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  • Scope and Contents
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  • Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: John Allan Walker Art Catalog Collection
    Creator: Walker, John Allan
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2007.007
    Physical Description: 186 boxes
    Physical Description: 59 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1882-2002
    Date (bulk): 1919-2002
    Abstract: This collection consists of art catalogs from museums, galleries, and other entities.
    Physical Location: first floor storage
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [title of item] John Allan Walker Art Catalog Collection, Courtesy of the Gerth Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Scope and Contents

    The John Allan Walker Art Catalog Collection (1882-2002; bulk 1919-2002) consists of exhibition catalogs for art galleries, museums and other entities collected by John Allan Walker. Catalogs include individual and themed exhibitions of works by painters, sculptors, photographers, and other artists. The collection consists of catalogs from nearly every year from the 20th century with the bulk of the catalogs from exhibits from the 1960s-1990s. Catalogs include the following artists: Washington Allston, Ivan Albright, Thomas Anshutz, Milton Avery, Leonard Baskin, George Bellows, Eugene Berman, Hyman Bloom, Peter Bruegel, Alberto Burri, Alexander Calder, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, William Merrit Chase, Bruce Conner, Lovis Corinth, George Cruikshank, Leonardo Da Vinci, Chester Dale, Arthur B. Davies, Willem de Kooning, Eugene Delacroix, Jean Dubuffet, Charles Dufresne, Walker Evans, Thomas Gainsborough, Albert Eugene Gallatin, Paul Gauguin, Adolph Gottlieb, Colin Greenly, Philip Guston, Frans Hals, Robert Henri, Joseph Hirsch, David Hockney, Wenceslaus Hollar, Winslow, Homer, Edward Hopper, George Inness, Donald Judd, Rockwell Kent, Gustav Klimit, Kathe Kollowitz, Walt Kuhn, John La Farge, Edvard Munch, Roy Lichtenstein, Jacques Lipchitz, Morris Louis, Moholy-Nagy, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Georgia O'Keefe, Gudmar Olovson, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissaro, Odilon Redon, Rembrandt, Frederic Remington, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Larry Rivers, Norman Rockwell, Millard Sheets, J.M.W. Turner, Vincent Van Gogh, Max Weber, Benjamin West, James McNeil Whistler, Worthington Whittredge, Andrew Wyeth and many others.
    Galleries and museums include: Adelson Galleries, Inc, ACA Galleries, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Allentown Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Baltimore Museum of Art, Bernard Danenberg Galleries, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Carnegie Institute, Chapellier Galleries, Cleveland Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Crocker Art Gallery, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Detroit Institute of Arts, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Felix Landau Gallery, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Galarie Wolfgang Ketterer, Gallery of Modern Art, New York, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, High Museum of Art, Hirschl and Adler Galleries, Kennedy Galleries, La Jolla Museum of Art, Long Beach Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lowe Art Museum, M. Knoedler and Co., De Young Memorial Museum, Marlborough Fine Art Limited, Marlborough Fine Art Limited, Mead Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mongerson Wunderlich Galleries, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, Museum of Modern Art New York, Museum of New Mexico, National Gallery of Art, Newark Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., Pasadena Art Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Fe East Galleries, Schwarz and Son Philadelphia, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., Spanierman Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, Stedelijk Museum, Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Wildenstein Inc., Yale University Art Gallery and many others.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by the Mammoth Lakes Foundation and Rev. Karen Moore through the offices of Garry Hart (former CSUDH Humanities Dean) in 2007.

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    John Alan Walker, art history consultant and bookseller, was born on April 26, 1942 in New York City. He lived in Big Pine, California for 40 years. Among his publications are "Documents on the Life and Art of William Wendt, 1865-1946"; "Maynard Dixon, 1875-1946 : an unauthorized contribution towards a catalogue raisonne, with the emphasis on bibliography"; "Documents on the life and art of William Wendt, 1865-1946, California's painter laureate of the paysage moralisé"; "William Wendt's pastoral visions and eternal platonic quests : a study of the artist's theory of beauty"; "Period-pieces : American art 1890's-1930's"; "A bibliography of 238 items relating to Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, 1606-1669"; "Accounts of early California art : a reprint anthology; and Benjamin chambers brown : a chronological and descriptive bibliography". These were published by Walker in Big Pine between 1988-1992. Walker died on July 3, 2003 in Bishop, CA. He is buried in Big Pine Cemetery.

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