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Henri Gallery records, circa early 1900s, 1940-1996, bulk 1957-1995

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Creator:
Henri Gallery (Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Abraham, Darryl
Anderson, Harry
Antin, Eleanor
Bickley-Green, Cynthia
Clements, Robert
Edelson, Mary Beth
Exton, Leslie
Greenly, Colin
Herbert, Mimi
Ishida, Traute
Kogelnik, Kiki
Kohlmeyer, Ida
McGowin, Ed
Nakashima, Tom
Outerbridge, Graeme
Puryear, Martin
Scanga, Italo
Stackhouse, Robert
Van Brunt, Philip
Wilson, May
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
54.6 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The records of Henri Gallery, a Washington, D.C. gallery which showed painters from the Washington Color School and emerging artists, measure 54.6 linear feet and date from circa early 1900s, 1940 to 1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1957 to 1995. The gallery's relationship with artists and clients, exhibitions, sales, and other business is documented in alphabetical files containing a wide variety of materials, including correspondence, sales records, printed materials, photographs and slides. Additional correspondence, newspaper clippings, 114 exhibition posters, scattered drawings, illustrated cards, and photographic materials are also found in the collection.
General Correspondence includes incoming business correspondence with artists, clients, galleries, and museums, regarding artwork, exhibitions, and other business issues. Also found here are holiday cards, handmade cards, and illustrated correspondence.
The bulk of the records consist of Alphabetical Files contains materials regarding artists, clients, exhibitions, galleries, museums, and various subjects of interest, originally arranged alphabetically by folder title. Folders range in quantity and variety of materials, including correspondence, printed materials, photographs, sales and consignment records, resumes, price lists, and exhibition records. There are especially rich or extensive files for Darryl Abraham, Harry Anderson, Cynthia Bickley-Green, Robert Clements, Mary Beth Edelson, Leslie Exton, Colin Greenly, Mimi Herbert, Traute Ishida, Kiki Kogelnik, Ida Kohlmeyer, Ed McGowin, Tom Nakashima, Graeme Outerbridge, Martin Puryear, Italo Scanga, Robert Stackhouse, Philip Van Brunt, and May Wilson. Of interest is the complete series of Eleanor Antin's, "100 Boots" postcards.
The bulk of Printed Materials are newspaper clippings regarding artists, exhibitions, and Henri Gallery. There are also 114 posters dating from 1959-1979 from Henri Gallery exhibitions and other galleries' exhibitions of artists in which the Henri Gallery represented.
Artwork is comprised of loose drawings and sketches, many of Henri. Photographic Materials contains black and white photographs, scattered color photographs, snapshots, and slides of artwork, exhibitions, Henri, the galleries spaces, and the Not New shop. Most photographs are undated.
Citation:
Henri Gallery records, circa early 1900s, 1940-1996, bulk 1957-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care Preservation Fund.
Biography Note:
Henri Gallery (founded 1957; closed 1996) was an art gallery, in Washington, D.C. Operated by Henrietta Ehrsam (d. 1996), known as Henri. Est. 1957 in Alexandria, Virginia, moving ten years later to 21st and P Sts. in Washington, D.C. Among the artists exhibited were the painters of the Washington Color School, and young artists.
Provenance:
Henri donated the Henri Gallery records in three accessions between 1980 - 1981. Henri's daughter, Helen Schnoebelen donated additional records in 1996.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Color-field painting
Drawings
Greeting cards
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Sketches
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7730
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209895
AAA_collcode_henrgall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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