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About Us

The Jonathan Art Foundation is a non-profit organization whose public charitable purpose is to acquire and exhibit outstanding artworks which focus primarily on Southern California artists and history, and to maintain such works and books as a resource for use by scholars. This website furthers that mission by providing public access to the Foundation’s significant collection of early California plein air art and other of its significant holdings. The Jonathan Art Foundation’s office is in the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles, where much of the Foundation’s collection is displayed. The Foundation oversees the fine art collection of the Jonathan Club as well. The two collections have a similar tonal valuation and are displayed intermixed in the Jonathan Club, with ownership of individual works identified.


Founded in 1986, the Jonathan Art Foundation is a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization (tax ID #95-4095291) whose primary purpose is the acquisition of art, its preservation, maintenance, repair, cataloging and display for the benefit of others, and the Jonathan Club is a private club organized for social and recreational purposes.



Works in our collections have been seen at the Crocker Art Museum, Irvine Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Palos Verdes Art Center, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Descanso Gardens, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, California Court of Appeal in Riverside and other institutions. As an exhibition lender, the Art Foundation's mission is furthered by providing public access to its significant collection. Museum curators and directors are invited to preview the collections by appointment. To inquire further, please contact us at either (213) 312-5242 or





The Jonathan Art Foundation may host tours of the collections to small groups by reservation only.  If you would like to inquire about this further, please contact us at


2024  Board of Directors & Staff


Judith Jenkins, President
Gregory Thorpe, Secretary
Frank Dohn, Treasurer

Dale Harbour-Day

Debora Edmunds

Dan Hodgkiss

Gary S. Kleinman
Richard O. Oxford

Scott Roper

Jack Estes

Lisa Hallaian

Grafton Tanquary, Director Emeritus
William Pinney, Past President
Paul Chevalier, Chairman Emeritus

Ashley Lumb, Collections Manager

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Laguna Beach Art Museum tour of their Kleitsch exhibition in August 2023.

Contact Us:

Jonathan Art Foundation
545 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 312-5242


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