Selections from a Private Collection

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San Francisco Chronicle article by John King (23 May 2006)
San Francisco ABC-7 Pick of the Week announcement (4 June 2006)
San Jose Mercury News Artwatch article by Jack Fisher (6 June 2006)

 
Charles Campbell Gallery presents selections from one of the largest collections of Frank Lloyd Wright material acquired by an individual in the United States.

The show marks only the second time a significant portion of these works, acquired over the course of a lifetime by Walter "Bill" Schmidt from Fremont, California, is available to the public. Mr. Schmidt sold a portion of his archive to the Getty Museum in 1985.
 
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Specifications, Guggenheim Museum, Specification book with notes by FLW, c.1956 Adjustable Chrome Light Fixtures, Arizona Biltmore Hotel, approximately 26" tall, Phoenix, c.1929 Taliesin Line by Schumacher, Fabric and Wallpaper Sample Book Cover, Complete, 23 x 17 1/2", 36 pages, 138 samples plus associated material, 1955
Specifications
Guggenheim Museum
Chrome Light Fixtures, Arizona Biltmore Hotel Fabric and Wallpaper Sample Book
Block, Ennis House, Los Angeles, California, 16 x 16", Concrete, 1924 Plate based on Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, FLW designed china, Ceramic, 1979 Block, Storer House, Los Angeles, California, 16 x 16", Concrete, 1923
Block, Ennis House,
Los Angeles
Plate, Tokyo
Imperial Hotel design
Block, Storer House,
Los Angeles
Martin House Window, Buffalo, New York, 41 x 21 3/4", Zinc channeled clear, iridescent and gold glass, c.1904 Taliesen West Plan, Phoenix, Arizona, Colored pencil on brown print, c.1940 Walser House Window (Detail), Chicago, 43 1/2 x 15", Leaded stained glass, c.1903
Martin House Window, Buffalo, New York Plan, Taliesen West, Phoenix, Arizona Walser House Window (detail), Chicago
Flower Drawings, Two drawings:  right 6 x 4", left 6 x 3 1/4", Ink on paper, 1897 La Miniatura (Mrs. George Madison Millard House) Addition (detail), Pasadena, 17 3/4 x 17 1/4" overall, drawing by Fred Langhorst, 1933-34 Geranium Leaves, 3 7/8 x 5", Photogram, n.d.
Flower Drawings
by FLW
La Miniatura Addition
drawing by Fred Langhorst
Photogram by FLW
Geranium Leaves
View of Japan, 4 x 4 7/8", Photograph, 1905 Branches, 5 3/4 x 3 3/4", Photograph, n.d. Wright Family Portraits, two 2 1/4 x 6 7/8" photographs mounted on 6 1/2 x 8 1/4" sheet, 1904
Photo by FLW, 1905
View of Japan
Photo by FLW
Branches
Photos by FLW, 1904
Family Portraits (detail)

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Complete exhibition information
(Updated 16 June 2006)