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Otto and Ilse Gerson papers, 1933-1980

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Creator:
Gerson, Otto, 1902-1962
Gerson, Ilse, 1901-1980
Subject:
Valentin, Curt
Lipchitz, Jacques
Smith, David
Marcks, Gerhard
Wotruba, Fritz
Turner, Joseph Mallord William
Fine Arts Associates
Galerie Dina Vierny
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery
Otto Gerson Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3 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 papers of New York art dealers and gallery owners Otto and Ilse Gerson measure 3 linear feet and date from 1933 to 1980. This collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, exhibition files, artists' files, collectors' files, business records, inventory and stock records, printed materials, and photographs.
Citation:
Otto and Ilse Gerson papers, 1933-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 4049-4053 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the papers as described in this finding aid does not reflect the order of the papers on microfilm due to reprocessing.
Biography Note:
Otto Gerson married Ilse Goehler in 1939, and together they became important dealers in New York, circa 1940-1962, bringing works by noted post-war European (and some American) artists to the American market.
Language Note:
Letters from Marcks and Kirchner are in German.
Correspondence in the Dina Vierny Gallery file is mainly in French.
Provenance:
The Otto and Ilse Gerson papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1984 by Indian Head Bank North on behalf of Otto and Ilse Gerson.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Gallery owners
Art galleries, Commercial
Art
Photographs
Art dealers
Art, Modern
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8763
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210945
AAA_collcode_gersotto
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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