The Tibor de Nagy Gallery records are arranged into seven series. Series 1: Business Records and Correpondence, 1950-1993 (10 linear feet; Boxes 1-10) Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1941-1992 (2 linear feet; Boxes 11-12) Series 3: Artist Files, 1956-1993 (18.6 linear feet; Boxes 13-31, 46) Series 4: Financial and Legal Records, 1951-1984 (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 31-34) Series 5: Inventory Records, 1952-1989 (9 linear feet; Boxes 34-43) Series 6: Houston Branch Records, 1969-1984 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 43-45) Series 7: Exhibition Announcements, 1953-2016 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 47-48)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
The records of the New York Tibor de Nagy Gallery measure 43.9 linear feet and date from 1941-2016. The records document the activities of the gallery through business records and correspondence, exhibition files, artist files, financial and legal records, inventory records, and a small amount of records of the Houston Branch.
Tibor de Nagy Gallery records, 1941-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are an oral history interview with Tibor de Nagy, March 29, 1976 conducted by Paul Cummings; the John Bernard Myers papers (which do not contain documentation of his work at the gallery); and the Watson/de Nagy Houston gallery records available only on microfilm, a small portion of which may also be duplicated in the original records described in this finding aid.
One of the earliest modern art galleries in New York, Tibor de Nagy Gallery was founded in 1950 by Tibor de Nagy and John Bernard Myers. Initially the gallery featured the work of second generation Abstract Expressionists and continues to operate today with a focus on the Post War second generation New York School.
The collection is in English.
The records were donated by Tibor de Nagy Gallery in multiple accessions between 1993-1996 and in 2018. Additional material about the exhibition, Digital Explorations: Emerging Visions in art , 1988, donated in 2020 by one of the exhibition curators, Ligia Ercius-DiPaola.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001