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J.L. Hudson Gallery records, 1958-1973

Creator:
J.L. Hudson Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Hudson, J. L. (Joseph L)  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9266
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211461
AAA_collcode_jlhuds
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211461

J.L. Hudson Gallery records

Creator:
J.L. Hudson Gallery  Search this
Names:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Hudson, J. L. (Joseph L)  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1973
Summary:
The records of Detroit's J.L. Hudson Gallery measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1973. The collection comprises administrative records consisting of card files, early gallery records, and a few other administrative files; correspondence with artists and galleries; artist files for Romare Bearden, Childe Hassam, Isamu Noguchi, and others; exhibition files for the gallery's first exhibition, The W.R. Valentiner Memorial Exhibition (1963-1964), and several other exhibitions held at the gallery; client files documenting business transactions with numerous organizations, galleries, and art schools; and printed materials consisting of exhibition catalogs, announcements, and posters for J.L. Hudson Gallery and other galleries.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Detroit art gallery J.L. Hudson Gallery measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1973. The collection comprises administrative records consisting of card files, early gallery records, and a few other administrative files; correspondence with artists and galleries; artist files for Romare Bearden, Childe Hassam, Isamu Noguchi, and others; exhibition files for the gallery's first exhibition, The W.R. Valentiner Memorial Exhibition (1963-1964), and several other exhibitions held at the gallery; client files documenting business transactions with numerous organizations, galleries, and art schools; and printed materials consisting of exhibition catalogs, announcements, and posters for J.L. Hudson Gallery and other galleries.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1960-1970 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1963-1971 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Artist Files, 1963-1973 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1958-1972 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Client Files, 1962-1972 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 6: Printed Materials, circa 1965 (5 folders; Box 4)
Biographical / Historical:
The J.L. Hudson Gallery (est. 1963-1974) was a commercial art gallery in Detroit, Michigan. The gallery was founded in 1963 by Joseph L. Hudson, the president of the Detroit based J. L. Hudson Company, who had an interest in bringing high quality art to Detroit. Albert Landry, who had previously owned a gallery in New York, was hired as the gallery's first director. The gallery, located in the downtown branch of Hudson's, opened on November 18, 1963 with an exhibition of the W. R. Valentiner Collection. Although the gallery had some exhibitions which included 18th and 19th century art, it concentrated primarily on the 20th century, bringing the work of the best contemporary artists to Detroit. Oscar Piagentini succeeded Landry as gallery director in 1967. The gallery closed in 1974.
Provenance:
The J.L. Hudson Gallery records were donated by former gallery director, Joy Emery, as a representative for the J.L. Hudson company in its donation of the material.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Michigan
Citation:
J.L. Hudson Gallery records, 1958-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jlhuds
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EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jlhuds
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