A Finding Aid to the B. C. Holland Gallery Records, 1942-1991, bulk 1959-1965, in the Archives of American Art
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bcholl
Creators:
B.C. Holland Gallery
Holland, B. C. (Bud C.), 1922-1994
Dates:
1942-1991
bulk 1959-1965
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
2.1 Linear Feet
Repository:
The records of the B. C. Holland Gallery measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1942-1991 (bulk dates 1959-1965). Founded in Chicago, Illinois by Bud C. Holland and Noah Goldowsky, the collection documents over 98 artists associated with the gallery. Documentation includes invoices, correspondence between artists and gallery owners, price lists, exhibition catalogs and print materials, magazine and newspaper clippings, photographs, and slides, and some business records of the gallery.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of the B. C. Holland Gallery measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1942-1991 (bulk dates 1959-1965). Founded in Chicago, Illinois by Bud C. Holland and Noah Goldowsky, the collection documents over 98 artists associated with the gallery. Documentation includes invoices, correspondence between artists and gallery owners, price lists, exhibition catalogues and print materials, magazine and newspaper clippings, photographs, and slides, and some business records of the gallery.
Artists of note include: Harry Bouras, Paul Burlin, Mary Callery, Elaine de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, Edward Dugmore, Roland Ginzel (including 2 ink drawings), Michael Goldberg, Robert Goodnough, Joseph Goto, Philip Guston, Julius Hatofsky, Richard Hunt (includes 18 files and a landscape plan of John J. Madden Clinic sculpture installation), Lester Johnson, Ellen Lanyon, Alfred Leslie, Jacques Lipchitz, Michael Loew, Knox Martin, Dennis Oppenheim, Stephen Pace, Milton Resnick, Larry Rivers, Aaron Siskind, George Spaventa, Saul Steinberg, Jack Tworkov, and Estaban Vicente.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 2 series.
  • Series 1: Artist files, 1942-1991 (2.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, OV 3)
  • Series 2: Business records, 1961-1963 (1 folder; Box 2)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
B. C. Holland Gallery (1957-1994) was founded by Bud C. Holland and Noah Goldowsky, and was initially known as the Holland-Goldowsky Gallery. It held exhibitions and sold artwork for Chicago artists and many artists of the New York School. Holland bought out his partner and renamed the gallery the B. C. Holland Gallery in August 1961. The gallery closed upon Holland's death in 1994.
Bud C. Holland entered the jewelry business, after serving in WWII as a bomber pilot, where he began collecting artwork. He opened his first art gallery in 1957. During the 1960s pop trend, Holland was drawn towards abstract expressionism and other art forms, which he focused on in his gallery. He began selling his collection when he was diagnosed with cancer, and died at 72 in Chicago, Illinois, 29 December 1994.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Anna Rimel in 2014. The Archives of American Art has implemented minimal processing tactics when possible in order to increase information about and access to more of our collections. Minimal processing included arrangement to the series, subseries, and folder levels. Generally, items within folders were simply verified with folder titles, but not arranged further. Folders within boxes may not be numbered. The collection was rehoused in archival containers and folders, but not all staples and clips were removed.
Author
Anna Rimel
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The B. C. Holland Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Bud C. Holland's widow, Claire Y. Holland, in 1995.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The B. C. Holland Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
B. C. Holland Gallery records, 1942-1991, bulk 1959-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Artists -- Illinois -- Chicago Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Kooning, Willem, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dugmore, Edward, 1915- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ginzel, Roland, 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bouras, Harry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Callery, Mary, 1903-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Kooning, Elaine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holland-Goldowsky Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goldberg, Michael, 1924- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goodnough, Robert, 1917- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goto, Joseph, 1920- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hatofsky, Jerry, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leslie, Alfred, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oppenheim, Dennis, 1938-2011 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pace, Stephen, 1918- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Loew, Michael, 1907-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spaventa, George, 1918- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Siskind, Aaron Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Resnick, Milton, 1917-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vicente, Esteban, 1903-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tworkov, Jack Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goldowsky, Noah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Lester, 1919-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lanyon, Ellen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steinberg, Saul Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunt, Richard, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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