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Askew, R. Kirk (Ralph Kirk), 1903-1974  Search this
Wells, Cady  Search this
Berman, Leonid  Search this
Bloom, Hyman  Search this
Blume, Peter  Search this
Fosburgh, James Whitney  Search this
Quirt, Walter  Search this
Seligmann, Kurt  Search this
Brown, Carlyle  Search this
Stuempfig, Walter  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Melcarth, Edward  Search this
Stein, Walter  Search this
Durlacher Bros. (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.6 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.
The papers of art dealer R. Kirk Askew, director of the New York branch of the Durlacher Bros. art firm, measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1958. The collection includes correspondence with artists Cady Wells, Walter Stuempfig, Walter Quirt, Edward Melcarth, Kurt Seligmann, Leonid Berman, Hyman Bloom, Peter Blume, Carlyle Brown, James W. Fosburgh, Stephen Greene, and Walter Stein.
R. Kirk Askew papers, 1928-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels N69-107, N69-108 and 148 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Related Materials:
Exhibition catalogs, 1928-1967, also donated by R. Kirk Askew, were tranferred to Smithsonian Institution Libraries in 1975. Catalogs are available on microfilm reel 148 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
R. Kirk Askew (1903-1974) was an art dealer and manager of the Durlacher Bros. New York location from from 1927 to circa 1969.
Donated 1969-1971 by R. Kirk Askew.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Record number:
The Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art