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Boris Mirski Gallery records, circa 1936-2000, bulk 1945-1972

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Boris Mirski (Gallery : Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Mirski, Boris  Search this
Aronson, David  Search this
Baskin, Leonard  Search this
Bloom, Hyman  Search this
Geller, Esther  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Mazur, Michael  Search this
Polonsky, Arthur  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell  Search this
Swan, Barbara  Search this
Zerbe, Karl  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
6.2 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 6 series. Series 1: Administrative Files, circa 1948-1995 (0.5 Linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Artist Files, circa 1945-2000 (2.7 Linear feet; Boxes 1-4, OV 7) Series 3: Gallery Correspondence, circa 1936-1976 (1 Linear feet; Boxes 4-5) Series 4: Financial Files, circa 1958-1974 (1.2 Linear feet; Boxes 5-6) Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1944-1981 (0.7 Linear feet; Box 6, OV 8) Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1945-1976 (0.1 Linear feet; Box 6)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Boris Mirski Gallery records measure 6.2 linear feet and date from 1936-2000, bulk 1945-1972. They include gallery administrative files; artist files including correspondence, exhibition and loan paperwork as well as photographic documentation of artwork; gallery correspondence; financial materials including outgoing and incoming invoices and sales records; printed materials promoting the gallery and its artists; press materials; and a number of photographs of Boris Mirski at events and with others, as well as photographs of artwork. Artists particularly well represented in the collection include David Aronson, Leonard Baskin, Hyman Bloom, Esther Geller, Rico Lebrun, Michael Mazur, Arthur Polonsky, Ben Shahn, Mitchell Siporin, Barbara Swan, and Karl Zerbe.
Boris Mirski Gallery records, circa 1936-2000, bulk 1945-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Related Materials:
Related materials include Archives of American Art's Oral history interview with Boris Mirski, 1973 June 19.
Biography Note:
The Boris Mirski Gallery (est.1944; closed 1979) was a gallery in Boston, Massachusetts owned and operated by Boris Mirski (1898-1974). The gallery evolved out of various businesses owned by Mirski from the late 1910s, including his first formal gallery established alongside a framing shop on Charles Street in Beacon Hill in 1927. The gallery moved to its final incarnation on the lower level of 166 Newbury in 1972, and closed in 1979 following the gallerist's death in 1974.
Language Note:
Collection is in English.
The Boris Mirski Gallery records were donated by Deborah Mirski Brown, Boris Mirski's daughter from 1989-1996, with additions in 2007 and 2017.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art