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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:
Van Brunt, Philip
Bickley-Green, Cynthia
Exton, Leslie
Wilson, May
Herbert, Mimi
Antin, Eleanor
Greenly, Colin
Nakashima, Tom
Kogelnik, Kiki
Clements, Robert
Anderson, Harry
Kohlmeyer, Ida
Abraham, Darryl
Edelson, Mary Beth
Outerbridge, Graeme
Puryear, Martin
Ishida, Traute
McGowin, Ed
Scanga, Italo
Stackhouse, Robert
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
54.8 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 54.8 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, slides, and motion picture film. Additional correspondence, newspaper clippings, 114 exhibition posters, scattered drawings, illustrated cards, and photographic materials are also found in the collection.
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:
Color-field painting
Art galleries, Commercial
Greeting cards
Illustrated letters
Sketches
Photographs
Drawings
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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