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G.R.D. Studio records, 1921-1970

Creator:
G.R.D. Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Subject:
Dick, Gladys Roosevelt
Nicolaïdes, Kimon
G.R.D. Collection
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.0 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels).
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.
Summary:
Letters, writings, business records, sketches, printed matter and photographs relating to the gallery and Kimon Nicolaides. Gallery correspondence, 1928-1934; lists of expenses, 1928-1932; lists of exhibitions, 1928-1933; clippings, 1928-1970; a brochure for the 10th anniversary of the Art Center; a press release for a lecture by Laurence Sickman at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1939; photographs of works of art by Guy Bertin, Gladys R. Dick, Elsie Driggs, Boris Grigorev, Stephen Haweis, Anne Kutka, Helen McAuslan, Albert Moreau, and Carl Sprinchorn; and 3 prints by Carlos Camara; Kimon Nicolaides material includes correspondence of Jean S. Roosevelt, Anne Kutka, Lester Burbank Bridaham, Mamie Harmon, William L. Taylor, Fred S. Hynd, and others. Most letters are dated after Nicolaides' death and pertain to efforts to build his reputation by having a memorial exhibition in 1939, traveling exhibitions, the publication of his book on drawing (THE NATURAL WAY TO DRAW), and preparation of a biography about him.
Citation:
G.R.D. Studio records, 1921-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 4015-4017 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Non-profit art gallery, New York City. Founded by Jean S. Roosevelt in honor of her sister Gladys Roosevelt Dick, an artist. Kimon Nicolaides was art director.
Provenance:
Donated 1972 by Jean Roosevelt and Mamie Harmon, a student of Nicolaides.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Exhibition catalogs
Photographs
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7701
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209865
AAA_collcode_grdstudi
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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