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Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
Arnest, Bernard  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Guillaume, Paul  Search this
Navas, Elizabeth S.  Search this
Kraushaar, John F.  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Bouché, Louis George  Search this
Evett, Kenneth Warnock  Search this
Murdock, Roland P.  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest)  Search this
Williams, Esther  Search this
Smalley, David  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Miller, Harriette  Search this
Morris, Carl A.  Search this
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Juley, Paul A.  Search this
Hartell, John  Search this
Wilson, Ralph L.  Search this
Smith, Vernon B.  Search this
Fausett, Dean  Search this
Penney, James  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Kirsch, Frederick D. (Frederick Dwight),  Search this
Brueming, Karen  Search this
Kraushaar, Antoinette M.  Search this
Lechay, James  Search this
Halberstadt, Ernst  Search this
Robinson, Boardman  Search this
Laurent, Robert  Search this
DeLonga, Leonard  Search this
Stanley, Alix W.  Search this
Harrison, Preston  Search this
Hardy, Thomas  Search this
Albrizio, Humbert  Search this
Cantene, David  Search this
Sloan, John French  Search this
Glackens, William J. (William James)  Search this
Beal, Reynolds  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston  Search this
Cowles, Russell  Search this
Lasker, Joe  Search this
Allard, J.  Search this
Bignou, Etienne  Search this
Prendergast, Charles  Search this
Heliker, John Edward  Search this
Flannery, Vaughn  Search this
Demuth, Charles  Search this
Wichita Art Museum  Search this
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Physical Description:
100.7 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The records of New York City Kraushaar Galleries measure 91.9 linear feet and date from its establishment in 1885 to 2006. Three-fourths of the collection documents the gallery's handling of contemporary American paintings, drawings, and sculpture through correspondence with artists, private collectors, museums, galleries, and other art institutions, interspersed with scattered exhibition catalogs and other materials. Also included are John F. Kraushaar's estate records; artists' files; financial ledgers documenting sales and gallery transactions; consignment and loan records; photographs of artwork; sketchbooks and drawings by James Penney, Louis Bouché, and others; and two scrapbooks.
Kraushaar Galleries records, 1885-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Materials lent for microfilming in 1956 are available on microfilm reels NKR1-NKR3 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Processing of the collection was supported with funding from the Getty Grant Program and the Smithsonian Collections Care Fund.
Use Note:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Katherine Kaplan Degn, Kraushaar Galleries, 74 East 79th St., Suite 9B, New York, N.Y. 10075
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives are records lent to the Archives for microfilming in 1956 (reels NKR1-NKR3), and returned to Kraushaar Galleries, including: a book of clippings from 1907 to 1930, primarily of exhibition reviews; loose clippings and catalogs of exhibitions from 1930 to 1946; and a group of photographs and clippings relating to George Luks and other artists.
Also in the Archives is an untranscribed oral history interview with Antoinette Kraushaar, 1982.
Biography Note:
Kraushaar Galleries (1885-) is an art gallery in New York, N.Y Established 1885 by Charles W. Kraushaar as the Kraushaar Galleries as a small store on Broadway near 31st Street. Charles and brother John F. Kraushaar moved the Galleries in 1901 to 260 Fifth Ave. and began adding more modern French and American painters. They became interested in "The Eight" group of American realists. George Luks, a member of "The Eight" was probably the first major Amerian artist represented at Kraushaar, and in 1917 John Sloan was invited to hold his first one-person show there. John assumed control upon Charles' death in 1917, and, ca. 1920, enlisted his daughter, Antoinette (b. 1902) to assist him. In 1919, the business moved to 680 Fifth Avenue, and in 1936 to 730 Fifth Avenue. While the Kraushaar Galleries exhibited mostly European artists in the early years, by the time John Kraushaar died in 1946, American art had become the focus of the business. In 1950, Antoinette Kraushaar assumed sole ownership. Carole Pesner joined as President in 1959, and Katherine Kaplan Degn as director in 1986. Antoinette retired in 1988 and died in 1992. The gallery is still in business at 724 Fifth Avenue.
53.5 linear feet of records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Kraushaar Galleries in three separate accessions in 1959, 1994, and 1996. Katherine Kaplan Degn of Kraushaar Galleries donated an additional 38.4 linear feet in 2008-2009, 7.8 linear feet in 2012, 0.2 linear feet in 2013 and 0.8 linear feet in 2017.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Scrapbooks  Search this
Artists  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Depressions  Search this
Ledgers (account books)  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Record number:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art