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Milch Gallery  Search this
Barrymore, Lionel  Search this
Milch, Albert  Search this
Laufman, Sidney  Search this
Gaspard, Leon  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Trebilcock, Paul  Search this
Pearson, Ralph M.  Search this
Sample, Paul Starrett  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing  Search this
Genth, Lillian Mathilde  Search this
Rungius, Carl Clemens Moritz  Search this
Romano, Umberto Roberto  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
DeCamp, Joseph  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney),  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier  Search this
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward  Search this
Haskell, Ernest  Search this
Bohm, Max  Search this
Kronberg, Louis  Search this
Pollet, Joseph C.  Search this
Ochtman, Leonard  Search this
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur  Search this
Murphy, John Francis  Search this
Dehn, Adolf Arthur  Search this
Azzaretti, Faust  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander  Search this
Appel, Marianne  Search this
Nagler, Edith Kroger  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Albee, Grace  Search this
Linde, Ossip L.  Search this
Barr, Norman  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Blakelock, Ralph Albert  Search this
Barlow, Myron  Search this
Ascher, Mary G. (Mary Goldman)  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
Ryerson, Margery A.  Search this
Dessar, Louis Paul  Search this
Waugh, Frederick Judd  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Pugh, Mabel  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard  Search this
Beal, Reynolds  Search this
Congdon, William  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
De Groot, Adelaide Milton  Search this
Adams, Wayman  Search this
Hart, George Overbury  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Woodward, Stanley Wingate  Search this
Bosa, Louis  Search this
Moffett, Ross E.  Search this
Lutz, Dan  Search this
Flagg, James Montgomery  Search this
Sawyer, Wells Moses  Search this
Cheffetz, Asa  Search this
Duncan, Charles  Search this
Katz, A. Raymond (Alexander Raymond)  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Lawson, Ernest  Search this
Browne, George Elmer  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F.  Search this
Heinz, Charles  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Gregory, Waylande  Search this
Chamberlain, Samuel  Search this
Eakins, Susan Hannah Macdowell  Search this
White, Henry Cooke  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Ballin, Hugo  Search this
Gallagher, Sears  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Barmore, Charles  Search this
Woodward, Robert Strong  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Etnier, Stephen  Search this
Baumann, Gustave  Search this
Baer, Martin  Search this
Dike, Phil  Search this
Crane, Bruce  Search this
Burr, George Elbert  Search this
Fuchs, Emil  Search this
Carroll, John  Search this
Moran, Thomas  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)  Search this
Judson, Alice  Search this
Zucker, Jacques  Search this
Blanch, Lucile Lundquist  Search this
Halpert, Samuel  Search this
Wiggins, Carleton  Search this
Anderson, Karl  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Metcalf, Willard Leroy  Search this
Breckenridge, Hugh H. (Hugh Henry)  Search this
Fechin, Nikolai Ivanovich  Search this
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Acheson, Alice  Search this
Adams, Charles L.  Search this
Farnsworth, Jerry  Search this
Sterner, Albert  Search this
Milch, Edward  Search this
Fredenthal, David  Search this
Christy, Howard Chandler  Search this
Twachtman, John Henry  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Gregory, John  Search this
MacRae, Emma Fordyce  Search this
Vonnoh, Robert William  Search this
Ritschel, William  Search this
Parshall, DeWitt  Search this
Meyerowitz, William  Search this
Kalish, Max  Search this
Heerman, Norbert Leo  Search this
Barr, Charles H.  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling  Search this
Lever, Hayley  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry  Search this
Myers, Jerome  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis)  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott  Search this
Hennings, E. Martin  Search this
Burlin, Paul  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Fenton, Beatrice  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Blackburn, Morris  Search this
Buck, Claude  Search this
Pleissner, Ogden M. (Ogden Minton)  Search this
Hopkinson, Charles  Search this
Oberteuffer, Karl Amiard  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Ireland, Leroy  Search this
Donoho, Gaines Ruger  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Ufer, Walter  Search this
Shapiro, David  Search this
Blanch, Arnold  Search this
Kingman, Dong  Search this
Fitzgerald, James  Search this
Davey, Randall  Search this
Butler, Howard Russell  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi  Search this
Aiken, Charles Avery  Search this
Schofield, Walter Elmer  Search this
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.
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." <br /> Alphabetical files are comprised mainly of incoming correspondence from 1911 to 1962. Correspondence concerns arrangements for exhibitions, sales and consignments, advice to collectors and executors of estates, and routine business matters. A number of the artists represented in these files were friends of the Milch brothers and some of their letters mention their personal lives as well as their formal business with the Gallery. Collectors who routinely dealt with Milch Galleries included John Gellatly, Mary Blair, Hersey Egginton, Carlton Palmer, and Edward Coykendell; a three volume manuscript catalogue of Coykendell's collection is included. Among the estates handled by Milch were Willard Metcalf, John Twachtman, Abbott H. Thayer, Maurice Fromkes, and Thomas Moran.<br /> Also found are sales records and other financial records such as general ledgers, sales and purchase records, and tax information. <br /> Printed matter consists of gallery exhibition catalogs, checklists, invitations, announcements, publications, and scrapbooks. Many catalogs and checklists are annotated with prices and other information. A complete run of Milch Galleries Art Notes, issued intermittently from 1918-1928/29 is preserved with the gallery records. as is a scrapbook relating to early exhibitions held at the Edward Milch Galleries and E. & A. Milch, Inc., and artists represented by them. <br /> Photographs included with the records are less voluminous than might be expected, and pictures of works of art predominate. There are also a very small number of exterior and interior photographs of Milch Gallery, photographs of people including artists, Edward and Albert Milch, and photographs of groups such as Ten American Artists and the Associated Dealers in American Paintings.<br /> An addition (3 linear feet) donated in 1995 and 2014 includes business correspondence; photographs of the interior of Milch Galleries and works of art, inventory of documents concerning the Armory Show, with related correspondence, found in the Bush-Holley House; and artists' files consisting of correspondence, clippings, photographs, sales records, printed material and holiday cards.
Milch Gallery records, 1911-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection and material lent for microfilming are available on 35 mm microfilm reels D285, N730, NM1-NM2, and 4410-4465. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
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).
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
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art