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James Graham & Sons gallery records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s

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Creator:
James Graham & Sons
Subject:
Fried, Nancy
Crile, Susan
Santlofer, Jonathan
Fogel, Seymour
Thorne, Joan
Graham, Robert Claverhouse
Kriesberg, Irving
Melchers, Gari
Dickinson, Edwin Walter
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers)
Trieff, Selina
Duveen, Albert
Perrine, Van Dearing
Stevens, Peter
Schley, Reeve
Cicero, Carmen
Coheleach, Guy
De Kooning, Elaine
Wyeth, Jamie
Wyeth, Andrew
Graham Gallery
Coe Kerr Gallery
Duveen-Graham (Gallery)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
95.2 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Artwork Files (Boxes 63-71, 94-95) and some photographic materials (Boxes 93 and 101) require written permission to access ACCESS RESTRICTED, use requires written permission.
Summary:
The records of the New York City gallery James Graham & Sons measure 95.2 linear feet and date from 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011 (bulk 1950s-1980s). The collection generally documents the gallery's contemporary art department during the time in which Robert Claverhouse Graham, Sr. worked at the gallery (1940-1979); records prior to 1954 are sparse and scattered. Gallery records include artist files; correspondence; exhibition files; financial records; inventory records; printed materials; sales, loans, and consignment records; scrapbooks; and photographic materials. Also found are records from Coe Kerr Gallery regarding exhibitions of artwork by Jamie Wyeth, and to a lesser extent, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth.
Citation:
James Graham & Sons gallery records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Smithsonian Institution Collections Care Preservation Fund.
Related Materials:
Among the other resources relating to James Graham & Sons in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Robert Claverhouse Graham, November 19, 1976, and the David Herbert papers, 1950-1995.
Biography Note:
James Graham & Sons (Est. 1857) is an art gallery in New York, N.Y. James Graham & Sons is one of the oldest family-run galleries in the United States, specializing primarily in American paintings and sculpture, both contemporary and secondary market.
Provenance:
The James Graham & Sons records were donated in three accessions in 2007, 2008, and 2012 by Priscilla Caldwell and Jay Grimm of James Graham & Sons.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Scrapbooks
Painting
Visitors' books
Art
Photographs
Sculpture
Art galleries, Commercial
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13683
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)274826
AAA_collcode_jamegras
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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