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Focus Gallery records, 1963-1987

Focus Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 11.8 Linear feet

Summary: The records of San Francisco 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 gallery exhibited and sold primarily art photographs and other contemporary art.


The Focus Gallery records were donated by the estate of owner Helen Johnston, care of Gerald O'Conner, executor.

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Language Note

The collection is in English.