est. 1966 - 1985
San Francisco, Calif.
Collection size: 11.8 linear feet
Collection Summary: The records of San Francisco's Focus Gallery measure 11.8 linear feet and date from 1963-1987. The bulk of the collection consists of exhibition files. There are also artists files, sales information, correspondence, and scattered records of the gallery's companion bookshop.
Biographical/Historical Note: Focus Gallery was founded by Helen Head Johnson (1916-1989) in 1966 on Union Street in San Francisco.
The Focus Gallery records were donated by the estate of owner Helen Johnston, care of Gerald OConner, executor.
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Related MaterialsAmong the holding of the Archives of American Art is an untranscribed interview of Helen Johnston by Louise Katzman or Irene Borger in the collection Interviews of California Photographers 1981 June-November 20.
Helen Johnston left her private photography collection to the de Saisset Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.