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Perls Galleries records, 1937-1997

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Creator:
Perls Galleries
Subject:
Picasso, Pablo
Dudensing, F. Valentine
MiroĢ, Joan
Calder, Alexander
Streisand, Barbra
Canaday, John Edwin
Priebe, Karl J.
Luce, Claire
Ford, Henry
Hitchcock, Alfred
Garbo, Greta
Cafritz, Gwendolyn
Perls, Klaus G.
de Menil, Adelaide
Cafritz, Morris
Luce, Henry
Austin, Darrel
Art Institute of Chicago
Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Whitney Museum of American Art
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
James Corcoran Gallery
Fujikawa Gallery
Galerie Maeght
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
79.7 linear ft.
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 Perls Galleries measure 79.7 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1997. Founded by Klaus Perls in 1937 and operating until 1997, the gallery dealt primarily in modern French art and the artwork of Alexander Calder. Found within the records are extensive correspondence (circa 44 linear feet) with artists, dealers, galleries, museums, and collectors; photographs and negatives of inventory and other artwork; exhibition files, scattered financial records; and exhibition catalogs and clippings.
Citation:
Perls Galleries records, 1937-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Related papers of Hugo Perls, father of Frank and Klaus Perls: located at Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History, New York, N.Y.
Among the resources relating to the Perls Galleries in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Klaus Perls done by Mona Hadler on January 19, 1993.
Biography Note:
The Perls Galleries (1937-1996) was a New York art gallery. The gallery dealt in contemporary French artists of the School of Paris, such as Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, but also acted as the primary representative of Alexander Calder beginning in 1954.
Provenance:
The records were donated in 1997 by Douglas Mayhew, associate and legal representive of Klaus G. and Amelia B. Perls.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographs
Illustrated letters
Drawings
Art, Modern
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6120
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216333
AAA_collcode_perlgall
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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