho 1937-  Search this
Freitlowitz, Marguerita  Search this
Ferrer, Elizabeth  Search this
Ruth, Jeffrey S  Search this
Americas Society  Search this
Robert H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology  Search this
Laband Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Brazil
Date:
1989
C1989
20th century
Topic:
Votive offerings in art  Search this
Sculpture, Brazilian  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Call number:
N155 .B48 1989
N155.B48 1989
NB355.B48 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405389

Meet the ladies; personalities in Huntington portraits [by] Robert R.Wark

Author:
Wark, Robert R  Search this
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Emma Lady 1761?-1815  Search this
Ligonier, Penelope Viscountess Ligonier 1749-  Search this
Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer Cavendish Duchess of 1757-1806  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 81 p. ports. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Place:
California
San Marino
Great Britain
Date:
1972
18th century
Topic:
Portraits, British  Search this
Portrait painting, British  Search this
Women in art  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
ND1314.4 .W27
ND1314.4.W27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_41710

Selections from the Edward-Dean Museum of Decorative Arts : Art Gallery, California State College, San Bernardino, April 13-May 15, 1984

Author:
California State College, San Bernardino Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Edward-Dean Museum of Decorative Arts  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Europe
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Art objects, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Call number:
NK925 .S46 1984
NK925.S46 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_288104

British silver in the Huntington collection / by Robert R. Wark

Author:
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery  Search this
Wark, Robert R  Search this
Subject:
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 172 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Great Britain
California
San Marino
Date:
1978
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
NK7143.H45 1978X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_107611

The Los Angeles times book of California museums / by William Wilson

Title:
California museums
Author:
Wilson, William (William R.)  Search this
Physical description:
288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
California
Date:
1984
[1984]
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
N511.C2W54 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_204773

The California art review : an illustrated survey of the state's museums, galleries, and leading artists / [edited by] Les Krantz ; introductions by Robert Arneson and Laddie John Dill ; cover portraits by Mimi Jacobs

Author:
Krantz, Les  Search this
Physical description:
1329 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Directories
Biography
Place:
California
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N511.C2C33 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401237

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