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The records of the Catherine Viviano Gallery measure 11.6 linear feet and date from 1930-1990, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1949-1978. Established in New York City in 1949, the gallery specialized in contemporary painting and sculpture primarily by American and European artists. The collection consists of artists' files; correspondence with artists, collectors, dealers, museum directors, curators, and publishers; business records; printed material; and photographs of artwork and artists. Also included are records relating to Catherine Viviano's activities as a private dealer and consultant after she closed the gallery in 1970.
Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Among the other resources relating to Catherine Viviano Gallery in the Archives of American Art are the Kay Sage papers, 1925-circa 1985, bulk 1950-1965.
Catherine Viviano (1889-1992) was an art dealer and consultant from New York, N.Y. In 1950 Catherine Viviano established her gallery at 42 East 57th Street, New York, NY.; the gallery was closed in 1970.
Donated 2003 by Margaret Viviano, Catherine Viviano's sister. The Estate of Catherine Viviano was left to her sister Margaret Viviano. Power of attorney for Margaret Viviano has been invested in her grandnephew, Peter C. Salerno who signed the deed.
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