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Esther Bear Gallery records, 1954-1977

Esther Bear Gallery records, 1954-1977

Esther Bear Gallery (Santa Barbara, Calif.)

Collection Information

Size: 5.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Files on artists, exhibitions, events, associates, other galleries, and other subjects pertaining to the activities of the gallery. The bulk of the records (4 ft. out of 5.4) are not microfilmed; records on reels 3986-3987 consist of fifty-five artists' files containing exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings, photographs and slides of the artist and their works of art, and some correspondence. The Thomas Cornell file contains a sketch. Of the 55 files, all but 14 are also represented with additional material in the unmicrofilmed section. The 14 files only on microfilm are: Robin Bagler, Thomas Bang, Morris Broderson, Theo William Brown, Thomas George, John Hultberg, Shiro Ikegawa, Thomas Johnson, Knox Martin, Alfred Martinez, Miles Varner, Shane Weale, Cady Wells, and William Williamson.

Biographical/Historical Note

Commercial art gallery; Santa Barbara, Calif. Specializing in contemporary art.


Donated by Esther Bear, 1978-1987.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 3986-3987 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.

How to Cite This Collection

Esther Bear Gallery records, 1954-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.