Byron Randall artwork and photographs, 1906-1990s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Randall, Byron
Title
Byron Randall artwork and photographs
Dates
1906-1990s (inclusive)
1940s-1990s (bulk)
Quantity
16 boxes including photographs, prints, drawings, and textual materials
Collection Number
PH2016-016
Summary
Artwork and photographs relating to the career of Byron Randall
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access restricted: For terms of access, contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Byron Randall was born in October 23, 1918 in Tacoma, Washington, and raised in Salem, Oregon. When he was 20 years old he had a solo show at the Whyte Gallery in Washington, D.C. which launched his art career. In 1942 he moved to San Francisco and became the first president of the Artists' Guild of San Francisco. He studied painting in Mexico for a while and rented a studio above the famous City Lights Bookstore. He eventually established a guest house/art gallery in Tomales, California. He was an expressionist who credited the look of his paintings to growing up in the Oregon environment. Much of his art is concerned with social justice themes. He died on August 11, 1999.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Artwork and photographs relating to the career of Byron Randall

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  PhotographsReturn to Top

44 photo albums, loose photographs, negatives and slides
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1-2
People and trips
Color photo album
1990-1992
1/3-4
Untitled album
1940s b&w prints, photos of paintings, etc.
circa 1940s
1/5
Photos from untitled envelope
Early b&w prints, misc. portraits.
undated
1/6
Tomales-history photos
1906
1/7-8
Prints, paintings, gallery registry
2/1
Byron Randall-photos, family photos, documents, clippings
1946
2/2
1970-1981 at seminary exhibit
1970-1981
2/3
Trip to Isla De Mujeres, Mexico
January 1990
2/4-6
Daily mandatories - photos, hodge podge, 1990-on
Color photos, family albums.
1990s
3/1-2
Scotland photo studies
Town scenery and rural landscape.
1990s
3/3-5
Byron Randall with Eve Wieland
Misc. color albums.
1990s
4/1
Misc. photos.
Color, b&w, family and painting photos.
4/2
Notes on Yugoslav artists & photos of their work
b&w prints
4/3
Misc. loose photos.
b&w family portraits
4/4
"1952"
b&w portrait
4/5
Photo records - Eve’s castle at Pottenbrunn
Baby photo - Eve
4/6
Vol. three - some works from the Cotati show
Photos of paintings and notes.
4/7
Misc. Elkhorn photos
Historical b&w family photos from paper mounted album
4/8
Misc. photos, family albums
mounted on paper album, color
5/1
Photos
Old b&w portraits, newer color photos of paintings, misc.
1988
5/2
Mendocino
Clippings, old family b&w photos, polaroids.
1964-1969
5/3-4
Untitled album
clippings, letters, paper album mounted b&w 1960s photos
1960s
5/5-6
Oils, watercolors, graphics
clippings, letters, paper album mounted b&w 1960s photos
5/7
Untitled album
b&w paper mounted photos, color photos, 8½”x11” silver gelatin prints
5/8
Tomales guest house
6/1-2
Family photos: Inverness, Elkhorn, Concord, Tomales, & so forth
circa 1990
6/3-5
Chicken Coop Studio, people, places, things & so forth
1988
6/3-5
Chicken Coop Studio, people, places, things & so forth
1988
Box
7
Photos, negatives, and slides
Includes b&w family portraits, loose photos, color photos of paintings mounted on paper, negatives, and slides
1988
8
Book #1, Gale’s
Photos of paintings and notes for show curation
10
Slides
11
Slides & negatives
Box/Folder
12
Untitled albums
color family/friends albums, painting photos.
12
Mostly still life
Painting photo album
August 1993
12
Bri Tomales, Chicken Coop Studio album
12
Photos for Byron and Pele
12
Studies for watercolor series on Scotland
12
Misc. artworks album
photo paintings
1997
12
Tomales, 1997. Studio One Show album
1997
12
San Francisco album
Snapshots, oilpaintings
12
Visit to artist Pablo O’Higgins at home
Mexico City?
12
Rose Cottage show at the huevos rancheros brunch meeting ‘99
May 1999
12
Paintings
15/1
Photographs taken at Tomales
Portrait of Byron Randall by Robert Pacheco
1990
Group photograph at Tomales Community Park by Art Rogers
1980

Series 2:  PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/1
“Very special material” Clippings, letters.
9/2
Letters ‘69, photos, etc. Honolulu
circa 1969
9/3
Personal papers, newspaper clippings, scrapbook
9/4
Coastal Cook interview
1989
9/5
“Project - copies from letters”
9/6
Personal papers - letters for Judy at hospice
9/7
Personal papers - Byron Randall news clippings, letters.
9/8
Personal papers - untitled folders
News clippings, notes, letters
9/9
Personal papers - poetry, loose papers, etc.
9/10
Display items - Tomales show
2003
9/11
1970s: newspaper clippings
re: sightseeing, info available under Freedom of Information Act
2003
9/12
Biographical material, Tomales, etc.

Series 3:  Art workReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
13
Misc. loose drawings, sketches, paintings
14
Misc. drawings
Box/Folder
15/2
Watercolors
Two still life and two landscapes
undated
15/3
Lino print:“Montreal Winter,” ed. unlimited
1956
15/4
Woodblock print: “Plowshare the Military”
1976
15/4
Wood drawing print: “Credo”
undated
15/5
Woodblock print (black): “J.S. Bach”
undated
15/6
Woodblock print (green): “J.S. Bach”
undated
15/7
Woodblock print: “Peace/Hyacinth”
undated
15/8
Woodblock print: “Fruit & Flowers”
1964
15/9
Lino print: “Hanging Clothes”
1956
Box
16
Miscellaneous artwork
Contains watercolors found with block prints, drawings, a collection of early drawings (1936), and a spiral notebook of drawings (Punaluu, 1976)
1936-1976

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Artists and community--California
  • Artists--California
  • Drawing--California
  • Expressionism (Art)
  • Painting, American--Specimens
  • Photographers--California
  • Social justice in art
  • Personal Names :
  • Randall, Byron--Archives
  • Randall, Byron--Family--Photographs
  • Randall, Byron--Friends and associates--Photographs
  • Randall, Byron--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Tomales (Calif.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Ephemera
  • Negatives (photographs)
  • Paintings (visual works)
  • Personal correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Sketches
  • Slides (photographs)
  • Woodcuts (prints)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)