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Jancar Gallery records, circa 1972-2015, bulk 2006-2015

Jancar Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 2.5 Linear feet; 23.8 Gigabytes

Summary: The records of Jancar Gallery, located in Los Angeles, California, measure 2.5 linear feet and 23.80 GB and date from circa 1972 to 2015, with the bulk of the papers dating from 2006 to 2014. The collection includes exhibition and artist files; administrative and financial records; printed and digital material; and records of the Jancar/Kuhlenschmidt Gallery.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Jancar Gallery (established 2006-closed 2016) was a Los Angeles, California art gallery operated by Tom Jancar. The gallery opened in a building on Wilshire Boulevard before relocating to its Chinatown location on Chung King Road in the summer of 2008. Jancar Gallery did not specialize in any particular kind of art, exhibitions included collage, painting, photography, sculpture, multimedia installation, etc., but it showed predominantly women artists for much of the time it was open. In a short 2014 interview with Christine Palma (possibly at the Photo LA art expo), Tom Jancar gives the statistic as 70-80% female artists showing at the gallery.

Provenance

The Jancar Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Tom Jancar.

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Language Note

The collection is in English.

Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.