Finding Aid for the Martin Janis Gallery Papers, ca. 1935-1972

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Finding Aid for the Martin Janis Gallery Papers, ca. 1935-1972

Collection number: 1446

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Martin Janis Gallery Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1935-1972
Collection number: 1446
Creator: Martin Janis Gallery
Extent: 15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Martin Janis first opened his gallery on Ventura Blvd. before moving it to 710 North La Cienega Blvd. The collection consists of clippings from prominent magazines and newspapers, catalogs, small amounts of correspondence, gallery ephemera, and invitations and announcements for art shows.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Martin Janis Gallery Papers (Collection 1446). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233375 

Biography

Martin Janis first opened his gallery on Ventura Blvd. before moving it to 710 North La Cienega Blvd. at the time that street was the most fashionable address for art dealers in Los Angeles; he is the brother of New York art dealer Sidney Janis.

Expanded Biographical Note

The Martin Janis Gallery was operated by the brother of new York art dealer Sidney Janis. It was evidently first located on Ventura Boulevard, then moved to 710 North La Cienega Boulevard, at the time that street was the most fashionable address for art dealers in Los Angeles.
The papers consist primarily of clippings from prominent magazines and newspapers. Most of these were, or are now, indexed. For researchers, the catalogs and small amounts of correspondence are of most value, although most correspondence is routine or is in the nature of postcard notes.
Also interesting is the small amount of gallery ephemera - invitations and announcements - dating from the late 1930s and 1940s in New York. These include several nicely printed announcements for shows of Tchelitchew, Calder, etc. for shows at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, Durlacher Bros., and the Julien Levy Gallery, among others.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of clippings from prominent magazines and newspapers, as well as catalogs, and small amounts of correspondence and gallery ephemera. Includes invitations and announcements for shows by Pavel Tchelitchew and Alexander Calder, and venues including the Pierre Matisse Gallery, the Durlacher Brothers, and the Julien Levy Gallery.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Collection is arranged alphabetically by artist.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Martin Janis Gallery--Archives.
Art galleries, Commercial--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Albers.

Box 1, Folder 2

Arman.

Box 1, Folder 3

Art - Afro - Ambrose (A miscellaneous).

Box 1, Folder 4

B miscellaneous.

Box 1, Folder 5

Baziotes.

Box 1, Folder 6

Blume.

Box 1, Folder 7

C miscellaneous.

Box 1, Folder 8

Calder.

Box 1, Folder 9

Dali.

Box 1, Folder 10

De Chirico.

Box 1, Folder 11

De Kooning.

Box 2, Folder 1

Delvaus.

Box 2, Folder 2

Dine.

Box 2, Folder 3

Doriani.

Box 2, Folder 4

Dubuffet.

Box 2, Folder 5

Duchamp.

Box 2, Folder 6

Feininger.

Box 2, Folder 7

G miscellaneous.

Box 2, Folder 8

Gorky.

Box 2, Folder 9

Gottlieb.

Box 2, Folder 10

Gris.

Box 2, Folder 11

Guston.

Box 2, Folder 12

Hirshfield, M.

Box 2, Folder 13

K miscellaneous.

Box 2, Folder 14

Kandinsky.

Box 2, Folder 15

Kane.

Box 2, Folder 16

Kiesler, F.J.

Box 3, Folder 1

Klee.

Box 3, Folder 2

Kline.

Box 3, Folder 3

Kokoschka.

Box 3, Folder 4

Kopman.

Box 3, Folder 3

Kokoschka.

Box 3, Folder 4

Kopman.

Box 3, Folder 5

Kuniyoshi.

Box 3, Folder 6

Lebduska.

Box 3, Folders 7-8

Leger.

Physical Description: [2 folders].
Box 3, Folder 9

Litvak.

Box 3, Folder 10

Man Ray.

Box 3, Folder 11

Marin.

Box 3, Folder 12

Marisol.

Box 3, Folder 13

Marisol - Motherwell.

Box 4, Folder 1

Matisse.

Box 4, Folder 2

Matta.

Box 4, Folder 3

Miro.

Box 4, Folder 4

Modigliani.

Box 4, Folder 5

Mondrian.

Box 4, Folders 6-8

Grandma Moses.

Physical Description: [3 folders].
Box 5, Folder 1

Nevelson - Noguchi.

Box 5, Folder 2

Oldenburg.

Box 5, Folder 3

Orozco.

Box 5, Folders 4-6

Picasso.

Physical Description: [3 folders].
Box 5, Folder 7

Pollock.

Box 5, Folder 8

Rothko.

Box 5, Folder 9

R miscellaneous.

Box 5, Folder 10

S miscellaneous.

Box 5, Folder 11

Tchelitchew.

Box 5, Folder 12

Toby - Tingueley.

Box 5, Folder 13

Valadon - Vasarely.

Box 5, Folder 14

Walkowitz - Wyeth.

Box 6

General clippings, e.g. American Abstract Expressionists, Pop Art, etc.

Box 7

General clippings, e.g. Chinese Art, French Art, etc.

Box 8, Folders 1-2

Eilshemius, Louis - clippings and catalogs.

Boxes 8-11

Unsorted catalogs and correspondence.

Boxes 12-15

Unsorted clippings.