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Finding Aid to the Artists' Exhibition Catalog Collection, 1918-2004 (bulk circa 1950-1970)
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This collection includes almost 5,000 minor exhibition catalogs and pamphlets for 3,331 individual artists published 1918-2004, with the bulk published from the 1950s-1970s. The collection highlights American, Canadian, Dutch, French, German, and Italian artists along with numerous other nationalities. Artists of Slavic origin are well-represented through catalogs that were provided to the Library through the Library of Congress PL480 Program. Many of the catalogs were published to accompany exhibitions held in galleries located in major art centers worldwide such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Paris, London, Milan, Montréal, Munich, Amsterdam, to name a few. Information contained in the catalogs often includes a portrait of the artist, education, chronology, catalog of works, works in private collections, awards, one-man shows/exhibitions, group exhibitions, and bibliography. Exhibition checklist and pricelist sheets are included in many of the catalogs. This collection was originally a part of an Artists’ Files Collection housed in vertical files in the Art History/Classics Library (1979-1996). The catalogs originated from a variety of campus sources from within various units within the University of California Berkeley, including the former University Art Museum, Department of Decorative Arts, Art Department, and University Library.
720 linear feet
Materials in this collection may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Collection is open for research via OskiCat (online catalog of the University of California, Berkeley, Library) and the Online Archive of California.