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Rosamund Felsen letters, 1968-1977

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Creator:
Felsen, Rosamund, 1934-
Subject:
Johns, Jasper
Kelly, Ellsworth
Ruppersberg, Allen
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The letters of Los Angeles gallerist Rosamund Felsen measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1968-1977. Included are sixteen letters and two postcards, all but three of which are from Jasper Johns. The others are from Ellsworth Kelly, Al Ruppersberg, and Bob P. The warm casual letters from Johns describe the artist's interest in birds, gardens, and weather. He also discusses drawings and upcoming exhibitions. Folded into the letters are a black and white snapshot of Johns and one of Felsen, in both cases surrounded by others. Also included here is the panty hose box in which Felsen stored these letters.
Citation:
Rosamund Felsen letters, 1968-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Rosamund Felsen gallery records and an oral history interview with Rosamund Felsen conducted by Anne Ayres in 2004.
Biography Note:
Rosamund Felsen (1934- ) is a gallery owner in Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
Donated in 2016 by Rosamund Felsen.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographs
Gallery owners
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17401
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)384216
AAA_collcode_felsrosa
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_384216

David Herbert papers, circa 1909-1996, bulk 1945-1995

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Creator:
Herbert, David, 1920-1995
Subject:
Carsman, Jon
Hoffman, Martin
Andrade, Jaime
Negret, Edgar
Draper, William F. (William Franklin)
Namuth, Hans
Ramirez, Eduardo
McKelvy, Douglas
Johnson, Ray
Ossorio, Alfonso A.
Smith, Leon Polk
Blaszko, Martin
Hopps, Walter
Feigen, Richard L.
Blum, Irving
Padovano, Anthony
Lukin, Sven
Berman, Aaron
Nevelson, Louise
Sorel, Paul
Kline, Franz
Reynal, Jeanne
Kelly, Ellsworth
Still, Clyfford E.
Cotsen, Lloyd E.
Merck, Josephine
Carrington, Leona
Fraser, Robert
Graham Gallery
Sidney Janis Gallery
Betty Parsons Gallery
David Herbert Gallery
United States.Navy.Construction Battalions
Stewart Neill Gallery
Robert Fraser Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
5.8 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D. C. Research Center.
Summary:
The papers of New York gallery owner and art dealer David Herbert measure 6.0 linear feet and date from circa 1909-1996, with the bulk of the material dating from 1945-1995. Herbert's papers document his years working for Betty Parsons Gallery, Sidney Janis Gallery, Graham Gallery, and others; the operation of the David Herbert Gallery from 1959-1962; Herbert's partnerships and agreements with Richard Feigen and others; and his activities as an independent dealer. Records include biographical material, correspondence, notebooks, subject files, artist files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs.
Citation:
David Herbert papers, circa 1909-1996, bulk 1945-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
David Herbert (1920-1995, born David Herbert Schmerer) was an art dealer and gallery owner and employee in New York, New York. Herbert worked for a number of important contemporary galleries, namely the Betty Parsons Gallery (1951-1953), Sidney Janis Gallery (1953-1959), and the Graham Gallery (1969-1975). In addition, he had his own eponymous gallery (1959-1962), was a private dealer (1964-1969; 1975-1995) and was in partnership with dealer Richard Feigen (1962-1964).
Provenance:
The David Herbert papers were given to the Archives of American Art by Jaime Andrade, Herbert's companion, in 1999.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Art, Modern
Art dealers
Photographs
Gallery owners
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6259
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216588
AAA_collcode_herbdavi
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216588
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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
Art dealers
Art, Modern
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8763
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210945
AAA_collcode_gersotto
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210945
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Tibor de Nagy Gallery records, 1941-1993

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Creator:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Subject:
Goodnough, Robert
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)
Hirsch, Pauli
Gregor, Harold
Ciarrocchi, Raymond
Robbin, Tony
Grooms, Red
De Nagy, Tibor
Witteman-Widrig, Nancy
Castoro, Rosemarie
Kozloff, Joyce
Penney, Charles Rand
Reginato, Peter
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy
Rose, Leatrice
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Art in America
Art Dealers Association of America
National Institute of Arts and Letters (U.S.)
United States Information Agency
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
43.9 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 records of the New York Tibor de Nagy Gallery measure 43.9 linear feet and date from 1941-1993. The records document the activities of the gallery through business records and correspondence, exhibition files, artist files, financial and legal records, inventory records, and a small amount of records of the Houston Branch.
Citation:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery records, 1941-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Related Materials:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are an oral history interview with Tibor de Nagy, March 29, 1976 conducted by Paul Cummings; the John Bernard Myers papers (which do not contain documentation of his work at the gallery); and the Watson/de Nagy Houston gallery records available only on microfilm, a small portion of which may also be duplicated in the original records described in this finding aid.
Biography Note:
The Tibor de Nagy Gallery was founded in 1950, in New York, New York, by Tibor de Nagy and John Bernard Myers and is one of the earliest modern art galleries.
Provenance:
The records were donated by Tibor de Nagy Gallery in multiple accessions between 1993-1996.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art dealers
Gallery owners
Photographs
Art, Modern
Art galleries, Commercial
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6439
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215579
AAA_collcode_tibode
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215579
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Oral history interview with David McKee, 2009 June 30

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Interviewee:
McKee, David, 1937-
Interviewer:
Goncharov, Kathy, 1952-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
3 wav files (2 hr., 39 min.) digital
Transcript: 31 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded as 3 wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 40 min.
Summary:
An interview of David McKee conducted 2009 June 30, by Kathy Goncharov, for the Archives of American Art, at the McKee Gallery, in New York, New York.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with David McKee, 2009 June 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for this interview provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
David McKee (1937- ) is a gallery owner specializing in contemporary art who established McKee Gallery, New York, New York, in 1974.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Gallery owners
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15698
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)283467
AAA_collcode_mckee09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_283467

Oral history interview with Wendy Olsoff and Penny Pilkington, 2009 January 21 and May 22

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Interviewee:
Olsoff, Wendy, 1956-
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-
Subject:
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
3 wav files (3 hr., 6 min.) : digital
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 6 min.
Summary:
An interview of Wendy Olsoff and Penny Pilkington conducted 2009 January 21 and May 22, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Pilkington's home, in New York, New York.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Wendy Olsoff and Penny Pilkington, 2009 January 21 and May 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for this interview was provided by the Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Wendy Olsoff (1956- ) and Penny Pilkington (1956- ) are owners and founders of P*P*O*W* Gallery in New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Gallery owners
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15680
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282771
AAA_collcode_olsoff09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282771

Oral history interview with Susan Cummins, 2009 October 22

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Interviewee:
Cummins, Susan, 1946-
Interviewer:
Lauria, Jo, 1954-
Subject:
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
9 wav files (3 hr., 24 min.): digital
General Note:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 24 min.
Summary:
An interview of Susan Cummins conducted 2009 October 22, by Jo Lauria, for the Archives of American Art, at Cummins' home, in Mill Valley, California. Mija Riedel is also present at the interview.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Susan Cummins, 2009 October 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for this interview was provided by the Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Susan Cummins (1946- ) is a former gallery owner and art dealer in Mill Valley, California. Cummins owned and operated the Susan Cummins gallery from 1984-2002. Mija Riedel (1958- ) worked at the Susan Cummins gallery with Cummins for 16 years.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sound recordings
Art dealers
Interviews
Gallery owners
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15733
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)286042
AAA_collcode_cummin09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_286042
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Emily Genauer papers, circa 1920s-1990s

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Creator:
Genauer, Emily, 1910-2002
Subject:
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Tamayo, Rufino
Carnegie, Dorothy
Guggenheim, Harry Frank
Dalí, Salvador
Chagall, Marc
Still, Clyfford E.
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice)
Aronson, David
Bishop, Isabel
Graham, Martha
Davis, Stuart
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
10.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of art critic Emily Genauer measure 10.1 linear feet and date from circa 1920 to 1990. Found within the papers are correspondence with artists, gallery owners, and friends; extensive writings; research and reference files; personal business records; and photographs.
Citation:
Emily Genauer papers, circa 1920s-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Circa 300 letters, photographs and printed items lent for microfilming are available on reel NG1 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
300 letters, photographs and printed materials, Reel NG1: Originals returned to lender Emily Genauer after microfilming.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives are 300 letters, photographs and printed items lent for microfilming (reel NG1).
Biography Note:
Emily Genauer (1911-2002) was a modern art critic and columinst working in New York, N.Y. Genauer was an art reviewer and columnist from 1932 until well into the 1980s, with regular writing posts on the New York World, the New York World-Telegram, the New York Herald Tribune, Newsday, and the New York Post. She also worked for Harper's and in television. She won a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1975.
Provenance:
Papers were donated in 2000 and 2003 by Constance Roche, daughter of Emily Genauer. Letters on reel NG1 were lent for microfilming 1959 by Emily Genauer.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Gallery owners
Photographs
Interviews
Women art critics
Art critics
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8202
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210373
AAA_collcode_genaemil
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210373
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Oral history interview wih Clara Diament Sujo, 2010 June 8-16

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Interviewee:
Diament Sujo, Clara, 1921-
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-
Subject:
Sterne, Hedda
Peròn, Juan Domingo
Lam, Wifredo
Valera, Víctor
Pollock, Jackson
Reverón, Armando
Marisol
Soto, Jesús Rafael
De Kooning, Willem
Duchamp, Marcel
Messer, Thomas M.
Rauschenberg, Robert
Barr, Alfred H.
Córdova, Arturo de
D'Harnoncourt, Rene
Kuh, Katharine
Hughes, Langston
Johns, Jasper
Otero Rodríguez, Alejandro
Romero Brest, Jorge
Miller, Dorothy Canning
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Transcript: 98 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 compact disc. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 10 min.
Summary:
An interview of Clara Diament Sujo conducted 2010 June 8-16, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Sujo's home, in New York, New York.
Diament speaks of her childhood in Argentina; her father's early influence; working with Abbott Industries; her travels with her father as a child to Punta del Este in Urguay, and Mar del Plata; her experiences in the United States; life under Juan Perón and how political events helped shape her education; teaching in Venezuela; collecting art for the Venezuelan science museum; her views on art; the artists that she has worked with and represented; the opening of her first gallery in Venezuela; her gallery in New York City; the influence of Jorge Romero Brest; and her work with the museum network to represent Latin American artists. She recalls Katharine Kuh, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Jesus Rafael Soto, Arturo de Cordova, Alejandro Otero, Victor Valera, Armando Reverón, Mercedes Pardo, Wilfredo Lam, Alfred Barr, Rene d'Harnoncourt, Dorothy Miller, Thomas Messer, Marcel Duchamp, Hedda Sterne, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Marisol Escobar, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview wih Clara Diament Sujo, 2010 June 8-16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
This interview is part of the Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project, funded by the A G Foundation.
Biography Note:
Clara Diament Sujo (1921-) is owner and director of CDS Gallery in New York, New York. Avis Berman (1949-) is a scholar in New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Interviews
Gallery owners
Art dealers
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15879
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295424
AAA_collcode_diamen10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295424

Oral history interview with Joni Gordon, 2002 July 8-Sept 23

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Interviewee:
Gordon, Joni, 1936-
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
Subject:
Asher, Betty M.
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 4 sound cassettes (120 min.): analog.
Transcript: 61 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Joni Gordon conducted 2002 July 8-Sept. 23, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Gordon's home, Los Angeles, Calif.
She discusses her personal and educational background; the origins and purposes of Newspace Gallery; her experiences with the Ferus Gallery, Esther Robles Gallery, Frank Perls Gallery, and Felix Landau Gallery. Gordon also discusses her friendship with Betty Asher and Betty Parsons, who became her mentor in the gallery business. She relates that her interest in the promotion of local comtemporary artists led her along with her husband, Monte, and Robert Smith to organize the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (LAICA).
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Joni Gordon, 2002 July 8-Sept 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available online.
Funding:
Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by Joni Gordon. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Joni Gordon (1936- ) is the owner and director of Newspace art gallery and an art collector from Los Angeles, Calif.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for the transcription of this interview was provided by Joni Gordon.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Art galleries, Commercial
Gallery owners
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12888
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)236021
AAA_collcode_gordon02
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_236021
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Oral history interview with Leroy Davis and Cecily Langdale, 2007 June 26-August 7

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Interviewee:
Davis, Leroy, 1922-
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-
Subject:
Penn, Arthur
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs),
Bouché, Louis George
Bly, Boris
De Mazia, Violette
Shikler, Aaron
Davis, Terry Ritter
Levine, David
Hirschl & Adler Galleries
Barnes Foundation
Tyler School of Art
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Transcript: 127 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette, 3 sound discs, and 3 data compact discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 50 min.
Access Note / Rights:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Summary:
An interview of Leroy Davis and Cecily Langdale conducted 2007 June 26-August 7, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art, in New York, New York.
Davis speaks of losing his parents at a young age; attending music school in Philadelphia; studying at Tyler School of Fine Arts and the Barnes Foundation; usage of the word "art" in terms of music and painting; being drafted into the Air Force during World War II; opening a gallery in New York City; working as a framer on the side; working on the White House Fine Arts Commission; selling English watercolors. Langdale speaks of focusing on history, literature, and art history in college; working on shows at Hirschl & Adler gallery; opening a gallery with Davis; writing a book on monotypes. Davis also recalls Aaron Shikler, Boris Bly, Arthur Penn, Violette de Mazia, Albert C. Barnes, Louis Bouché, Terry Ritter Davis, David Levine, Herman Gundersheimer, Arthur Penn, Minnie Cushing, Paul Mellon, Jackie Kennedy, Jock Whitney, and others. Langdale also recalls Robert Walker, Richard Cowdery, Meredith Long, Seymour Remenick, Dr. Thomas Conroy, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Leroy Davis and Cecily Langdale, 2007 June 26-August 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for this interview was provided by the Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Leroy Davis (1922- ) is an art dealer from New York, New York. Cecily Langdale is an art dealer from New York, New York and Avis Berman is a writer and art historian from New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Art
Gallery owners
Art dealers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13624
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)271983
AAA_collcode_davis07
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_271983

Lois Dodd papers, 1945-2013

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Creator:
Dodd, Lois, 1927-
Subject:
Mainardi, Patricia Madelena
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
6.8 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The papers of New York City painter, educator, gallery owner, and activist Lois Dodd date from 1945 to 2013 and measure 6.8 linear feet. The papers focus on Dodd's personal work and contain little documentation of her involvement with Tanager Gallery. Found are biographical materials, including an interview conducted by Pat Mainardi in 1973; personal business records; professional correspondence; project and teaching files for Artist Housing Projects and various teaching positions; scattered writings and notes; printed materials including exhibition catalogs and announcements; and photographs.
Citation:
Lois Dodd papers, 1945-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
Among the collections of the Archives of American Art are the Tanager Gallery records, 1952-1972 and an oral history interview with Lois Dodd by Barbara Shikler conducted in 1988.
Biography Note:
Lois Dodd (1927- ) is an observational painter, educator, activist, and co-founder of the Tanager Gallery who works in New York, New York and Maine.
Provenance:
Lois Dodd donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several increments between 1981-2007 and in 2014-2015.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Women artists
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Artists
Photographs
Gallery owners
Painters
Art teachers
Art
Political activists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7562
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209722
AAA_collcode_doddlois
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209722
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Oral history interview with Serge Sabarsky, 1993 April 22

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Interviewee:
Sabarsky, Serge, 1912-1996
Interviewer:
Long, Rose-Carol Washton
Subject:
Serge Sabarsky Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 35 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 10 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Serge Sabarsky conducted 1993 April 22, by Rose-Carol Washton Long, for the Archives of American Art.
Sabarsky talks about his youth in Vienna, where he worked as a designer for a theater and a circus before leaving for Paris after the Anschluss. He recalls being an avid reader, where he gained most of his education and his credo that life is a steady, learning process. He remembers coming to New York and working in the garment business, fighting in WWII, and returning to work as a contractor in New York. He describes how, after many years as a contractor, he bought his first work of art and decided in 1968 to open a gallery specializing in German and Austrian expressionism. Sabarsky discusses the art industry, his customers, and his work putting together travelling exhibitions. He mentions the classes in art dealing that he has taught at New York University.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Serge Sabarsky, 1993 April 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Serge Sabarsky (1912-1996) was an art dealer, operating the Serge Sabarsky Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for this interview was provided by the Art Dealers Association.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sound recordings
Art dealers
Art galleries, Commercial
Interviews
Expressionism (Art)
Gallery owners
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13032
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215331
AAA_collcode_sabars93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215331

Oral history interview with Margaret N. Lockwood, 1992 Aug. 27 and Sept. 15

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Interviewee:
Lockwood, Margaret N., 1939-
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Baskin, Leonard
Lockwood, George
Impressions Workshop (Firm)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 46 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 53 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Margaret Lockwood conducted 1992 Aug. 27 and Sept. 15, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Lockwood discusses her upbringing in a Boston area Irish family and her early interest in writing; meeting and subsequently marrying (1960) George Lockwood, a poet, printmaker and printer; the printmaker Leonard Baskin, for whom Lockwood had worked; founding in 1960 with her husband the Impressions Workshop in Boston and her role there; special projects she undertook; and the quick succession of children (four).
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Margaret N. Lockwood, 1992 Aug. 27 and Sept. 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Margaret N. Lockwood (1939- ), is a writer and owner of Impressions Workshop, a gallery and center for printmaking in Boston, Mass. The workshop was acquired by Stephen Andrus in the late 1960s, who added Impressions Gallery.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Writers
Gallery owners
Sound recordings
Interviews
Art galleries, Commercial
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13042
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215838
AAA_collcode_lockwo92
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215838

Oral history interview with Herbert Palmer, 2004 Dec. 6-22

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Interviewee:
Palmer, Herbert Bearl, 1915-2006
Interviewer:
Ehrlich, Susan, 1942-
Subject:
Wölfflin, Heinrich
Feigen, Richard L.
Onslow-Ford, Gordon
Paalen, Wolfgang
Bluhm, Norman
Vasa
Maillol, Aristide
Ankrum, Joan
Garabedian, Charles
Reiss, Winold
Offner, Richard
Bloch, Lucienne
Cézanne, Paul
Riley, Bridget
Tudor, David
Shapiro, Meyer
Reiss, Henrietta
Stevenson, Harold
Grooms, Red
Mullican, Lee
Cage, John
New York University
Irving Blum Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ankrum Gallery
David Stuart Galleries
Felix Landau Gallery
Feigen Palmer Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Transcript 56 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 4 mini discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 15 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 35 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Herbert Palmer conducted 2004 Dec. 6 and 22, by Susan Ehrlich, for the Archives of American Art, in West Hollywood, Calif.
Palmer discusses his family background and childhood in New York City; early exposure to art exhibitions; music appreciation; attending New York University; taking classes with Winhold Reiss, Meyer Shapiro, Richard Offner, and Heinrich Wolfflin; his master's thesis on Paul Cezanne's paintings of Mount Saint Victoire; moving to California; learning to fly; meeting Lillian, his wife; founding Feigen-Palmer Gallery with Richard Feigen; other galleries in the area, including Irving Blum, David Stuart, Felix Landau, Charles Garabedian, and Joan Ankrum; Monday Night Art Walks; John Cage and David Tudor performance pieces; the many artists he's exhibited; Andy Warhol's "The Kiss"; 1968 split with Richard Feigen to become the Herbert Palmer Gallery; the theft of a Picasso sculpture in Dec. 1981 and the ensuing legal case, which involved numerous galleries and collectors; his longstanding friendships with Gordon Onslow Ford, Lee Mullican, and Wolfgang Paalen; membership to the Art Dealers Association of California; and his enjoyment of discovering art, old and new. Palmer also recalls Henriette Riess, Harold Stevenson, Lucienne Bloch, Bridget Riley, Vasa Mihich, Maillol, Red Grooms, Norman Bluhm, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Herbert Palmer, 2004 Dec. 6-22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Herbert Palmer (1915-2006) owned the Herbert Palmer Gallery of West Hollywood, Calif. Interviewer Susan Ehrlich is an art historian from Beverly Hills, Calif.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art thefts
Art
Art dealers
Art galleries, Commercial
Sound recordings
Gallery owners
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11749
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)250508
AAA_collcode_palmer04
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_250508

Rose Fried Gallery records, 1936-1972

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Creator:
Rose Fried Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Subject:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton
Etrog, Sorel
Picabia, Francis
Richter, Hans
Cornell, Joseph
Delaunay, Sonia
Fried, Rose
Baertling, Olle
Cunningham, Ben
Hendler, Raymond
Xceron, Jean
Morgan, Russell
Ferren, John
Torres-García, Joaquín
Kandinsky, Wassily
Mondrian, Piet
Pinacotheca Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
8.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of untranscribed interviews requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. office. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The Rose Fried Gallery records measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1972 with the bulk of materials dating from 1945 to 1970. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files documenting the gallery's relationship with abstract, modern, and Latin American artists; additional named subject files; and scattered administrative and financial files. Individual artists and subject files contain a wide variety of documentation, such as correspondence, photographs, financial records, and printed materials.
Citation:
Rose Fried Gallery records, 1936-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
This collection is also available on legacy 35 mm microfilm reels 2200-2209, and N69-37 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the records as described in this finding aid does not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm due to reprocessing. Some of the sound recordings in this collection have been copied for research access and digital copies are available in the Archives of American Art offices.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Biography Note:
Rose Fried Gallery (1940s-1970) was an art gallery in New York, New York, founded by Rose Fried, who took over the Pinacotheca Gallery from Dan Harris, later changing the name of the Gallery to reflect her ownership.
Provenance:
The Rose Fried Gallery Records were donated by Rose Fried and her brother and executor Paul Fried in multiple accretions between 1968 and 1974.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Hispanic American artists
Art dealers
Art, Abstract
Photographs
Gallery owners
Sound recordings
Painting, Modern
Interviews
Art galleries, Commercial
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5539
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211103
AAA_collcode_rosefrig
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211103

KPFK "Art Scene" interviews, 1958-1969

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Creator:
Gore, Marian L.
Subject:
Elliott, James
Mallary, Robert
Robles, Esther Waggoner
Nevelson, Louise
Goeritz, Mathias
Cremean, Robert
Cuevas, José Luis
Albers, Josef
Lipchitz, Jacques
Kuntz, Roger
Wayne, June Claire
Hansen, Jurgen
Blair, Streeter
Siqueiros, David Alfaro
Leavitt, Thomas W.
Ortiz, Emilio
Carter, Earl
Schniede, Otto
Gerchik, Paul
Vicente, Esteban
Schwaderer, Fritz (Fritz Karl)
Greene, Balcomb
Hopps, Walter
Lebrun, Rico
Wark, Robert R.
Ankrum, Joan
Albert, Michel
Luna, Mario
Falkenstein, Claire
Geoffrey, J. Iqbal
Tamayo, Rufino
Brigante, N.P.
Ankrum Gallery
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ceeje Gallery
Silvan Simone Gallery
Comara Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.2 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 Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1969, with all sound recordings dated between 1962 and 1964. The core of the collection consists of 37 radio programs recorded by Marion Gore for KPFK radio in Los Angeles, California, consisting of interviews with artists, collectors, gallerists, and museum curators. A series of artist files contains notes, correspondence, and other materials related to her interview subjects, and a printed materials series contains mainly exhibition posters, programs, and announcements produced by the art spaces with which her subjects were affiliated.
Citation:
KPFK "Art Scene" interviews, 1958-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources "Hidden Collections" grant program.
Use Note:
Researchers must obtain copyright clearance from interviewees prior to publication or airing.
Related Materials:
All of the sound recordings in this collection were digitized for research access in 2010 and are available at the Archives of American Art offices.
Biography Note:
Marian L. Gore (1914-2009) was a volunteer interviewer for Pacifica radio station KPFK, Los Angeles.
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Marian Gore.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Gallery owners
Curators
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Artists
Art
Interviews
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6118
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216328
AAA_collcode_goremari
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216328
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Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969, bulk 1919-1968

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Creator:
Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries
Subject:
Marsh, Felicia Meyer
Speicher, Eugene Edward
Young, Mahonri Mackintosh
Coleman, Glenn O.
Henri, Robert
Russo, Alexander
Cuthbert, Virginia
Chappell, Warren
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison),
Brook, Alexander
Dasburg, Andrew Michael
McFee, Henry Lee
Spruance, Benton
Kroll, Leon
Sparhawk-Jones, Elizabeth
Hawthorne, Charles Webster
Tucker, Allen
Bartlett, Frederic Clay
Melchers, Gari
Phillips, Duncan
Spalding, John T.
Orton, J. Robert
Poor, Henry Varnum
Mangravite, Peppino Gino
Marsh, Reginald
Pepper, Charles Hovey
Hopper, Edward
Luks, George Benjamin
Bellows, George
Strater, Henry A.
Gellatly, John
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim
Winters, Denny Sonke
James, Alexander
Clancy, John
Tucker, Richard Derby
Cook, Howard Norton
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
21.8 linear ft.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1858-1969, undated (Boxes 1-15; 14.4 linear ft.; Reels 5849-5869) Series 2: Financial Records, 1919-1968, undated (Boxes 15-17; 2.6 linear ft; Reel 5869) Series 3: Scrapbooks, 1919-1940 (Boxes 23-24; 0.6 linear ft.; Reels 5869-5870) Series 4: Printed Matter, 1882-1969, undated (Boxes 18-20; 2.4 linear ft.; Reels 5870-5872) Series 5: Miscellaneous Records, circa 1920-1968 (Boxes 20-21; 0.7 linear ft; Reel 5872) Series 6: Photographs, 1871-1966, undated (Boxes 22, 24, OV 25; 1.0 linear ft.; Reel 5872)
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 Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records measure 21.8 linear feet and are dated 1858-1969 (bulk 1919-1968). The records consist mainly of business correspondence with collectors, artists, museums and arts organizations, colleagues, and others. A small amount of Frank K. M. Rehn's personal correspondence and a few stray personal papers of individual artists are interfiled. Also included are financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, miscellaneous records, and photographs documenting almost the entire history of a highly regarded New York art gallery devoted to American painting.
Citation:
Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969, bulk 1919-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The papers have been scanned in their entirety and are available online via AAA's website.
Funding:
Funding for the digitization of the microfilm of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
John Clancy interview by Paul Cummings, July 10, 1970. Oral History Program, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Samuel Adler Papers, 1902-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Contains a recording (1 cassette; untranscribed) of Beverly Chesler interviewing John Clancy about the history of Rehn Galleries, 1973; Samuel Adler is present and participates briefly in the interview.
In addition, the Archives of American Art has among its collections personal papers and oral history interviews of artists and collectors associated with the Rehn Galleries. Researchers are advised to conduct a name search in the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS).
Biography Note:
Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries (1918-1981) was an art gallery in New York, N.Y. Owned by Frank Knox Morton Rehn (1886-1956), son of the marine painter Frank Knox Morton Rehn (1848-1914). John Clancy (1897-1981) was Rehn's long-time assistant who eventually became the gallery director; after Rehn's death he purchased the gallery, which continued to operate under the name Rehn Galleries until 1981.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in numerous accessions between 1966-1981 by John Clancy through the Rehn Galleries and merged and microfilmed in 2004 on reels 5849-5872. Most of this material had been filmed earlier as individual loan and gift accessions on reels NY59/17-NY59/18, D289-D293, 647-653, 2670, 2708, and 3814. The Hopper material was donated in 1985 by the Whitney Museum of American Art, who had received it from John Clancy. A death mask of George Luks received with the collection was transferred to the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The microfilm was fully digitized in 2007.
Digitization Note:
The records of Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries in the Archives of American Art were digitized from 24 reels of microfilm. The records have been scanned in their entirety, and total 35,397 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Photographs
Gallery owners
Works of art
Sketchbooks
Art dealers
Art, Modern
Scrapbooks
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9193
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211388
AAA_collcode_franrehg
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Movements and Schools
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211388
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Milch Gallery records, 1911-1995

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Creator:
Milch Gallery
Subject:
Genth, Lillian Mathilde
Rungius, Carl Clemens Moritz
Barrymore, Lionel
Milch, Albert
Romano, Umberto Roberto
Wiles, Irving Ramsay
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)
Laufman, Sidney
Bellows, George
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette
Gaspard, Leon
Grosz, George
Trebilcock, Paul
French, Daniel Chester
DeCamp, Joseph
Pearson, Ralph M.
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney),
Gonzalez, Xavier
Sample, Paul Starrett
Watkins, Franklin Chenault
Perrine, Van Dearing
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward
Haskell, Ernest
Archipenko, Alexander
Bohm, Max
Appel, Marianne
Nagler, Edith Kroger
Brush, George de Forest
Du Bois, Guy Pène
Kronberg, Louis
Albee, Grace
Pollet, Joseph C.
Linde, Ossip L.
Ochtman, Leonard
Barr, Norman
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur
Hassam, Childe
Blakelock, Ralph Albert
Barlow, Myron
Ascher, Mary G. (Mary Goldman)
Murphy, John Francis
Dehn, Adolf Arthur
Azzaretti, Faust
Thayer, Abbott Handerson
Low, Will Hicok
Wickey, Harry
De Groot, Adelaide Milton
Adams, Wayman
Hart, George Overbury
Redfield, Edward Willis
Woodward, Stanley Wingate
Bosa, Louis
Manship, Paul Howard
Ryerson, Margery A.
Dessar, Louis Paul
Waugh, Frederick Judd
Moffett, Ross E.
Benson, Frank Weston
Pugh, Mabel
Lutz, Dan
Ganso, Emil
Flagg, James Montgomery
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard
Beal, Reynolds
Sawyer, Wells Moses
Congdon, William
Cheffetz, Asa
Duncan, Charles
Katz, A. Raymond (Alexander Raymond)
Ryder, Chauncey F.
Heinz, Charles
Henri, Robert
Diederich, William Hunt
Gregory, Waylande
Chamberlain, Samuel
Tryon, Dwight William
Eakins, Susan Hannah Macdowell
Lawson, Ernest
Browne, George Elmer
Lie, Jonas
Shuster, Will
White, Henry Cooke
Ballin, Hugo
Gallagher, Sears
Burr, George Elbert
Fuchs, Emil
Kroll, Leon
Barmore, Charles
Woodward, Robert Strong
Arms, John Taylor
Carroll, John
Etnier, Stephen
Moran, Thomas
Baumann, Gustave
Lucioni, Luigi
Baer, Martin
Dike, Phil
Crane, Bruce
Blanch, Lucile Lundquist
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)
Halpert, Samuel
Wiggins, Carleton
Anderson, Karl
Melchers, Gari
Metcalf, Willard Leroy
Breckenridge, Hugh H. (Hugh Henry)
Fechin, Nikolai Ivanovich
Judson, Alice
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon
Bluemner, Oscar
Acheson, Alice
Adams, Charles L.
Farnsworth, Jerry
Sterner, Albert
Zucker, Jacques
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer
Milch, Edward
Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel
Fredenthal, David
Sharp, Joseph Henry
Christy, Howard Chandler
Twachtman, John Henry
Myers, Jerome
Bohrod, Aaron
Gregory, John
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis)
Daingerfield, Elliott
MacRae, Emma Fordyce
Vonnoh, Robert William
Ritschel, William
Parshall, DeWitt
Hennings, E. Martin
Meyerowitz, William
Kalish, Max
Heerman, Norbert Leo
Burlin, Paul
Barr, Charles H.
Calder, Alexander Stirling
Tanner, Henry Ossawa
Bruce, Edward
Fenton, Beatrice
Lever, Hayley
Sterne, Maurice
Ufer, Walter
Shapiro, David
Blanch, Arnold
Blackburn, Morris
Buck, Claude
Kingman, Dong
Fitzgerald, James
Davey, Randall
Pleissner, Ogden M. (Ogden Minton)
Hopkinson, Charles
Butler, Howard Russell
Hartmann, Sadakichi
Aiken, Charles Avery
Oberteuffer, Karl Amiard
Weir, Julian Alden
Ireland, Leroy
Schofield, Walter Elmer
Donoho, Gaines Ruger
Murphy, Hermann Dudley
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
42.2 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The records of Milch Gallery document the business transactions of the corporation and the professional and personal relationships of the Milch brothers with the artists they represented, as well as with the larger community of artists and art dealers between 1911 and 1980. Unfortunately, early correspondence is sparse. In a letter responding to a 1951 request for historical information, Milch replied: "Several years ago [1947] we had to give up our gallery at 108 West 57th Street, and move to smaller quarters here. Since we had no room for old records, we had to destroy most of them."
Citation:
Milch Gallery records, 1911-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection is microfilmed on reels 4410-4465; earlier loans were filmed on reels D285, N730, and NM1-NM2; microfilm is available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Milch Gallery is an art gallery in New York, N.Y. Founded in 1912 by Edward Milch (1865-1954), who established a partnership with his brother Albert (1881-1951) in 1916, incorporating as E. & A. Milch but soon after becoming Milch Galleries. In the early years, a large part of the business consisted of framing, cleaning and restoration services, and the sale of prints; by the 1920s the focus had shifted to American paintings, although fine framing remained a side line. Name changed to Milch Gallery in 1967, and the business dissolved upon the death of Albert's son Harold C. Milch (1904-1981).
Provenance:
Milch Gallery gave the Archives of American Art a small selection of correspondence, photographs, and printed matter, and loaned a few other items in 1966-1967; these records were microfilmed on reels D285, N730, and NM1-NM2. Records of the Milch Gallery were purchased from the estate of Harold C. Milch by Elliott Galleries of New York City, and subsequently acquired by Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, which donated them to the Archives in 1986. With the exception of the scrapbook about Thomas Moran (reel N730; present location of the original is unknown), prior loans and gifts from Milch Gallery were incorporated and refilmed with the 1986 gift. Additional material donated 1995 and 2014 by Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Art
Art, American
Art dealers
Gallery owners
Gallery records
Painters
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8207
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210378
AAA_collcode_milcgall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210378
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Focus Gallery records, 1963-1987

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Creator:
Focus Gallery
Subject:
Uelsmann, Jerry
Cunningham, Imogen
Heinecken, Robert
Caponigro, Paul
Leibovitz, Annie
Johnston, Helen
Siskind, Aaron
Abbott, Berenice
Dater, Judy
Hosoe, Eik?
Adams, Ansel Easton
Weston, Brett
Porter, Eliot
Bullock, Wynn
Brandt, Bill
George Eastman House
Torren Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
11.8 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires and appointment.
Summary:
The records of San Francisco's Focus Gallery measure 11.8 linear feet and date from 1963-1987. The bulk of the collection consists of exhibition files. There are also artists files, sales information, correspondence, and scattered records of the gallery's companion bookshop.
Citation:
Focus Gallery records, 1963-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Among the holding of the Archives of American Art is an untranscribed interview of Helen Johnston by Louise Katzman or Irene Borger in the collection Interviews of California Photographers 1981 June-November 20.
Helen Johnston left her private photography collection to the de Saisset Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Biography Note:
Focus Gallery was founded by Helen Head Johnson (1916-1989) in 1966 on Union Street in San Francisco.
Provenance:
The Focus Gallery records were donated by the estate of owner Helen Johnston, care of Gerald O'Conner, executor.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Women photographers
Photographic art galleries
Photography, Artistic
Art dealers
Photographers
Art galleries, Commercial
Photography
Photographs
Visitors' books
Gallery owners
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10224
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213302
AAA_collcode_focugall
Theme:
The Art Market
Photography
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213302
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