Charles B. Lawler Photographs

Maureen Carey
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
URL: http://library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/
© 2009
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Charles B. Lawler Photographs

Collection number: MS 330

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
Maureen Carey
Date Completed:
July 2009
Encoded by:
Maureen Carey
© 2009 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles B. Lawler photographs
Dates: 1929/1977
Collection number: MS 330
Creator: Lawler, Charles B.
Collection Size: 2 boxes
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection consists mostly of b/w and color snapshots of Lawler's sculptures.
Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Charles B. Lawler photographs. MS 330. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Tim and Lynn Mason, 2006

Biography

Charles B. Lawler was born in Los Angeles, CA on April 22, 1902, to Oscar and Hilda B. Lawler. He graduated from UC Berkeley (1924) and then spent six months at Harvard Law School. Abandoning a law career, he returned to his native city and got closer to art via ceramics while employed at the Gladding-McBean tile plant. On a trip to Paris in 1928 he decided to become a sculptor. About 1930 he returned to Paris to study under Charles Malfray. He then studied at the CSFA under Stackpole and in Los Angeles with Archipenko. During WWII he made models for Hughes Aircraft and Lockheed. Lawler taught at Pomona College at Claremont from 1949-1957. His last twenty years were spent in a 90-acre hilltop home in Pescadero, CA. He died there on September 12, 1977.
Working in clay, wood, and stone, Lawler's early works were representational but later evolved into abstractions.
Exhibitions: Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1938; Foundation of Western Art, Los Angeles, 1939; Golden Gate International Exhibition, San Francisco, 1939; Los Angeles County Fair, Los Angeles, CA, 1941; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 1940, 1941 (1st prize), 1947; Ebell CLub, Los Angeles, CA, 1942; Pasadena Society of Artists, 1949; San Gabriel Vallet Artists, 1951; Chaffey AA, 1951; Padua Hills Art Festival, 1953; Scripts College, 1955; In: Ponoma College, Claremont, CA; Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA; Chico State University, Chico, CA; Harvard School, Los Angeles, CA; University of California, Berkeley.
From: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists mostly of b/w and color snapshots of Lawler's sculptures. Most of the b/w photographs, loose and album, are from 1929 to the Los Angeles Museum Exhibition in March 1941. The color snapshots are mainly from the 1950's-1970's.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lawler, Charles Brode--Archives
Sculpture--American
Sculptors--California--San Francisco


Collection Contents

box-folder 1:1-3

Series 1  Biographical 1929-1975

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Summary

This series contians a small amount of biographical material consisting of an early photograph of Lawler in Paris, exhibition lists, announcements and reviews.
box-folder 1:1

"Charles Lawler - The Bachelor, Paris 1929" 1929

Physical Description: 8x10 photo gelatin silver
box-folder 1:2

Exhibition Lists 1966-1975

box-folder 1:3

Show Announcement, reviews ca. 1966-1975

box-folder 1:4-9, 2:1

Series 2  Photographs & Negatives, 1929-

Physical Description: 6 folders, 1 album

Scope and Content Summary

This series contains lists of the loose photographs and album pages.
box-folder 1:4

3x5 - 48 gelatin silver photos ca. 1934-1977

Scope and Content Note

Forty eight photos of animals, figures, abstract forms
box-folder 1:5

3x5 - 7 color photos ca. 1934-1977

box-folder 1:6

5x7 - 12 gelatin silver photos ca. 1934-1977

box-folder 1:6

[Cockatoo]

Physical Description: Teak wood 22"h , Base 7 x 7 x 7
box-folder 1:6

[Pelican head]

Physical Description: Teak wood 19"h, Base 6 x 6 x 7
box-folder 1:6

[Plant forms] - 2 views

Physical Description: Teak wood
box-folder 1:6

[Torso]

Physical Description: Terra Cotta 38"h, Base 12 x 12
box-folder 1:6

Torso #04628a

Physical Description: White Italian marble 13"h, Black Belgian base 4.5 x 5 x 3.5
box-folder 1:6

[Torso] - side view

Physical Description: White marble
box-folder 1:6

[Reclining torso]

Physical Description: White marble 34"h, Base 10" x 25"
box-folder 1:6

"Figure" - 2 views

Physical Description: Botticino marble (creamy beige) 34"h, Base 10" x 25"
box-folder 1:6

[Dolphins, bird] Los Angeles Museum, March 1941 exhibit entrance 1941

box-folder 1:6

California Palace of the Legion of Honor Exhibition 1966

Physical Description: Indiana Limestone 37.5 x 23.5 x 35.5; Base 7 x 7 x 7
box-folder 1:6

[Sculpture]

Physical Description: Stone, wood base
box-folder 1:7

5x7 - 7 color photos ca. 1934-1977

box-folder 1:8

8x10 - 31 gelatin silver photographs ca. 1934-1977

box-folder 1:8

[1-Untitled]

Physical Description: Cast iron - Black lacquer finish 28"l x 18"h
box-folder 1:8

[2-Untitled] - 2 objects

Physical Description: Cast aluminum - gray lacquer finish 22"l x 13"h
box-folder 1:8

[3-Untitled]

Physical Description: Kasota stone, mottled buff 26"h x 16"w

Scope and Content Note

Ross Lawler
box-folder 1:8

[Stone fish]- 2 views

Physical Description: Stone
box-folder 1:8

[Oval form - bird with head tucked under wing] - 4 views

Physical Description: Pedrara Onyx 13"l

Scope and Content Note

James S. Gerstkey Collection
box-folder 1:8

[F](3 pieces mounted on Redwood base) - 3 views

Physical Description: Oolitic Limestone, Base - redwood

Scope and Content Note

1966 California Palace of the Legion of Honor Exhibition
box-folder 1:8

[Q]

Physical Description: Marble, Base - marble

Scope and Content Note

1966 California Palace of the Legion of Honor Exhibition
box-folder 1:8

4 [4-Untitled]

box-folder 1:8

[5-Untitled] "A" #13

Scope and Content Note

1966 California Palace of the Legion of Honor Exhibition
box-folder 1:8

[6-Untitled] "J"

box-folder 1:8

[7-Untitled] "P" - 2 objects

box-folder 1:8

"Title 2. Figure"

Physical Description: White marble mottled with gray 36"l x 7"w x 5"h

Scope and Content Note

David & Patricia Stern
box-folder 1:8

[8-Untitled]

Physical Description: Black Nubian marble 12"h x 6.5"w
box-folder 1:8

[9-Untitled]

Physical Description: Caen Stone 28"h
box-folder 1:8

[10-Untitled]

Physical Description: Italian marble 18"l x 11.5"h

Scope and Content Note

Senta A. Raizen, 1962
box-folder 1:8

[11-Untitled]

Physical Description: Italian marble 33"l
box-folder 1:8

[12-Untitled]

Physical Description: Pink Georgia marble 22"h x 7.5"l

Scope and Content Note

Dr. La Motte, Pescadero
box-folder 1:9

Negatives - 13 ca.1939-1977

box-folder 1:9

[child, sculptures] 1959

Scope and Content Note

2 x 2" strip negatives
box-folder 1:9

#01699 "Torso" 1st prize ca. 1934-1941

box-folder 1:9

#04626 [Bird in Flight] ca. 1934-1941

box-folder 1:9

#04627 [Reclining figure] ca. 1934-1941

box-folder 1:9

#04628 [Reclining figure] ca. 1934-1941

box-folder 1:9

#04628a [Reclining figure] ca. 1934-1941

box-folder 1:9

#04629 [Dolphins] ca. 1934-1941

box-folder 1:9

#04630 [Rooster] ca. 1934-1941

box-folder 1:9

#04631 "Cocktoo" ca. 1934-1941

box-folder 1:9

#04632 "Plant Form" ca. 1934-1941

box-folder 1:9

#04633 "Plant Form" ca. 1934-1941

box-folder 1:9

#04633a [Pelican head] ca. 1934-1941

box-folder 1:9

#04634 [Gallery view of Charles Lawler exhibit] ca. 1941

box-folder 2:1

Photo Album ca. 1929-1942

box-folder 2:1

Pg.1 "Paris 1931 - In the Studio of Charles Malfray" - 7 b/w photos ca. 1931

box-folder 2:1

Pg.2 "San Francisco 1932" - 3 b/w photos "Los Angeles 1931" - 1 photo missing 1931

box-folder 2:1

Pg.3 - "San Francisco 1932-1933" - 4 b/w photos - Male & female nudes ca. 1932-1933

box-folder 2:1

Pg.4 - "San Francisco 1932-1933" - 4 b/w photos - female nudes ca. 1932-1933

box-folder 2:1

Pg.5 - "San Francisco 1932-1933" - 3 b/w photos, male & female nudes - 1 photo missing va. 1932-1933

box-folder 2:1

Pg.6 - 5 b/w photos - busts, sculptures ca. 1929-1942

box-folder 2:1

Pg.7 - 6 b/w photos - bookends, birds ca. 1929-1942

box-folder 2:1

Pg.8 - 5 b/w photos - birds, giraffes, elephants, cat ca. 1929-1942

box-folder 2:1

Pg.9 - 5 b/w photos - wood bas-reliefs, birds ca. 1929-1942

box-folder 2:1

Pg.10 - "Los Angeles 1934" - 8 b/w photos - tryptich, bird, nudes (stone & metal) 1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.11 - 6 b/w photos - stone bust, nude, torso, fish birds ca. 1929-1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.12 - 5 b/w photos - torso, dolphins, bird (stone, metal) ca. 1929-1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.13 - 6 b/w photos - fish, squirrels, dragonflies, dolphins, frogs, snails (stone) ca. 1929-1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.14 - 4 b/w photos - squirrels, penguins, fish (stone, metal) ca. 1929-1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.15 - 3 of 4 b/w photos - fish panel, roosters (wood)- 1 missing photo ca. 1929-1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.16 - 4 of 6 b/w photos - cockatoo, plant, bird book ends ca. 1929-1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.17 - 6 b/w photos - bird, plant forms, bas-reliefs, studio ca. 1929-1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.18 - 2 b/w photos - reclining nude torso ca. 1929-1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.19 - 4 b/w photos - elephant ash tray, rooster, sea horse, pedestal (stone) ca. 1929-1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.20 - 6 b/w photos - 2 black nudes, dolphins, head ca. 1929-1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.21 - 5 b/w photos - Nude, dragonfly, dolphins, cats ca. 1929-1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.22 - 2 b/w photos - dolphins, entrance to LA Museum March 1941 exhibit with name, dolphins and bird March 1941

box-folder 2:1

Pg.23 - 2 b/w photos - Los Angeles Museum March 1941

box-folder 2:1

Pg.24 - 2 b/w photos, "Reclining Torso" front/back(Tennessee marble), Los Angeles Museum March 1941

box-folder 2:1

Pg.25 - 2 b/w photos, 1 news clipping re: Los Angeles Museum exhibit March 1941

box-folder 2:1

Pg.26 - 2 b/w photos - 2 female torsos ca. 1929-1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.27 - 2 b/w photos - bird in flight, cockatoo ca. 1929-1934

box-folder 2:1

Pg.28 - 3 b/w photos - 1 female nude torso, 1 living room wall carving, 1 living room coffee table ca. 1929-1977