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Richard York Gallery records

Creator:
Richard York Gallery  Search this
Names:
Art Dealers Association of America  Search this
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
Goldyne, Joseph R.  Search this
Hale, Ellen Day, 1855-1940  Search this
Hill, J. W. (John William), 1812-1879  Search this
Hill, John Henry, 1839-1922  Search this
Hornby, Lester George, 1882-1956  Search this
Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988  Search this
MacRae, Emma Fordyce, 1887-1974  Search this
Mapplethorpe, Robert  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Marin, John, Jr., 1915?-1988  Search this
Smith, Houghton Cranford, 1887-1983  Search this
Stella, Joseph, 1877-1946  Search this
Stevens, Will Henry, 1881-1949  Search this
Wheeler, Steve, 1912-1992  Search this
York, Richard  Search this
Extent:
89.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1865-2005
bulk 1981-2004
Summary:
The records of the Richard York Gallery, a New York gallery specializing in American art from early 1800s to 1950, measure 79.3 linear feet and date from circa 1865-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1981 to 2004. Three-fourths of the records are artists' artwork files, documenting the sale and consignment of nearly 6,500 works of art. The gallery's activities are also recorded through correspondence, client files, gallery invoices, inventories, business and financial records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographic materials of artwork, and estate records for the John Marin estate and Sergio Stella estate (Joseph Stella). An addition of 10.2 linear feet, dated circa 1865 to 2005, includes artists' files arranged alphabetically containing printed material, clippings, exhibition announcements, and scattered correspondence and financial documents.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Richard York Gallery, a New York gallery specializing in American art from early 1800s to 1950, measure 79.3 linear feet and date from circa 1865-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1981 to 2004. Three-fourths of the records are artists' artwork files, documenting the sale and consignment of nearly 6,500 works of art. The gallery's activities are also recorded through correspondence, client files, gallery invoices, inventories, business and financial records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographic materials of artwork, and estate records for the John Marin estate and Sergio Stella estate (Joseph Stella). An addition of 10.2 linear feet, dated circa 1865 to 2005, includes artists' files arranged alphabetically containing printed material, clippings, exhibition announcements, and scattered correspondence and financial documents.

Correspondence includes both incoming and outgoing correspondence with collectors, clients, galleries and museums, primarily regarding appraisals, consignments, exhibitions, general inquiries, loans, and sales. Also found are scattered transactional records, information sheets for artwork, and photographic materials. Correspondence from the mid-late 1980s is poorly represented.

The sale and consignment of nearly 6,500 pieces of artwork at the Richard York Gallery are documented through transactional records, photographic materials, correspondence, and scattered printed materials found in the Artists' Artwork Files. Artists for which there are significant quantities of materials (over 50 folders) include Joseph Goldyne, Ellen Day Hale, John Henry Hill, John William Hill, Lester George Hornby, Louis Lozowick, Luigi Lucioni, Emma Fordyce MacRae, John Marin, Joseph Stella, William Henry Stevens, and Steve Wheeler. Also included are the files of the Richard York photography collection, which contained works by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Similar to the Artists' Artwork Files, Client Files document the sale and consignment of artwork, but are arranged by artist's and client's name. Materials found are primarily from the early 1990s and include correspondence, notes, photographic materials, photocopied client information cards, and printed materials.

The Richard York Gallery represented the John Marin estate and the Sergio Stella estate (Joseph Stella). The records of the John Marin estate are primarily artwork in-take sheets from 1998 and inventory lists from 2001. The Sergio Stella Estate records include correspondence, inventories of artwork by Joseph Stella, and some photographic materials.

Sales and inventory records contain a nearly complete set of gallery invoices from 1995-2000, and 2004. Inventories includes gallery inventory lists, and inventory cards of sold artwork from 1981-1997 (bulk 1981-1991).

The business and financial records include accounting records, bank deposit records, corporate records, index cards for contacts, invoices for gallery expenses, materials related to Richard York's involvement in the ADAA, mailing lists, records of payments to consignors, receipts, shipping records, and tax records. The gallery migrated from paper records to Artbase, an artwork management system, around 2000-2002. Included are two CDs of database data and digital images from Artbase, as well as inventories of the digital file names.

Printed materials contain advertising tear sheets from 1998-2002, exhibition catalogs, magazine and newspaper clippings of reviews and announcements, and other miscellaneous printed materials. Printed materials are also found in eight scrapbooks which document the activities of the Richard York Gallery, Richard York, and the gallery's exhibitions from 1981-2002. Materials in the scrapbooks include clippings, correspondence, photographs, exhibition catalogs, announcements, and invitations.

Photographic materials includes color photographs, transparencies, digital prints, and scattered printed materials, as well as over 600 slides of artwork, primarily works of art which were sold or consigned by the gallery. Artists for which there is significant volume of transparencies include Houghton Cranford Smith and Lockwood de Forest, Sr.

Materials with dates prior to 1981 in this collection are primarily research materials for works of art, such as printed materials, correspondence, and transparencies, as well as some artwork artifacts, such as back labels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1975-2005 (Boxes 1-7; 6.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Artists' Artwork Files, circa 1865-2004 (Boxes 7-64; 56.85 linear feet)

Series 3: Client Files, 1965, circa 1981-circa 2004 (Box 64; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Estate Records, 1983-circa 2004 (Boxes 64-65; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Sales and Inventory Records, 1977-2004 (Boxes 65-70; 5.0 linear feet)

Series 6: Business and Financial Records, 1974-2005 (Boxes 70-77; 6.25 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1980-2004 (Boxes 77-78; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1981-2002 (Boxes 78, 80; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, 1977-2004 (Boxes 78-79; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 10: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1865-2005 (Boxes 81-91; 10.2 linear feet)
Historical Note:
Richard T. York (circa 1950-2003) opened his eponymous gallery in the spring of 1981 on East 65th Street in New York City. Specializing in American painting and sculpture from early 1800s to 1950, the Richard York Gallery dealt in the artwork of hundreds of artists including Albert Bierstadt, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Lockwood de Forest, John Graham, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, Charles Sheeler, and Steve Wheeler. It also represented the estates of artists John Marin and Joseph Stella.

Richard York passed away in April 2003, and the gallery closed in May 2004.
Provenance:
The Richard York Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2006 by Kevin Scott, the executor of Richard York's estate; and in 2015 by Lisa Bush Hankin, former gallery director.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Richard York 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, American  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Richard York Gallery records, circa 1865-2005, bulk 1981-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.richyorg
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Richard York Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-richyorg
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Will Henry Stevens

Author:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Greenville County Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
84 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
C1987
Call number:
N40.1.S8377 G8
N40.1.S8377G8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_344224

Will Henry Stevens papers, 1907-1950

Creator:
Stevens, Will Henry, 1881-1949  Search this
Subject:
Feild, Robert Durant  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing  Search this
Valentin, Curt  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Newcomb College.Art Dept  Search this
Newcomb College.School of Art  Search this
Kleemann Galleries  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Exhibition catalogs  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art schools  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9744
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212093
AAA_collcode_stevwill
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212093

Water, nature & spirit : the art of Will Henry Stevens (1881-1949) / by J. Richard Gruber

Title:
Water, nature and spirit
Art of Will Henry Stevens (1881-1949)
Author:
Gruber, J. Richard  Search this
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Blue Spiral 1 (Asheville, N.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Physical description:
40 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2015
©2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063576

Visions of an inner life : abstractions by Will Henry Stevens / Percy North

Author:
North, Percy 1945-  Search this
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology  Search this
Subject:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Physical description:
19 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
[c1988]
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_713316

Orchard in the Mountains, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62440511
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_110805

Abstraction - Current, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0198
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990674
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376179

Abstraction - Curilinear Border, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0243
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990676
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376181

Abstraction - Lightning, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0240
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990677
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376182

Cerebral Forms, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0125
Date:
1942
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990682
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376187

Deco Abstraction, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0204
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990687
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376192

Forest Arcades, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C1080
Topic:
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990690
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376195

Forest Interior, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0265
Topic:
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990691
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376196

Tree on Rock, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0181
Topic:
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990699
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376204

Two Faces, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0131
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990700
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376205

Will Henry Stevens : convergence : objective and non-objective works / [essay by Jessie Poesch]

Title:
Convergence : objective and non-objective works
Author:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Poesch, Jessie J  Search this
Hollander, Karl H  Search this
Chalmers, Amy Madeline  Search this
Spartanburg County Museum of Art (Spartanburg, S.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2011
C2011
Call number:
N6537.S7384 A4 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_963966

Untitled, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Hunter Museum of Art 10 Bluff View Chattanooga Tennessee 37403
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 48850105
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_371415

Abstraction, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0200
Date:
1939
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990671
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376176

Abstraction, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0259
Date:
1939
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990672
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376177

Abstraction - Aviary, (painting)

Painter:
Stevens, Will Henry 1881-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0260
Date:
1944
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990673
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376178

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