Windsor Utley papers, 1927-1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Utley, Windsor, 1920-1989
Title
Windsor Utley papers
Dates
1927-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
.63 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
4219 (Accession No. 4219-003)
Summary
Papers of a Seattle painter, gallery owner, and friend of painter Mark Tobey.
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

The papers are open to all users.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Windsor Utley (1920-1989) was a Seattle painter, a gallery owner, and a friend of the painter Mark Tobey. He was born in Los Angeles in 1920 and spent his early years concentrating on his musical studies in California. He moved to Seattle during World War II. Although Windsor Utley has been celebrated as a Northwest artist, he lived at times in California, Washington, New York, Canada, and Italy. He exhibited his paintings extensively throughout the United States and Canada.

Windsor Utley opened Utley's Art Galleries, first in Seattle in 1966 and in Victoria, British Columbia, during the 1970s. He moved the galleries to Laguna Beach, California, in 1983 and re-opened Utley's Galleries in Seattle in 1987. Windsor Utley died in Seattle in 1989.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Utley's papers include correspondence, exhibit notices, exhibit lists and catalogs, publications, reviews and other clippings, photographs, legal documents, news releases, and lists and receipts, 1927-1990 (bulk 1945-1989).

Although Windsor Utley was an artist, musician, and teacher, most of the materials in these papers concern his work and exhibits as a painter. The only material concerning Windsor Utley's immediate family is a letter to his grandmother (1927). Utley was a friend of Mark Tobey and corresponded with him often. However, the Mark Tobey file consists primarily of clippings and does not contain personal documents.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Incoming lettersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Colescott, Robert and Zdenka
1957
1/2
Duveen-Graham Gallery (New York City)
1955-1958
1/3
Graham Gallery (New York City)
1958-1960
1/4
Hallston, Pehr
1957-1965
1/5
Seattle Art Museum
1951-1965
1/6
Tobey, Mark
1957-1965
1/7
Allied Arts of Seattle
1988
1/7
American Federation of Arts
1955
1/7
Anderson, Frances
1957
1/7
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (British Columbia)
1976
1/7
Art in America
1955
1/7
British Columbia, Provincial Coordinator of Art
1974-1975
1/7
Camosun College (Victoria, British Columbia)
1973
1/7
Chi Omega Alumnae
1956
1/7
DuPen, Everett and Charlotte
1972
1/7
Gilkey, Gordon W.
1956
1/7
Graham, Colin
See: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
1/8
Hollesch, Carlo
1959
1/8
Los Angeles Art Association
1954
1/8
Museum of Modern Art (New York City)
1955-1956
1/8
Northwest Water Color Society
1956
1/8
Oregon, Portland State College
1955
1/8
Osver, Arthur
1952
1/8
Pike Place Farmers Market Association
1964
1/8
Portland Art Museum
1955
1/8
Schneider, Joe
1959-1960
1/8
Seattle Municipal Art Commission
1964
1/8
Seattle Public Schools
1964
1/8
Tana, Emo
1957
1/8
University of Washington Henry Gallery
1956

Outgoing lettersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/9
To grandmother, age 6
1927
1/10
Other
1957-1958

General correspondence, 1988-1990Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/11

Regarding Utley's painting Tribute to Beethoven.

Exhibition notices, 1952-1989, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/12

Exhibition lists and catalogs, 1945-1989, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/13-14

Legal documents, 1960Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/15

Publications, 1955-1962Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/1

Poem, circa 1932Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/2

News releases, 1974-1990Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/3

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/4
Artists Equity Association membership list
1956
2/4
Auction from the private collection of Mr. and Mrs. Windsor Utley
undated

Receipts, 1955Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/5

Clippings, 1940-1988, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/6

PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/7
Children of Summit Art Class, Bush School
1953
2/8
Miscellaneous
1945-1985, undated

Subject series: Mark TobeyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/9
Correspondence covers
1957-1964, undated
2/9
Miscellaneous
1951-1959, undated

Ephemera, 1961, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/10

Duplicates, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/11

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Art galleries, Commercial--New York (State)--New York
  • Art galleries, Commercial----Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Art museums--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Art--Collectors and collecting--United States
  • Painters--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Painting, American--20th century
  • Personal Names :
  • Hallsten, Pehr, d. 1965
  • Tobey, Mark
  • Utley, Windsor, 1920-1989--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Duveen-Graham (Gallery)
  • Graham Art Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • correspondence
  • ephemera
  • exhibition catalogs
  • Legal documents
  • Lists
  • Photographs
  • Press releases

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)