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Guild Art Gallery records, circa 1933-1937

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Creator:
Guild Art Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile
Lefranc, Margaret
Menkes, Sigmund
Roszak, Theodore
Walinska, Anna
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.2 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 the Guild Art Gallery measure 1.2 linear feet and date from circa 1933-1937. Operating in New York City between 1935-1937, the gallery was founded by artists Margaret Lefranc (also known as Margaret Schoonover) and Anna Walinska. Scattered records of the gallery include correspondence, including some with artists, exhibition files, financial records, a scrapbook and other printed materials, a drawing by Anna Walinska, and photographs of artwork and the gallery.
Correspondence is with artists, business associates, and museums. Correspondents include Alfred H. Barr, Alfred C. Barnes, Saul Baizerman, Cincinnati Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Paul Feeley, Arshile Gorky, Chaim Gross, Jean Liberte, Museum of Modern Art, Lloyd Raymond Ney, Philip Reisman, Theodore Roszak, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The collection also contains financial materials such as account ledgers, receipt journals, bank records, sales invoices, and insurance forms, as well as printed material consisting of a scrapbook, newspaper and magazine clippings, calendars of art events, and journals. Additionally, there is a pen and ink drawing by Anna Walinska and black and white copy prints of artwork and original photos of the gallery.
Citation:
Guild Art Gallery records, circa 1933-1937. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Related Materials:
Also found among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are the Anna Walinska papers.
Biography Note:
The Guild Art Gallery was founded in 1935 by artists Anna Walinska and Margaret Lefranc (also known as Margaret Schoonover) and operated at 37 West 57th Street in New York City until 1937. Artists exhibited included Theodore Roszak, Saul Baizerman, Paul Feeley, Jean Liberte, Chaim Gross, Lloyd Raymond Ney, Philip Reisman, and perhaps most significantly, Arshile Gorky, whose first New York one-man show was held there.
Provenance:
Margaret Lefranc (also known as Margaret Schoonover), co-founder of the Guild Art Gallery, donated the gallery records to the Archives of American Art in 1981.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Drawings
Gallery records
Painters
Scrapbooks
Women art dealers
Women painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8280
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210451
AAA_collcode_guilart
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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