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The records of the Boris Mirski Gallery, which showed the avant-garde art of the Boston Expressionist school, as well as New York and international modern art styles and non-western art, measure 6.2 linear feet and date from 1936-2000, bulk 1945-1972. They include gallery administrative files; artist files including correspondence, exhibition and loan paperwork as well as photographic documentation of artwork; gallery correspondence; financial materials including outgoing and incoming invoices and sales records; printed materials promoting the gallery and its artists; press materials; and a number of photographs of Boris Mirski at events and with others, as well as photographs of artwork. Artists particularly well represented in the collection include David Aronson, Leonard Baskin, Hyman Bloom, Esther Geller, Rico Lebrun, Michael Mazur, Arthur Polonsky, Ben Shahn, Mitchell Siporin, Barbara Swan, and Karl Zerbe.
Boris Mirski Gallery records, 1936-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related materials include Archives of American Art's Oral history interview with Boris Mirski, 1973 June 19.
The Boris Mirski Gallery (established1944; closed 1979) was a gallery in Boston, Massachusetts owned and operated by Boris Mirski (1898-1974).
The Boris Mirski Gallery records were donated by Deborah Mirski Brown, Boris Mirski's daughter from 1989-1996, with additions in 2007 and 2017.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001