Grapestake Gallery records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.grapgall
Creators:
Grapestake Gallery
Dates:
1974-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Files on artists exhibiting at the gallery, business correspondence, an exhibition chronology, gallery press releases and exhibition announcements, a consignment file, artists' contracts, art inventories and price lists for art works.
Scope and Contents
The 53 artist files contain mostly printed materials such as resumes, exhibition announcements and reviews, press releases, and price lists. Some files also contain photographs and transparencies of art work and scattered correspondence. Artists include photographers Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Philippe Halsman, Helen Levitt, Joel Meyerowitz, Richard Misrach, and Barbara Morgan; painters and sculptors Helene Aylon, Herbert Bayer, Larry Bell, Joseph Hughes, Phillis Ideal, Glen Jampol, Craig Kauffman, Claude Kent, Jay McCafferty, David Mackenzie, John Okulick, Margit Omar, and Gregg Renfrow.

Arrangement
Arrangement
I. Subject files. II. Correspondence. III. Financial records. IV. Printed Matter. V. Guestbook.
Arrangement
Subject files are separated into artist and exhibition files. The artist files are arranged alphabetically. The exhibition files are arranged chronologically.
Arrangement
Correspondence is divided into Letters Sent and Received by Thomas Meyer and Other Correspondence and is then arranged chronologically.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Grapestake Gallery, opening with an Ansel Adams' retrospective in 1974, was established by Ursula Gropper, Thomas V. Meyer and their father, Otto Meyer, retired board chairman of Paul Masson Vineyards. Grapestake, which closed in 1984, was located at 2876 California Street, San Francisco, California. Exhibitions concentrated on contemporary California painters, sculptors and 20th century American photographers.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1987 by Thomas V. Meyer.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- San Francisco Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aylon, Helene, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bayer, Herbert, 1900-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bell, Larry, 1939- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Halsman, Philippe Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hughes, Joseph, 1941- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ideal, Phillis, 1942- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jampol, Glenn, 1950- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Claude, 1945- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levitt, Helen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mackenzie, David, 1942- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCafferty, Jay David, 1948- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meyerowitz, Joel, 1938- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Misrach, Richard, 1949- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-1992 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Okulick, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Omar, Margit, 1941- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Renfrow, Gregg Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meyer, Thomas Vincent, 1943- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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