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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:

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:
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chalgall

Genomic architecture and introgression shape a butterfly radiation

Author:
Joron, Mathieu  Search this
Blaxter, Mark  Search this
Papa, Riccardo  Search this
Reed, Robert D.  Search this
Salazar, Camilo  Search this
McMillan, W. O.  Search this
Mallet, James  Search this
Patterson, Nick  Search this
Frandsen, Paul B.  Search this
Jiggins, Chris D.  Search this
Kronforst, Marcus  Search this
Van Belleghem, Steven  Search this
Counterman, Brian  Search this
Davey, John  Search this
Blumberg, Andrew J.  Search this
Challis, Richard  Search this
Chouteau, Mathieu  Search this
Clavijo, Bernardo  Search this
Dasmahapatra, Kanchon  Search this
Di Palma, Federica  Search this
Dikow, Rebecca  Search this
Edelman, Nathaniel B.  Search this
García-Accinelli, Gonzalo  Search this
Jaffe, David  Search this
Kumar, Sujai  Search this
Miyagi, Michael  Search this
Moreira, Gilson  Search this
Neafsey, Daniel E.  Search this
Wakeley, John  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2018
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_152573

Genomic architecture and introgression shape a butterfly radiation

Author:
Blaxter, Mark  Search this
Davey, John  Search this
Counterman, Brian A.  Search this
McMillan, W. Owen  Search this
Frandsen, Paul B.  Search this
Papa, Riccardo  Search this
Reed, Robert D.  Search this
Salazar, Camilo  Search this
Patterson, Nick  Search this
Kronforst, Marcus  Search this
Joron, Mathieu  Search this
Dikow, Rebecca B.  Search this
Mallet, James  Search this
Moreira, Gilson R. P.  Search this
Clavijo, Bernardo  Search this
Jaffe, David  Search this
Jiggins, Chris D.  Search this
Di Palma, Federica  Search this
Garcia-Accinelli, Gonzalo  Search this
Kumar, Sujai  Search this
Neafsey, Daniel E.  Search this
Wakeley, John  Search this
Van Belleghem, Steven M.  Search this
Challis, Richard  Search this
Edelman, Nathaniel B.  Search this
Miyagi, Michael  Search this
Dasmahapatra, Kanchon K.  Search this
Blumberg, Andrew J.  Search this
Chouteau, Mathieu  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2019
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_153367

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