Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Collection size: 13.8 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Files on artists, including biographical information, invoices, consignment forms, news releases and newspaper and magazine articles, exhibition catalogs, brochures and announcements, correspondence, slides, and transparencies. Also found are personal correspondence with and relating to artist Charles White as well other material on White that reflects the closeness of his relationship with gallery owner Benjamin Horowitz.
Biographical/Historical Note: Art gallery; Los Angeles, Calif. Operated by Benjamin Horowitz. Horowitz was born in New York City in 1912, and moved to Hollywood shortly before the outbreak of World War II. His early dedication to the work of African-American artists, chief among them Charles White, distinguished Horowitz and his gallery. Horowitz, who actively promoted White's work and career, gave him more than fifty one-person exhibitions.
Donated 1998 by Benjamin Horowitz. An addition was received in 2000.