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Business Men’s Art Institute of Los Angeles, Art Beacon Publications
GC 1376  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Business Men’s Art Institute of Los Angeles, Art Beacon Publications
    Dates: 1947-1972
    Collection Number: GC 1376
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: Boxes (1 letter)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
    Abstract: Two bound volumes of the publication, Art Beacon. One volume dated 1947 through 1960 (first two issues titled Palette Painter prior to name change to Art Beacon). Second volume dated November-December, 1963 through March, 1972).
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Business Men’s Art Institute of Los Angeles, Art Beacon Publications. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    The institute was formed by downtown business men who wanted to paint as a pass time. The institute was incorporated in the 1940s and continues to this date. In its hey day it consisted of over a hundred business men of Los Angeles. As the downtown area changed in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s fewer men were willing to stay in down town and the membership diminished and currently consist of about 10 members. The institute is now located at 2228 Florencita, Montrose, California. Quoted from source: Donald D. Desmond, President of BMAI, April, 2018

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Two bound volumes of the publication, Art Beacon. One volume dated 1947 through 1960 (first two issues titled Palette Painter prior to name change to Art Beacon). Second volume dated November-December, 1963 through March, 1972).