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Tirca Karlis Gallery records, circa 1920-1980

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Tirca Karlis Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Robus, Hugo  Search this
Cohen, Tirca Karlis  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
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Physical Description:
4.7 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as five series. Series 1: Tirca Karlis Personal Papers, circa 1920-circa 1975 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1, OV 7) Series 2: Correspondence, 1929-1980 (0.8 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Artist's Files, 1947-1980 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2) Series 4: Administrative and Business Records, 1954-1980 (2.2 linear feet; Boxes 2-5) Series 5: Printed Materials, 1937-1980 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 5-6, OV 7)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The records of Provincetown, Massachusetts art gallery Tirca Karlis Gallery measure 4.7 linear feet and date from circa 1920 to 1980. The collection comprises Tirca Karlis's personal papers documenting her dance career, her death, and including photos of family and friends; correspondence with galleries, museums, clients, and artists; artist's files consisting mostly of printed material on George Grosz, David Burliuk, Hugo Robus, Milton Avery, Robert Goodnough, and others; administrative and business records detailing the gallery's activities through sales and inventory records, receipts and invoices, guestbooks, tax ledgers, and consignment records; and printed materials such as exhibition announcements and catalogs for the Tirca Karlis Gallery and other galleries, clippings, press releases, and exhibition schedules.
Tirca Karlis Gallery records, circa 1920-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Use Note:
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Biography Note:
The Tirca Karlis Gallery (est. 1958) was a commercial art gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Language Note:
English .
The Tirca Karlis Gallery records were donated from 1981 to 1982 by Aaron Cohen, son of Tirca Karlis Cohen, and current owner of the Tirca Karlis Gallery. Five additional items were donated in 2014 by Matthew Weseley.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art