Frank A. Woessner papers, circa 1953-1963  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Woessner, Frank A.
Title
Frank A. Woessner papers
Dates
circa 1953-1963 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.00 cubic feet plus 12 items
Collection Number
2545
Summary
Papers related to an art dealer of Seattle, Washington
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
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Frank A. Woessner was born in 1898 in North Dakota. He received a B.A. from New York University and was a student at Lexington Art School as well as studying under Callahn & Elshin. He was a stockbroker on Wall Street and a hobbyist painter before coming to Seattle. Frank and his wife, Henriette, built their gallery on Alki to provide a cultural center where artists could show their work. While they were building the gallery, they lived in a shack; the details of this story are given in an article in "Seattle Times Magazine," July 19, 1953. The Woessner Gallery opened June 21, 1953. It exhibited Kenneth Callahan's first one-man show in Seattle. Frank was also a photographer. He died in 1973.

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Accession No. 2545-001: Frank A. Woessner papers, circa 1953-1963Return to Top

2.00 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, catalogs, photographs, and clippings.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Henrette Woessner, 2/17/1976.

Description
Frank A. Woessner papers

Accession No. 2545-002: Frank A. Woessner papers, Return to Top

12 items

Scope and Content: Slides of paintings by Kenneth Callahan from exhibition at Woessner Gallery. The accession also includes postcards from Helmi Juvonen.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Henriette Woessner, 10/6/1976.

Description
Frank A. Woessner papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Spencer, Ralph, d. 1973
  • Woessner, Frank A.--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986 (creator)
    • Woessner, Henriette E (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Woessner Gallery (Seattle, Wash.)