Title:Robin Leigh papers, 1941-1995 (bulk 1960-1973)
Creator/Contributor:Leigh, Robin, 1924-, creator
Creator/Contributor:Thomas, W. O.
Creator/Contributor:Solo, Juba, 1936-
Creator/Contributor:BlackMan's Art Gallery
Contains diary entries, correspondence, writings, artwork, and legal documents of Robin Leigh. Also includes records of the
BlackMan's Art Gallery, consisting of history of the gallery, catalogs and press releases.
Leigh, Robin -- 1924- -- Archives
Leigh, Robin -- 1924- -- Portraits
BlackMan's Art Gallery -- Catalogs
BlackMan's Art Gallery -- History
African American artists -- California
African American artists -- Photographs
Contains black and white photographs of artwork from BlackMan's Art Gallery; contains color photograph of Robin Leigh.
Flag printed with George Jackson portrait transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2006.005--OBJ)
Robin Leigh was born Apr. 30, 1924, as Marjorie Leigh Pugh in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She was also known as Robin Thomas
Solo. Leigh was married to W.O. Thomas Jr., Juba Solo and Jesse Victor Jackson.
The BlackMan's Art Gallery was conceived by W.O. Thomas, Jr. in 1965 after an art festival intended for Negro Art, awarded
all of its prizes to white artists. With the help of Robin Leigh, the gallery opened its doors on Sept. 30, 1967, in San Francisco.
At some point Thomas left the gallery and Leigh continued the gallery with Juba Solo. The BlackMan's Art Gallery was the first
privately owned gallery totally devoted to black art. The gallery was open from at least 1967 to 1973.
1 box, 1 carton, 1 oversize folder (1.25 linear feet)
BANC MSS 2005/291 c box 1
BANC MSS 2005/291 c carton 1
BANC MSS 2005/291 c oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2005/291 c