Established in 1971, the Annex Galleries inventory includes works from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, with a focus on American printmaking from 1900 to 1975. Our specialties include color woodcut, modernist prints, abstract expressionist prints of the 1940s and 1950s, WPA and works created at Atelier 17 in New York and Paris. Through numerous catalogues on California prints created between 1900 and 1950, we have illustrated California’s important niche and artistic contributions to the history of American printmaking. Our broad interests have created our inventory which consists of over 8000 works on paper, over half of which are on this website. Other areas of interest include European, Japanese and Hispanic prints as well as photography, sculpture, and painting.
We’ve introduced relatively unknown printmakers to collectors and curators and watched them embrace the work of artists such as Gustave Baumann, William S. Rice and Augusta Rathbone (whose estates we exclusively represent), Edmond Casarella, Cora Boone, Helen Hyde, Walter Kuhlman, and Tom Robertson. We are currently writing the catalog raisonne on Gustave Baumann’s color woodcuts.
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– The Annex Staff