Leonid and Ethel Gechtoff papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gechleon
Creators:
Gechtoff, Leonid, 1883-1941
Gechtoff, Ethel
Dates:
1918-1958
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Items
linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters recieved, including several from J. Edgar Hoover concerning a painting by Leonid Gechtoff, 1935-1938; two autographed photographs of Hoover; photographs of Leonid Gechtoff and his work; a scrapbook, ca. 1918-1929, containing letters, photographs, exhibition catalogs, clippings and printed miscellany; naturalization papers for Ethel Gechtoff; and material concerning her East & West Gallery in San Francisco, 1956-1958, including leases, exhibition announcements, clippings, and a price list for works of art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Leonid Gechtoff was a Russian landscape painter who emigrated to this country in 1922; settling in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1923, where he remained until his death in 1941. His wife Ethel Gechtoff ran a Gallery in San Francisco 1956-1958.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2346 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Sonia Gechtoff, is the daughter of Leonid and Ethel Gechtoff, and also a painter.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Expatriate painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women art dealers -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Soviet Union Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery directors -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- San Francisco Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
East & West Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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