Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Processing Info

Separated Material

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the Windsor Utley Papers
1927-1990



Manuscript Collection No.: 4219
Accession No.: 4219-003
Creator: Utley, Windsor, 1920-1989
Title: Windsor Utley papers
Date Span: 1927-1990
Bulk: 1945-1989
Quantity: .63 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.

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



Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Restrictions on Access

The papers are open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

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

Acquisition Info

Gift of Josephine Utley, Windsor Utley's widow, in June 1990 and January 1991.

Processing Info

Two accessions were merged and processed in 1991.

Separated Material

Additional correspondence from Mark Tobey was donated to the Smithsonian Institution.


Inventory

  
Box/FolderDate
Incoming letters
1/1Colescott, Robert and Zdenka1957
1/2Duveen-Graham Gallery (New York City)1955-1958
1/3Graham Gallery (New York City)1958-1960
1/4Hallston, Pehr1957-1965
1/5Seattle Art Museum1951-1965
1/6Tobey, Mark1957-1965
1/7Allied Arts of Seattle1988
1/7American Federation of Arts1955
1/7Anderson, Frances1957
1/7Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (British Columbia)1976
1/7 Art in America 1955
1/7British Columbia, Provincial Coordinator of Art1974-1975
1/7Camosun College (Victoria, British Columbia)1973
1/7Chi Omega Alumnae1956
1/7DuPen, Everett and Charlotte1972
1/7Gilkey, Gordon W.1956
1/7Graham, Colin
General Notes: See: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
1/8Hollesch, Carlo1959
1/8Los Angeles Art Association1954
1/8Museum of Modern Art (New York City)1955-1956
1/8Northwest Water Color Society1956
1/8Oregon, Portland State College1955
1/8Osver, Arthur1952
1/8Pike Place Farmers Market Association1964
1/8Portland Art Museum1955
1/8Schneider, Joe1959-1960
1/8Seattle Municipal Art Commission1964
1/8Seattle Public Schools1964
1/8Tana, Emo1957
1/8University of Washington Henry Gallery1956

  
Box/FolderDate
Outgoing letters
1/9To grandmother, age 61927
1/10Other1957-1958

  
Box/FolderDate
1/11General correspondence1988-1990
Scope and Content: Regarding Utley's painting Tribute to Beethoven.

  
Box/FolderDate
1/12Exhibition notices1952-1989, undated

  
Box/FolderDate
1/13-14Exhibition lists and catalogs1945-1989, undated

  
Box/FolderDate
1/15Legal documents1960

  
Box/FolderDate
2/1Publications1955-1962

  
Box/FolderDate
2/2Poemcirca 1932

  
Box/FolderDate
2/3News releases1974-1990

  
Box/FolderDate
Lists
2/4Artists Equity Association membership list1956
2/4Auction from the private collection of Mr. and Mrs. Windsor Utleyundated

  
Box/FolderDate
2/5Receipts1955

  
Box/FolderDate
2/6Clippings1940-1988, undated

  
Box/FolderDate
Photographs
2/7Children of Summit Art Class, Bush School1953
2/8Miscellaneous1945-1985, undated

  
Box/FolderDate
Subject series: Mark Tobey
2/9Correspondence covers1957-1964, undated
2/9Miscellaneous1951-1959, undated

  
Box/FolderDate
2/10Ephemera1961, undated

  
Box/FolderDate
2/11Duplicatesundated

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Hallsten, Pehr, d. 1965.
Tobey, Mark.
Utley, Windsor, 1920-1989--Archives.
Organizations:
Duveen-Graham (Gallery)
Graham Art Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Seattle Art Museum.
Subjects:
Art galleries, Commercial----Washington (State)--Seattle.
Art galleries, Commercial--New York (State)--New York.
Art museums--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Art--Collectors and collecting--United States.
Painters--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
Painting, American--20th century.
Genre Headings:
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Legal documents.
Lists.
Photographs.
Press releases.
correspondence.
ephemera.
exhibition catalogs.
Last modified: February 10, 2007
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