The collection is arranged as 4 series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1964-2003 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 2: Writings, circa 1970s (Box 1; 1 folder) Series 3: Subject Files, 1974-1981 (Box 1; 5 folders) Series 4: Photographs, circa 1980s-1993 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1964-2003. The records of this New York gallery consist of correspondence with artists and other individuals, writings by Louis K. Meisel, subject files on Gregory Battcock and Jason Seley, and photographs. Correspondence documents the gallery's dealings with its artists.
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1964-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Louis K. Meisel (1942- ) opened the Louis K. Meisel Gallery on Prince Street in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City in 1966. The gallery has promoted the work of realist painters, sculptors, and photographers. Louis K. Meisel Gallery has also championed another genre of American realism, the Pin-up; the gallery has an extensive collection of vintage and contemporary Pin-ups. Artists represented include: John Baeder, Robert Bechtle, Charles Bell, Chuck Close, Audrey Flack, Ronald Kleemann, Mel Ramos, and Theodoros Stamos, among others.
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records were donated by Louis K. Meisel in 1990 and 2009.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001