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Sam Hyde Harris papers, 1928-1980

Creator:
Harris, Sam Hyde, 1889-1977  Search this
Subject:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Darcoin, Darwin  Search this
Evans, Naomi  Search this
Puthoff, Hanson  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- California  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9593
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211795
AAA_collcode_harrsam
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211795

Challis Galleries records, 1950-1994

Creator:
Challis Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Brandt, Rex  Search this
Bongart, Sergei  Search this
Challis, Richard  Search this
Dan, Virginia  Search this
DiBert, Paul  Search this
Dike, Phil  Search this
Farron, Paul  Search this
Franks, Leon  Search this
Kuntz, Roger  Search this
Marlette, Lacy  Search this
O'Hara, Frank  Search this
Pillin, Polia  Search this
Proctor, Burt  Search this
Adele Bednarz Galleries  Search this
Laguna Art Museum  Search this
Laguna Beach  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Laguna Beach  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6521
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215782
AAA_collcode_chalgall
Theme:
The Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215782
Online Media:

Sam Hyde Harris papers

Creator:
Harris, Sam Hyde, 1889-1977  Search this
Names:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Darcoin, Darwin  Search this
Evans, Naomi  Search this
Puthoff, Hanson, 1875-1972  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1980
Scope and Contents:
Primarily printed material pertaining to the various California art organizations and clubs in which Harris was a member, 1923-1980, including exhibition announcements and catalogs, newsletters, bulletins, including a series of THE ART BEACON, 1948-1972; correspondence, 1928-1979; photographs of Harris and other artists, including Bennett Bradbury, Darwin Darcoin, Naomi Evans and Hanson Puthuff painting outdoors, several sets of photographs of Harris in the process of painting some of his major works, of art works, art club meetings, friends and family and various other unidentified people. Also included are 4 sketches by Harris.
Biographical / Historical:
Landscape painter; Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
Donated 1985 by Marion Dodge Harris, Harris' widow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- California  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.harrsam
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-harrsam

The Grand Canyon [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112168
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112169

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112169
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112170

Sea Cave [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112170
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112171

Oregon Beachhead [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112171
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112172

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112172
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112173

12 Degrees North Latitude [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112173
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112174

Bixey Creek Big Sur [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112174
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112175

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112204
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112205

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112245
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112246

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112261
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112262

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112262
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112263

Challis Galleries records

Creator:
Challis Galleries (Laguna Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Names:
Adele Bednarz Galleries  Search this
Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Laguna Beach. City Council (Calif.)  Search this
Bongart, Sergei, 1918-1985  Search this
Bradbury, Bennett  Search this
Brandt, Rex, 1914-2000  Search this
Challis, Richard  Search this
Dan, Virginia  Search this
DiBert, Paul  Search this
Dike, Phil, 1906-1990  Search this
Farron, Paul  Search this
Franks, Leon  Search this
Kuntz, Roger, 1926-1975  Search this
Marlette, Lacy  Search this
O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966  Search this
Pillin, Polia  Search this
Proctor, Burt  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1994
Summary:
The records of Challis Galleries located in Laguna Beach, California, measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1950 to 1994. The bulk of the records consist of artists' files and sales ledgers. Also included are a few administrative files and business correspondence.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Challis Galleries located in Laguna Beach, California, measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1950 to 1994. The bulk of the records consist of artists' files and sales ledgers. Also included are a few administrative files and business correspondence.

Administrative files include Challis Galleries brochures, materials related to exhibitions and events; one folder on Adele Bednarz Galleries, which Richard Challis ran for two years; and one folder of miscellaneous printed material.

Business correspondence is from art world colleague Paul Farron, accountant Lacy Marlette, Laguna Beach City Council, and Laguna Beach Museum of Art on matters relating to operating Challis Galleries.

Artists' files include a range of materials on artists represented by Challis Galleries such as biographical outlines, photographs, printed material and price lists. Notable artists include Bennett Bradbury, Sergei Bongart, Rex Brandt, Virginia Dan, Paul Di Bert, Phil Dike, Leon Franks, Roger Kuntz, Eliot O'Hara, Polia Pillin and Burt Proctor, among others.

There are 16 ledgers that record the sales of artwork at Challis Galleries.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as four series.

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1965-1989 (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 2: Business Correspondence, 1951-1983 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Artists' Files, 1950-1994 (Boxes 1-2; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Sales Ledgers, 1958-1984 (Boxes 2-3; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Challis Galleries (1950-1984) was an art gallery in Laguna Beach, California, that featured the work of local and regional artists.

Richard Challis was born in London, England in 1920 and moved to Laguna Beach, California in 1946. Roughly three years after arriving in California, he purchased a building at 1390 South Coast Highway which became Laguna Studio Gallery, later renamed as Challis Galleries in 1966. The gallery officially opened its doors in 1950.

Challis Galleries showcased the work of California watercolorists and regional artists. Among the artists represented are Bennett Bradbury, Sergei Bongart, Rex Brandt, Virginia Dan, Paul Di Bert, Phil Dike, Leon Franks, Roger Kuntz, Eliot O'Hara, Polia Pillin, Burt Proctor, and many others. The gallery held regular exhibitions with Richard Challis as its director until his retirement in 1984. Shortly thereafter the gallery was sold to Esther Wells and became known as the Esther Wells Collection.
Provenance:
The Challis Galleries records were donated to the Archives of American Art by gallery owner Richard Challis in 1994.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Artists -- California  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Laguna Beach  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Exhibitions  Search this
Citation:
Challis Galleries records, 1950-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.chalgall
See more items in:
Challis Galleries records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chalgall

Bradbury, Bennett

Collection Creator:
Challis Galleries (Laguna Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Challis Galleries records, 1950-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Challis Galleries records
Challis Galleries records / Series 3: Artists' Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-chalgall-ref33

Biographical Outline

Collection Creator:
Challis Galleries (Laguna Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1951-circa 1960
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Challis Galleries records, 1950-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Challis Galleries records
Challis Galleries records / Series 3: Artists' Files / Bradbury, Bennett
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-chalgall-ref34

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Challis Galleries (Laguna Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1971
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Challis Galleries records, 1950-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Challis Galleries records
Challis Galleries records / Series 3: Artists' Files / Bradbury, Bennett
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-chalgall-ref35

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Challis Galleries (Laguna Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1951-circa 1970
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Challis Galleries records, 1950-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Challis Galleries records
Challis Galleries records / Series 3: Artists' Files / Bradbury, Bennett
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-chalgall-ref36

Price Lists, Sales Records and Receipts

Collection Creator:
Challis Galleries (Laguna Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1969
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Challis Galleries records, 1950-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Challis Galleries records
Challis Galleries records / Series 3: Artists' Files / Bradbury, Bennett
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-chalgall-ref37

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