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Creator:
Schaefer, Bertha, 1895-1971  Search this
Subject:
Ben-Zion  Search this
Barnet, Will  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Vasilieff, Nicholas  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Greene, Balcomb  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Zóbel, Fernando  Search this
Bertha Schaefer Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Bertha Schaefer Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4.6 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The Bertha Schaefer papers and gallery records measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1909-1975, with the bulk of the material dating from 1940-1965. The collection documents the Bertha Schaefer Gallery as well as Bertha Schaefer, the interior designer, through correspondence with artists and galleries, artist files, client files, exhibition material, printed material, financial material, biographical material, photographs, and six scrapbooks. Also found here are oversized blue prints and sketched plans of interior design projects, as well as a number of oversized photographic prints and stereo slides. Correspondence contains handwritten notes by many notable artists, including Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, and Fernando Zobel, with a bulk of the letters from Balcomb Greene.
Citation:
Bertha Schaefer papers and gallery records, 1909-1975, bulk, 1940-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels, N69-126, 42, 271, and 2129, at the Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the collection as described in this finding aid may not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm due to reprocessing.
Location of Originals:
Reels N69-115 and N70-60: Originals returned to lender after microfilming.
Related Materials:
Originals of loaned material concerning Alfred H. Maurer, including a scrapbook about Maurer from 1946 to 1969, were returned to Bertha Schaefer after microfilming. Loaned material is available on reel N69-115, but is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Originals of loaned material concerning Hale Woodruff, including correspondence, sketches and drawings, articles, photographs, catalogs, announcements, clippings, notes kept while student of Diego Rivera, and scrapbook, were returned to Hale Woodruff after microfilming (and the scrapbook to the Bertha Schaefer Gallery). Loaned material is available on reel N70-60, but is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Bertha Schaefer conducted by Paul Cummings, April 20-22, 1970.
Biography Note:
Bertha Schaefer (1895-1971) was an interior designer and director of the Bertha Schaefer Gallery in New York, New York.
Provenance:
The Bertha Schaefer papers and gallery records were donated in several installments from 1969 to 1974 by Bertha Schaefer and Bertha Schaefer Gallery Inc. Paul Creamer donated three scrapbooks from the Bertha Schaefer Gallery and the New Bertha Schaefer Gallery in 1979. Additional material was donated in 1984 by Syracuse University.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Gallery directors  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Interior decorators  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9497
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211695
AAA_collcode_schabert
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211695