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Susan Conway Gallery records

Creator:
Susan Conway Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Susan Conway Conservation Studio  Search this
Aho, Eric, 1966-  Search this
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Doyle, Mary Ellen, 1938-  Search this
Honeycutt, Brece  Search this
Merrill, Ross M.  Search this
Natzler, Gertrud  Search this
Natzler, Otto  Search this
Oliphant, Pat, 1935-  Search this
Scott, Sam  Search this
Sorel, Edward, 1929-  Search this
Extent:
23.9 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gigabytes
Photographs
Visitors' books
Date:
circa 1928, 1940s-2003
bulk 1987-2003
Summary:
The modern and contemporary art gallery records of the Susan Conway Gallery in Washington, D.C. measure 23.9 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from 1987-2003. Nearly half of the collection documents the gallery's work as the sole representative of artist and political cartoonist Pat Oliphant through administrative records, exhibition files, press clippings, and a handful of photographs. Also found in the collection are artists' files of other artists represented by the gallery, client files, administrative records, printed and digital materials, and the records of the Susan Conway Conservation Studio.
Scope and Contents:
The modern and contemporary art gallery records of the Susan Conway Gallery in Washington, D.C. measure 23.9 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from 1987-2003. Nearly half of the collection documents the gallery's work as the sole representative of artist and political cartoonist Pat Oliphant through administrative records, exhibition files, press clippings, and a handful of photographs. Also found in the collection are artists' files of other artists represented by the gallery, client files, administrative records, printed and digital materials, and the records of the Susan Conway Conservation Studio.

The exhibitions and sales of artwork by artists represented by the gallery are documented through biographies, correspondence, exhibition printed materials, newspaper clippings, notes, price lists, photographs and slides, sales invoices, and shipping records. Artists of interest include Eric Aho, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Dorothy Dehner, Mary Ellen Doyle, Brece Honeycutt, Ross M. Merrill, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Sam Scott and Edward Sorel. Sales records can also be found in Client Files, along with correspondence with individual clients and galleries, notes, and shipping records.

Nearly half of the collection documents the exhibitions, loans, promotion and sales of Patrick Oliphant's artwork. Materials found include contracts, correspondence with galleries, museums, and clients, exhibition printed materials, notes, scattered photographs, price lists, proposals, sales invoices, and shipping records. Much of the material relates to Oliphant's numerous traveling exhibitions, including "Oliphant: The New World Order in Drawing and Sculpture," "Oliphant's Presidents: 25 Years of Caricatures," and "Seven Presidents."

Administrative and Miscellaneous Records includes records related to the daily operation of the gallery space and promotion of the gallery, such as contracts, a guest book, documents created for Conway's public talks, scattered documentation regarding gifts of artwork, and other miscellaneous records.

The bulk of the printed materials are Susan Conway Gallery exhibition announcements. Also found are some catalogs, clippings and a brochure. The records of the Susan Conway Conservation Studio include condition reports, correspondence with clients, notes, and photographs and slides of artwork.

None of the gallery records of the Santa Fe location are included in this collection. The outlying dates of this collection include older photographs and a negative found in the Artists' Files.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Artists' Files, circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003 (7.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-8, 26, OV 27, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 2: Client Files, 1987-2003 (1.85 linear feet; Boxes 8-10, 26)

Series 3: Exhibition and Loan Files, 1987-2003 (0.85 linear feet; Boxes 10-11)

Series 4: Records Regarding Patrick Oliphant, 1976-2003 (11.5 linear feet; Boxes 11-22, 26, OV 27, ER02; 0.001 GB)

Series 5: Administrative and Miscellaneous Records, 1978-2003 (0.5 linear feet; Box 22)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1987-2002 (0.4 linear feet; Box 23, OV 27)

Series 7: Susan Conway Conservation Studio Records, before 1970s-1993 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 23-26)
Biographical / Historical:
The Susan Conway Gallery was founded by Susan Conway in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in 1987. In 1991, the gallery relocated in Georgetown to the Glackens House, former home of painter William Glackens. In 1998, Conway opened a second location in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Prior to opening the gallery, Conway ran her own fine arts conservation studio.

The gallery represents modern and contemporary artists including Eric Aho, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Dorothy Dehner, Mary Ellen Doyle, Brece Honeycutt, Ross M. Merrill, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Sam Scott and Edward Sorel. The gallery is also the sole fine arts representative of sculpture, painting, and drawings by Patrick Oliphant, a Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist.
Provenance:
The Susan Conway Gallery records were donated by Susan Conway in 2004 and 2007.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Susan Conway Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Visitors' books
Citation:
Susan Conway Gallery records, circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.susacong
See more items in:
Susan Conway Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-susacong
Additional Online Media:

Mary Ellen Doyle : works on paper : [exhibition] June 17 to October 5, 1997, the Phillips Collection

Author:
Doyle, Mary Ellen 1938-  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Susan Conway Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Doyle, Mary Ellen 1938- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
Call number:
ND1839.D66 A4 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_724467

Towards the horizon : recent works on paper by Mary Ellen Doyle : [exhibition] June 20 to August 15, 1999, the Columbus Museum

Title:
Mary Ellen Doyle
Author:
Doyle, Mary Ellen 1938-  Search this
Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts (Columbus, Ga.)  Search this
Subject:
Doyle, Mary Ellen 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
[36] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624241

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