Nicholas Wilder Gallery records


Nicholas Wilder Gallery records

The collection comprises artist files and records pertaining to the operation of the Nicholas Wilder Gallery. Files contain assorted ephemera, black-and-white photographs, color photographs, clippings, inventory cards, slides, transparencies, and exhibition posters. There is also unique artwork and correspondence from George Herms and Peter Zecher.

10.93 Linear Feet (15 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)


SNAC Resource ID: 11615153

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Nicholas Wilder Gallery (corporateBody)

Art gallery; Los Angeles, Calif. Est. 1965; closed 1979. Nicholas Wilder was considered Los Angeles' leading contemporary art dealer during the 1960s and 1970s. His interest in art started at Amherst College where he worked for the art department as a slide technician. While in graduate school at Stanford University, he worked at the Lanyon Gallery in Palo Alto, California. An initial offer of financial backing to open a gallery inspired a move to Los Angeles. Although that offer fell through...

Moses, Ed, 1926- (person)

Ed Moses is an American painter and central figure in the Los Angeles art scene and a key promoter of Post-War, West Coast art. Best known for his eclectic range of abstract paintings, Moses’ work is unified by his interest in transitory processes and the mutability of concepts. His work constantly shifted throughout his career, building off of the theories formulated by the pieces made before. His canvases are formal abstractions using a variety of processes to experiment with surface, creating...

Smith, Alexis, 1949- (person)

Alexis Smith is a contemporary American artist. Working primarily in collage and installation, she has combined text and imagery from a variety of sources—including film, advertising, and popular literature—to explore the psychology of the American identity. Smith’s work is often contextualized within her role as a West Coast artist, and is characterized by her continued interest in Hollywood and the Los Angeles landscape. She has cited Pop Art and American writers such as Jack Kerouac, Walt Whi...