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Creator:
Henri Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Anderson, Harry  Search this
Bickley-Green, Cynthia  Search this
Clements, Robert  Search this
Edelson, Mary Beth  Search this
Stackhouse, Robert  Search this
Wilson, May  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Abraham, Darryl  Search this
Exton, Leslie  Search this
Greenly, Colin  Search this
Herbert, Mimi  Search this
Ishida, Traute  Search this
Puryear, Martin  Search this
Outerbridge, Graeme  Search this
Van Brunt, Philip  Search this
Scanga, Italo  Search this
Kohlmeyer, Ida  Search this
McGowin, Ed  Search this
Nakashima, Tom  Search this
Kogelnik, Kiki  Search this
Type:
Illustrated letters
Greeting cards
Sketches
Drawings
Photographs
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
55.4 Linear feet
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series. Series 1: General Correspondence, 1949-1996 (2.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 55-56) Series 2: Alphabetical Files, 1947-1996 (50.3 linear feet; Boxes 3-52, 55-57, OV58, FC 62-63) Series 3: Printed Materials, circa early 1900s, 1940-1995 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 52-53, 57, OVs 59-61) Series 4: Artwork, 1952-circa 1996 (5 folders; Boxes 53, 57) Series 5: Photographic Materials, 1940s-1981 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 53-54, 57)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Summary:
The records of Henri Gallery, a Washington, D.C. gallery that showed painters from the Washington Color School and emerging artists, measure 55.4 linear feet and date from circa early 1900s, 1940 to 1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1957 to 1995. The gallery's relationship with artists and clients, exhibitions, sales, and other business is documented in alphabetical files containing a wide variety of materials, including correspondence, sales records, printed materials, photographs, slides, and motion picture film. Additional correspondence, newspaper clippings, 114 exhibition posters, scattered drawings, illustrated cards, and photographic materials are also found in the collection.
Citation:
Henri Gallery records, circa early 1900s, bulk 1957-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care Preservation Fund.
Use Note:
The Henri 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.
Biography Note:
In 1957, Henrietta Ehrsam, known as "Henri," opened her eponymous gallery on South Royal Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Earlier, Henri and her partner Florie King had sold clothing, antiques, accessories and decorative arts alongside works of art at their consignment shop "Not New" in the same location.
Language Note:
The collection is in English.
Provenance:
Henri donated the Henri Gallery records in three accessions between 1980 - 1981. Henri's daughter, Helen Schnoebelen donated additional records in 1996.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Color-field painting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7730
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209895
AAA_collcode_henrgall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209895