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Painters and Sculptors Club of Los Angeles By-Laws and Minutes, 1923-1934

Painters and Sculptors Club of Los Angeles


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: This collection includes the ledger of the Painters and Sculptors Club of Los Angeles, which documents the creation of an organization of male artists modeled after the Salmagundi Club of New York and the Palette and Chisel Club of Chicago. The minutes record the activities and exhibitions of its members. The first meeting was held in 1923 and the group was incorporated in 1927. This document also includes the signatures of charter members. Some of the most prominent male artists working in Los Angeles are included, such as, Joseph Kleitsch, John Cotton, F. Grayson Sayre, Leland Curtis, A. Phimister Proctor, Dana Bartlett, Franz Bischoff, Merrell Gage, Roger Nobel Burnham, Joseph Greenbaum, Edouard Vysekal, Christian von Schneidau, Alson Clark, John Frost, Edgar Payne, Paul Sample, Arthur Beaumont, and Norman Chamberlain.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art organization, Los Angeles, Calif.


Donated 2001 by Tim and Lynn Mason.

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Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Painters and Sculptors Club of Los Angeles By-Laws and Minutes, 1923-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.