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Tobey C. Moss Gallery records on Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeburg, ca. 1920s-2000s (Collection LSC.1964)
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  • Biography/History
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Scope and Content
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Note
  • Related Material

  • Title: Tobey Moss Gallery records on Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeburg
    Collection number: LSC.1964
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.0 linear ft. (9 document boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1920s-2000s
    Abstract: Tobey Moss is the owner of the Tobey C. Moss Gallery in Los Angeles. Founded in 1978, the Moss gallery presents the work of Southern California artists, including Lorser Feitelson (1898-1978) and Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999). Tobey Moss represented Feitelson and Lundeberg, and through this partnership acquired material related to these two artists and their work. The Tobey Moss Gallery records on Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg include correspondence, records of exhibitions since the 1920s, brochures, gallery records, art inventory receipts and photographs, 35 mm and 2 x 4 inch color transparency slides of the artists' work, and international art magazines and journals that prominently feature the work of Feitelson and Lundeberg.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Biography/History

    The Tobey C. Moss Gallery in Los Angeles, founded in 1978, was established by Tobey Moss. In parallel with a focus on Southern Californian art and artists, the Moss gallery presents the work Lorser Feitelson (1898-1978) and Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999). Feitelson and Lundeberg are best known as founders of Hard Edge painting, a technique of geometcial abstraction, and as pioneers of the Post-Surrealist movement. In addition to exhibiting the artists' work, Tobey Moss provided representation for Feitelson and Lundeberg. Moss first met the artists during the early 1970s. Shortly after Feitelson’s death in 1978, Moss opened the Gallery and began helping Lundeberg in organizing, classifying, exhibiting, writing, advertising and publishing gallery announcements and brochures for both artists’ work. Moss assisted Lundeberg with her eventual estate for the following twenty years. Through these activities and a close friendship, Moss organically acquired material related to the two artists and their work.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Tobey Moss, 2012.

    Scope and Content

    Tobey Moss established the Tobey C. Moss Gallery in Los Angeles. Founded in 1978, the art gallery presents many distinguished Southern California artists including Lorser Feitelson (1898-1978) and Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999). Moss acquired material related to Feitelson and Lundeberg and their art over two decades of providing representation for the artists. The Tobey Moss Gllery records on Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg include correspondence, records of exhibitions since the 1920s, brochures, gallery records, art inventory receipts and photographs, 35 mm and 2 x 4 inch color transparency slides of the artists' work, as well as press and international art magazines that prominently feature the work of Feitelson and Lundeberg.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tobey Moss Gallery records on Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeburg (Collection 1964). UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Gloria Gonzalez with assistance from Kelley Wolfe Bachli, July 2012.

    Related Material

    Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg papers , circa 1890s-2002, (bulk 1919-1999) at the Smithsoian Archives of American Art.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Tobey C. Moss (Gallery) --Archives.
    Tobey C. Moss (Gallery) --Records and correspondence --Archival resources.