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Alan Gallery records, 1953-1970

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Creator:
Alan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Subject:
Zerbe, Karl
Ohashi, Yutaka
Siporin, Mitchell
Thomas, John
Boyce, Richard
Brice, William
King, William Dickey
Levine, Jack
Marcus, Marcia
Novelli, Gastone
Guglielmi, Louis
Lea, Wesley
Pendergast, Eileen
Lawrence, Jacob
Morris, Robert C.
Moses, Ed
Knipschild, Robert L. (Robert Leon)
Squier, Jack
Cremean, Robert
Latham, John
Preusser, Robert O. (Robert Ormerod)
Malaval, Robert
Alan, Charles
Oliveira, Nathan
Lewandowski, Edmund
Andrews, Oliver
Katzman, Herbert
Pribble, Easton
Morris, George L. K. (George Lovett Kingsland)
Fredenthal, David
Wilson, Bryan
D'Arista, Robert
Tam, Reuben
Adkins, Paul
Cohen, George Michael
Conner, Bruce Guldner
Titus, Robert S.
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)
Hunt, Richard
Meigs, Walter
Millman, Edward
Burlin, Paul
Cloar, Carroll
Kinigstein, Jonah
Oscar, Charles
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Landau-Alan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
15.1 linear feet
Motion picture film 1 film reel (400 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Reference copy: 1 videocassette (VHS) (12 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Arrangement:
Artist correspondence is arranged alphabetically; business correspondence is arranged chronologically. The gallery stock card file is arranged alphabetically by artist; one of the two card files listing works purchased from the Alan Gallery is arranged alphabetically by artist; the other is arranged alphabetically by purchaser.
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. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Photographic negatives, transparencies of works of art, paid bills, statements, and tax and insurance records are not microfilmed.
Summary:
Correspondence with artists; general business correspondence, 1953-1969; legal documents (some pertaining to owner Charles Alan's separation from the Downtown Gallery and establishment of the Alan Gallery); business records, including price lists, inventories, loan agreements, purchase and consignment records, receipts for purchases, and general ledgers; a card file of gallery stock; two card files recording purchases; two scrapbooks of printed materials on gallery exhibitions; paid bills, statements, tax and insurance records; and photographs (reel 1400) of Landau-Alan Gallery stock, and of Alan Gallery artists.
Correspondents include: Paul Adkins, Oliver Andrews, Richard Boyce, William Brice, Paul Burlin, Carroll Cloar, George M. Cohen, Bruce Conner, Robert Cremean, Robert D'Arista, David Fredenthal, Louis Guglielmi, Richard Hunt, Herbert Katzman, William King, Jonah Kinigstein, Robert Knipschild, John Latham, Jacob Lawrence, Wesley Lea, Julian Levi, Jack Levine, Edmund Lewandowski, Robert Malaval, Marcia Marcus, Walter Meigs, Edward Millman, George L.K. Morris, Robert C. Morris, Edward Moses, Gastone Novelli, Yutaka Ohashi, Nathan Oliveira, Charles Oscar, Eileen Pendergast, Robert Preusser, Easton Pribble, Mitchell Siporin, Jack Squier, Reuben Tam, John Thomas, Robert S. Titus, Bryan Wilson, and Karl Zerbe.
Included in the collection are photographs of the following artists/and or works of art: Paul Adkins, Aubrey Beardsley, Richard Boyce, Robert Cremean, William Dole, Edwin Hewitt Collection, John Denman Collection, Paul Klee, Gustave Klimt, Jack Levine, E. L. T. Mesens, Elie Nadelman, Charles Oscar, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Eileen Prendergast, Joseph Stella, and Clara McDonald Williamson.
A print of the Bruce Conner film "A Movie" (1958) also available on videocassette (VHS), is also found in the collection.
Citation:
Alan Gallery records, 1953-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 1379-1391 and 1400 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
The Alan Gallery was established by Charles Alan in 1952. In 1966, Felix Landau purchased the gallery and renamed it the Landau-Alan Gallery. After Alan left in 1969, the name was changed to the Felix Landau Gallery.
Provenance:
Donated 1971 and in 1973 by Charles Alan the founder of the Alan Gallery.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Motion pictures (visual works)
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Business records
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5778
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208617
AAA_collcode_alangall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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