Earl Stendahl—Art Dealer as Impresario
by April Dammann
Earl L. Stendahl came to Los Angeles
in 1909 with the zeal of a showman
and an extraordinary eye, and went on to create one of the most
art galleries in the world. Never-published vintage photographs from
Stendahl family archive illustrate this colorful biography of the man
introduced modern art to Los Angeles and put Pre-Columbian art on the
April Dammann is a Hollywood native
who established a writing
career for television, film and theater. Exhibitionist is her first book.
She is married to art dealer Ronald Dammann, the grandson of Earl
N.B. summer 2012: April is working on another L.A.-art-scene biography,
on Sister Mary Corita Kent... details here.
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| 240 pages