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Poindexter Gallery  Search this
Olitski, Jules  Search this
Harris, Paul  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
De Niro, Robert  Search this
Spaventa, George  Search this
Dickinson, Eleanor Creekmore  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Kerkam, Earl Cavis  Search this
Resnick, Milton  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
University of Arizona  Search this
Oberlin College  Search this
Montana Historical Society  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
7.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The records of the Poindexter Gallery measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1931-1985 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1955-1978 when the gallery was active. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files documenting the gallery's relationships with its artists, including exhibitions, and containing a wide variety of materials, including photographs. Also found are the "desk files" kept by the gallery's founder, Elinor Poindexter; correspondence; and financial and legal records.
Poindexter Gallery records, 1931-1985, bulk 1955-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Related Materials:
Among other resources relating to the Poindexter Gallery records in the Archives of American Art is an oral history with gallery owner, Elinor Poindexter, conducted by Paul Cummings on September 9, 1970.
Biography Note:
The Poindexter Gallery (1955-1978) was founded in New York City by Elinor Poindexter and specialized in sculpture, abstract, and figurative art by artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Jules Olitski, Nell Blaine, William de Kooning, Giorgio Spaventa, Franz Kline, Earl Kerkam, Milton Resnick and Robert De Niro, among others.
The Poindexter Gallery records were donated over a period from 1968-1978 by the Poindexter Gallery via owners Elinor Poindexter and art director Harold Fondren. A 2006 accession was donated by Christie Poindexter Dennis, daughter of Elinor.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Photographs  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art