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Perls, Frank, 1910-1975  Search this
Perls, Frank  Search this
Perls, Frank, 1910-1975  Search this
Perls, Frank  Search this
Chuey, Robert  Search this
Brice, William  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Matisse, Henri  Search this
McGarrell, James  Search this
Peake, Channing  Search this
Amato, Sam  Search this
Warsaw, Howard  Search this
Strombotne, James  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Perls, Klaus  Search this
Curt Valentin Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Short stories
Sales records
Gallery records
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
23.8 Linear feet
The collection is arranged into 5 series: Series 1: Frank Perls papers, circa 1920-1981 (Box 1-2, 28; 1.1 linear feet) Series 2: General Financial and Business Records, 1949-1975 (Box 2-4, 23-27; 3.4 linear feet) Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1937-1975 (Box 5-6; 1.5 linear feet) Series 4: Subject Files, circa 1939-1983 (Box 6-22; 16.5 linear feet) Series 5. Scrapbooks, 1937-1957 (Box 28; 0.3 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records measure 23.8 linear feet and date from 1920-1983, with the bulk dating from 1949-1975. Personal papers include writings, military records, appointment calendars, and photographs. Gallery records date from its opening in 1939 until its closure in 1981 and consist of financial, sales, and legal records; exhibition files; exhibition catalogs and announcements; subject files that contain a variety of correspondence with artists, dealers, galleries, museums, and friends and family, as well as reference materials and photographs; and scrapbooks.
Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records, circa 1920-1983, bulk 1949-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Getty Foundation.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Biography Note:
Frank Perls (1910-1975) was founder and sole owner of the Frank Perls Gallery in Beverly Hills, California.
Language Note:
Some records are in German and French.
The Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records were donated by Joan Hazlitt, one of the executors of the Perls' estate, from 1976-1988.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Beverly Hills  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Curators -- California  Search this
Art -- Forgeries  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art