Stendahl Art Galleries records, 1905-1971

Stendahl Art Galleries, est. 1911
Art gallery
Los Angeles, Calif.

Collection size: 7.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: 254 files on artists, institutions, dealers, and individuals connected with the Galleries. Files include biographical data, correspondence, financial material, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, press releases and photographs. Most of the correspondence is with gallery founder Earl L. Stendahl.

Among the artists and institutions represented are: Federico Beltran-Masses, James Bordrero, Federico Cantú, Jean Charlot, Francisco Cornejo, Couvoisier Galleries, José de Creeft, Demotte Inc., Julio de Diego, Jerome Eddy, Nicolai Ivanovich Feshin, Lillian Genthe, Arthur Hill Gilbert, Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, George B. Guthrie, Armin Hansen, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Kleitsch, Aston Knight, Alfredo Romos Martinez, Alejandro Mendez, Joan Miró, Carlos Mérida, Roberto Montenegro, José Clemente Orozco, Edgar Alwyn Payne, Ralph M. Pearson, Pablo Picasso, José Martinez Pinazo, William Ritschel, Diego Rivera, Ethel B. Rose, Guy Rose, Walter Elmer Schofield, David Alfaro Siquieros, Ladislas Szecsi, Walter Ufer, William Wendt, Wildenstein and Co., and Ignacio Zuloaga, and others. Also included is an album of clippings regarding artist Edgar Payne, 1920-1928, compiled by Stendahl Art Galleries.

Biographical/Historical Note: Stendahl Art Galleries (established 1911) is an art gallery in Los Angeles, California. Stendahl Art Galleries was founded 1911 by Earl Stendahl, and were an important part of Los Angeles' early 20th century arts scene. Initially Stendahl's focus was on Calilfornia Impressionist paintings. He introduced modern art to the West Coast, before expanding into Pre-Columbian art, which became the gallery's specialty.

Material on reels 2716-2725 donated 1976 by Alfred Stendahl. The album of clippings was donated by Stendahl in 1995 via Nancy Moure.

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