A Finding Aid to the James Vigeveno Galleries Records, 1940-1975, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jamevige
Creators:
James Vigeveno Galleries
Dates:
1940-1975
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2.9 Linear feet
Repository:
The records of California gallery James Vigeveno Galleries measure 2.9 linear feet and date from 1940 to 1975. The collection comprises sales records consisting of photograph albums, negatives, and card files; printed materials containing exhibition announcements and catalogs, and scrapbooks documenting exhibitions held at the gallery; and two photographic portraits of Vigeveno.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of California gallery James Vigeveno Galleries measure 2.9 linear feet and date from 1940 to 1975. The collection comprises sales records consisting of photograph albums, negatives, and card files; printed materials containing exhibition announcements and catalogs, and scrapbooks documenting exhibitions held at the gallery; and two photographic portraits of Vigeveno.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as three series.
  • Series 1: Sales Records, 1941-1981 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 4)
  • Series 2: Printed Materials, 1941-1981 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 2-3, 5)
  • Series 3: Portraits of Vigeveno, 1941-1981 (2 folders; Boxes 3, 5)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The James Vigeveno Galleries operated in Los Angeles from 1940 to 1956 and Ojai, a music and art/craft community located just north of Los Angeles, from 1957 to 1975. From 1957 to 1964 there were also periodic exhibitions of works from the Vigeveno Collection at the Bel-Air Hotel. Vigeveno (1895-1977) dealt primarily with French "modern and primitive" works, including artists of the School of Paris. American art, especially artists from California, were also represented. In addition, Chinese ceramics and Dutch and Flemish old master paintings were exhibited. Artists represented included Grandma Moses, Everett Shinn, John O'Shea, Rouault, Picasso, Chagall, Utrillo, William Ritschell, and others.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2021.
Author
Sarah Mundy
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The James Vigeveno Galleries photograph albums were donated in 1987 by Annie Vigeveno, James Vigeveno's widow. Other material was donated in 2001, 2002, and 2005 by Tim and Lynn Mason, collectors of California art.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Preferred Citation
James Vigeveno Galleries records, 1940-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- California Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vigeveno, James, d. 1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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