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Scope and Contents The collection contains a number of pieces of artwork (etchings, oil, watercolor, acrylic, and others) by early twentieth century American and European artists. A San Diego contingent of landscape artists is headed by Charles Arthur Fries (1854-1940), called the “Dean of San Diego Painters.” Ivan Messenger (1895-1983) was a member of the San Diego Moderns and was also a printmaker of some renown. Rounding out the San Diego scene is Helen Johnston Balfour (1847-1925) known for...
Scope and Contents The collection encompasses a variety of document types related to the professional life of Beatrice Levy. There is active correspondence, most of which pertains to exhibition activities throughout her career. Newspaper clippings in the collection primarily document exhibition showings or awards from a variety of sources for Ms. Levy’s work. General ephemera include invitations, program and award announcements, and the like. Personal documents include several versions of her artist’s...