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Sonia Gechtoff papers, 1950-1980

Contents and Arrangement

Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

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Series 1: Sonia Gechtoff papers , 1950-1980
0.4 Linear feet
Box 1

Artworks consist of rough sketches of Gechtoff's paintings that specify dimension and creation dates. Biographical materials include resumes and biographical sketches. The bulk of Gechtoff's correspondence focuses on the exhibition and gallery representation of her works. Correspondents include Carnegie Institute, Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Ferus Gallery, Oakland Art Gallery, Poindexter Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Walker Art Center. Also found are letters written by Gechtoff to her family in the late 1960s while she was in Europe.
Personal business records contain loan receipts, a letter of representation from the Ferus Gallery, and a faculty contract with the California School of Fine Arts. Photographs are of works of art and exhibitions. Printed materials include exhibition announcements and catalogs, and clippings. Writings by Gechtoff include a short story, a poem, an open letter to the Women's Caucus for Art, and a notebook used as an exercise in her painting procedure.
Description Container Select
Artwork, circa 1970s
1
1
Biographical Material, 1963-1966
1
2
Correspondence, 1950-1980
1
3-6
Personal Business Records, 1954-1963
1
7
Photographs, 1960s-1970s
1
8-11
Printed Material, 1956-1980
1
12-14
Writings by Sonia Gechtoff, 1953-circa 1975
1
15-16

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.