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Terry Dintenfass, Inc.  Search this
Merkin, Richard  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Tovish, Harold  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield  Search this
Suttman, Paul  Search this
Bloom, Hyman  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
Pippin, Horace  Search this
Fleischner, Richard  Search this
Cober, Alan E.  Search this
Dintenfass, Terry  Search this
King, William  Search this
Goodman, Sidney  Search this
Frasconi, Antonio  Search this
Grace Borgenicht Gallery  Search this
Art Dealers Association of America  Search this
Visitors' books
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
22.1 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 5 series. Series 1: Administrative Files, 1961-1983 (1.0 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, 1961-1981 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 1-2) Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1962-1983 (4.5 linear feet; Boxes 2-7, OV 23) Series 4: Artists' Files, 1947-1987 (8.5 linear feet; Boxes 7-15, OV 23) Series 5: Financial Records, 1959-1981 (7.0 linear feet; Boxes 16-22, OV 23)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The records of New York art gallery Terry Dintenfass, Inc. date from 1947 to 1987, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1961 to 1983, and measure 22.1 linear feet. The records are comprised of administrative files, correspondence, exhibition files, artists' files, and financial records.
Terry Dintenfass, Inc. records, 1947-1987, bulk 1961-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
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.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Terry Dintenfass conducted by Paul Cummings on December 2, 1974-January 13, 1975 for the Archives of American Art.
Biography Note:
Terry Dintenfass, Inc. is a New York City art gallery founded in 1959 by Terry Dintenfass (1920-2004).
In 1954, Theresa "Terry" Dintenfass opened D Contemporary Paintings in Atlantic City, New Jersey. With financial backing from Armand Erpf, she moved the gallery to New York City in 1959 and changed the name to Terry Dintenfass Gallery. There, she became a protégé of Downtown Gallery owner Edith Halpert. Dintenfass was one of several notable female art dealers in the city during the 1940s-1980s among Edith Halpert, Betty Parsons, Grace Borgenicht, Antoinette Kraushaar, and others. She showed work on consignment from other dealers, and when Edith Halpert retired, Terry Dintenfass, Inc. began to represent the estate of Arthur Dove. Other notable artists represented by the gallery included social realists Philip Evergood and Robert Gwathmey, and African American painters Horace Pippin and Jacob Lawrence, whom she represented for 25 years. The gallery's stable also included William King, Sidney Goodman, Hyman Bloom, Antonio Frasconi, and others.
After Dintenfass retired in 1999, her son Andrew took over the business and continues to run the gallery today. Terry Dintenfass died in 2004 in Manhattan.
Language Note:
The collection is in English
The collection was donated in 1995 by Terry Dintenfass.
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