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Finding Aid for the Martin Janis Gallery Papers, ca. 1935-1972
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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

    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: 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.

    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.