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Correspondence; gallery, organization, exhibition and artists' files; photographs and slides; printed material; 2 VHS videos and miscellaneous.
Correspondence is with galleries, art museums, business associates and friends, 1971-2002 and undated. Files are on the ACA Gallery, the Pastel Society of America, the Ettinger Gallery, the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art, Allied Artists of America, Salmagundi Club; files on commissions; exhibition files on "The Salgamundi Club: An American Institution" and "Gabriel Dellosso: An Artist's Journey," both curated by Erbe, as well as files on Erbe's one-man exhibitions at the ACA Gallery, Alexander Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida Museum of Art, Butler Insitute of American Art, the Canton Art Institute, James A. Michener Art Museum, Montclair Art Museum, National Arts Club, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Jersey State Museum, Sordoni Gallery- Wikes College, Woodmere Art Museum, a twenty-five year retrospective, "The Best of American Realism" at the Marin-Price Gallery and the Meridian True Colors exhibition; 33 photographs and several negatives of Erbe, Erbe with family and with works of art, and of exhibition installations as well as miscellaneous photographs; 61 color slides, mainly of works of art. Also included are 2 video cassettes, "Brand New Day," which aired on WPIX Aug. 23, 1983, and "At the Butler," May 25, 1985, done in connection with Erbe's exhibition at the Butler Institute.
Gary Erbe papers, 1968-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Trompe l'oeil painter; Union City, N.J.; self-taught artist.
Donated by Gary Erbe in 1991, 2002 and 2006.
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