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Swetzoff Gallery records, 1941-1968

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Creator:
Swetzoff Gallery (Boston, Mass.)
Subject:
Boghosian, Varujan
Boyce, Richard
Conner, Bruce
Eshoo, Robert
Hillsmith, Fannie
Kepes, Gyorgy
Ohashi, Yutaka
Pineda, Marianna
Redon, Odilon
Stewart, Reba
Swetzoff, Hyman Wulf
Tovish, Harold
Zóbel, Fernando
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
18.6 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 the Boston, Massachusetts Swetzoff Gallery measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1941 to 1968. Materials include administrative files, scattered general correspondence, named files, exhibition files, financial records, printed material, a scrapbook of printed material, photographs, and the personal papers of Hyman Swetzoff.
Administrative records include twenty day books, mailing lists, leases, and shipping records. Correspondence is scattered but includes holiday cards and general correspondence between other institutions, galleries, and clients. Named files are a mix of artist, subject, and client files and relate to the Gallery's relationships with artists, buyers and clients, and institutions and galleries. Files may include correspondence from or about the named individual. Substantial materials are found for Varujan Boghosian, Richard Boyce, Bruce Connor, Robert Eshoo, Fannie Hillsmith, Gyorgy Kepes, Yutaka Ohashi, Marianna Pineda, Odilon Redon, Reba Stewart, Harold Tovish, and Fernando Zóbel.
Exhibition files document exhibitions at the Swetzoff Gallery, events at other galleries for which Swetzoff loaned works, and for larger art fairs and exhibitions in which the gallery participated. Financial records include artist account ledgers, appraisals, consignments, accounts receivable and payable, price lists, receipts, records of purchases, sales statements, and other general financial records. Ledgers may include artist name, title of work of art, buyer, and price.
Printed material is scattered and includes some exhibition material and clippings. There is one scrapbook of printed materials. Photographs are of artists, gallery employees, installations, and of works of art. The Hyman Swetzoff papers include biographical material of Swetzoff and his family, correspondence, business records, writings, photographs, and artwork.
Citation:
Swetzoff Gallery records, 1941-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Biography Note:
The Swetzoff Gallery operated in Boston, Massachusetts from the late-1940s to 1968.
Provenance:
The records of the Swetzoff Gallery were donated by Sidney Swetzoff in 1968.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Art, American
Gallery records
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8759
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210941
AAA_collcode_swetgall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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