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Owen Gallery records

Creator:
Owen Gallery  Search this
Names:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Lawson, Ernest, 1873-1939  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933  Search this
Owen, Michael  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Yost, James  Search this
Extent:
9.4 Linear feet
0.093 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1929-2010
bulk 1980-2010
Summary:
The records of Owen Gallery measure 9.4 linear feet and 0.093 GB and date from 1929-2010, bulk 1980-2010. The gallery, which operated from 1986 to 2009 in New York, specialized in late nineteenth and early twentieth century American art with an emphasis on The Eight, Ashcan, and early American modernism. Michael Owen and James Yost owned and directed the gallery. Found within the records are exhibition files; inventory and sales records; printed and digital material; and records regarding painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Material dating from before 1986 when the gallery was established is research related to an artwork's provenance.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Owen Gallery measure 9.4 linear feet and 0.093 GB and date from 1929-2010, bulk 1980-2010. The gallery, which operated from 1986 to 2009 in New York, specialized in late nineteenth and early twentieth century American art with an emphasis on The Eight, Ashcan, and early American modernism. Artists represented include Thomas Hart Benton, Arthur B. Davies, William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, and others. Michael Owen and James Yost owned and directed the gallery. Found within the records are exhibitions files; inventory and sales records; printed and digital material; and records regarding painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Material dating from before 1986 when the gallery was established is research related to an artwork's provenance.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as four series

Series 1: Exhibition Files, 1989-2010 (2.1 linear feet; Box 1-3, 0.001 GB; ER01)

Series 2: Inventory and Sales Records, 1929-2010, bulk 1980-2010 (5.7 linear feet; Box 3-8, 0.092 GB; ER02-ER04)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1994-2008 (0.4 linear feet; Box 8-9)

Series 4: Records Regarding Yasuo Kuniyoshi, circa 1955-2000 (1.2 linear feet; Box 9-10)
Biographical / Historical:
Owen Gallery, a New York gallery specializing in late nineteenth and early twentieth century American art, operated from 1986 to 2009 and was owned and directed by Michael Owen and James Yost. The gallery represented many artists associated with The Eight, Ashcan, and American modernism. Although exhibitions and the retail gallery have closed, the business remains in operation.
Provenance:
The Owen Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2015 and 2016 by Michael Owen and James Yost.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Owen Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art, American -- 19th century  Search this
Art, American -- 20th century  Search this
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Ashcan school of art  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists)  Search this
Citation:
Owen Gallery records, 1929-2010, bulk 1980-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.owengall
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Owen Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-owengall
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Owen Gallery records, 1929-2010, bulk 1980-2010

Creator:
Owen Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Lawson, Ernest  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Owen, Michael  Search this
Yost, James  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- 19th century  Search this
Art, American -- 20th century  Search this
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Ashcan school of art  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16259
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370966
AAA_collcode_owengall
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370966
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Grand Central Art Galleries records, 1931-1968, bulk circa 1952-circa 1965

Creator:
Grand Central Art Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Asher, Elise  Search this
Barrie, Erwin S.  Search this
Browne, Byron  Search this
Candell, Victor  Search this
DeMartini, Joseph  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Lam, Jennett  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Osver, Arthur  Search this
Roberts, Colette  Search this
Rowan, Herman  Search this
Salemme, Lucia A.  Search this
Watts, Robert M.  Search this
Galerie Jeanne Bucher  Search this
Grand Central Moderns (Gallery)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8254
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210425
AAA_collcode_grancent
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210425
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Arthur Coleman Danto papers, 1979-1998

Creator:
Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924-  Search this
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6163
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216396
AAA_collcode_dantarth
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216396

Derek Boshier papers, 1955-1983

Creator:
Boshier, Derek, 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Bowie, David  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6717
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208842
AAA_collcode_boshdere
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208842

Lizzie P. Bliss scrapbook and papers, 1927-1979 and [undated]

Creator:
Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer), 1864-1931  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Art patronage -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6764
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208889
AAA_collcode_blislizz
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Audio - Visual
The Art Market
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208889

Mathilde Q. Beckmann diaries, 1941-1974

Creator:
Beckmann, Mathilde Q., 1904-1986  Search this
Subject:
Beckmann, Max  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- Germany  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10180
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213220
AAA_collcode_beckmath
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213220

Arthur Coleman Danto papers

Creator:
Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1998
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; notes; writings; articles; exhibition announcements and invitations; catalog; printed matter; and monographs. Letters from artists, Audrey Flack, Guerilla Girls, Dick Higgins, Robert Mangold, Cindy Sherman, among others, 1981-1997. Numerous letters from Robert Motherwell; a booklet, L'Humanisme De L'Abstraction" by Robert Motherwell, inscribed: "For Arthur Danto With Great Esteem, Robert Motherwell," 1991 (text in French). Typescripts (and chapter drafts) for The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, 1979, and The State of the Art 1987; and miscellaneous writings, 1988-1989. Also included are THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE COMMONPLACE, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981), and THE STATE OF THE ART, (NY: Prentice Hall Press, 1987).
Biographical / Historical:
Art critic; New York, N.Y. Danto was Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. Since 1984, he has been art critic for The Nation.
Provenance:
Donated 1998 by Arthur C. Danto.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art critics  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.dantarth
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dantarth

Grand Central Art Galleries records

Creator:
Grand Central Art Galleries  Search this
Names:
Galerie Jeanne Bucher  Search this
Grand Central Moderns (Gallery)  Search this
Asher, Elise, 1914-  Search this
Barrie, Erwin S., 1886-1983  Search this
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961  Search this
Candell, Victor, 1903-1977  Search this
DeMartini, Joseph, 1896-1984  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Lam, Jennett, 1911-  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Osver, Arthur, 1912-2006  Search this
Roberts, Colette, 1910-  Search this
Rowan, Herman  Search this
Salemme, Lucia A.  Search this
Watts, Robert M., 1923-1988  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1931-1968
bulk circa 1952-circa 1965
Summary:
The records of New York City's Grand Central Art Galleries measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1931 to 1968, with the bulk of the material from circa 1952 to circa 1965. The majority of the records are related the Grand Central Moderns, the modern art division of Grand Central Art Galleries. The collection includes group exhibition files, artists' files, printed material and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The records of New York City's Grand Central Art Galleries measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1931 to 1968, with the bulk of the material from circa 1952 to circa 1965. The majority of the records are related the Grand Central Moderns, the modern art division of Grand Central Art Galleries. The collection includes group exhibition files, artists' files, printed material and photographs.

Group exhibition files consist of catalogs, announcements, clippings, artist biographies, correspondence and photographs. The art exchange exhibition between Grand Central Moderns and Galerie Jeanne Bucher is especially noteworthy.

Artists' files include exhibition catalogs, announcements, resumes, clippings, photographs and limited correspondence. The bulk of the material is on artists who had exhibitions at Grand Central Moderns. Notable artists include Elise Asher, Byron Browne, Victor Candell, Joseph De Martini, Xavier Gonzalez, Jacob Kainen, Jennett Lam, Seong Moy, Arthur Osver, Herman Rowan, Lucia Salemme, and Robert Watts, among others.

Printed material mostly consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements of other galleries. There are a few clippings on Grand Central Art Galleries.

There are a few photographs of artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Series 1: Group Exhibition Files, 1952-1957 (Box 1, OV 3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Artists' Files, 1940-1968 (Box 1, 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1951-1965 (Boxes 1-2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Photographs, 1931, circa 1960-circa 1965 (Box 2; 2 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Grand Central Art Galleries (1923-1994) was a large New York-based art gallery, which also had a modern art division called Grand Central Moderns (1947-circa 1967).

The Grand Central Art Galleries was founded in 1923 and operated as the exhibition space of the Painters and Sculptors Gallery Association in New York City. Grand Central Art Galleries was located at Grand Central Terminal for nearly 30 years before moving on to the Biltmore Hotel at 40 Vanderbilt Avenue, then relocating to 24 West 57th Street. The Galleries regularly exhibited the works of its members and sometimes boasted as many as thirty to forty exhibitions annually.

From its establishment in 1923, Edwin S. Barrie was the director of Grand Central Art Galleries and he founded Grand Central Moderns in 1947, which he also managed until the early 1950s. The gallery moved from one address to another before ultimately relocating to 130 East 56th Street. Colette Roberts was the curator and she took over as director in 1952 until roughly 1965, about two years before Grand Central Moderns closed. Byron Browne, Kenneth Campbell, Lamar Dodd, Xavier Gonzalez, George Morrison and Louise Nevelson were a few of the artists represented by the gallery.

Erwin S. Barrie retired from his position as director of Grand Central Art Galleries in 1975. The gallery closed in 1994.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels NGCAG1-NGCAG2) including 23 yearbooks, 1928-1945, and exhibition catalogs, 1923-1929. The originals were returned to Grand Central Art Galleries after microfilming and are not described in the the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Grand Central Art Galleries loaned materials for microfilming in 1966. Addition records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Grand Central Art Galleries in 1966 and 1967.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Grand Central Art Galleries, 1931-1938, bulk circa 1952-circa 1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.grancent
See more items in:
Grand Central Art Galleries records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grancent

Derek Boshier papers

Creator:
Boshier, Derek  Search this
Names:
Bowie, David  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet ((on one microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1955-1983
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, some illustrated, from friends, colleagues and galleries; writings, including a statement by Boshier about his painting, "Identi-kit Man," and an essay about Boshier by Nigel Gosling; a catalog from an exhibition called "Lives", 1979, for which Boshier wrote the introduction; articles and clippings; exhibition announcements; exhibition catalogs; several books containing illustrations by Boshier; an illustrated notebook, 1979-1982; a sketchbook of ink drawings, 1955-1956; photographs, including a series of photographs of the singer David Bowie, and some of Derek Boshier's work.
Also includes a resume and bibliography; photographic reproductions of Boshier's work; the catalog introduction for the "Lives" exhibition; and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, draftman, educator,photographer, filmmaker; Houston, Tex. and London, England. Rock star David Bowie was an acquaintance of Boshier, and Boshier prepared some studies of album covers for Bowie.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Filmmakers  Search this
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.boshdere
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-boshdere

Lizzie P. Bliss scrapbook and papers

Creator:
Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer), 1864-1931  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1927-1979 and [undated]
Scope and Contents:
Materials relating to European art, containing mostly photographs of paintings, many of them Old Master paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Lizzie P. bliss (1864-1931) was an art collector and patron in New York, N.Y. Bliss, also called Lillie, was one of the founders of the Museum of Modern Art.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives is a scrapbook containing photographs of the Bliss art collection, notes, letters, and clippings lent for microfilming on reel 2200.
Provenance:
Scrapbook originally lent and microfilmed 1970 by Bliss's niece, Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson, but was refilmed in 1981 because original film was illegible. Source of unmicrofilmed material is unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art patrons  Search this
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Art patronage -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.blislizz
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blislizz

Mathilde Q. Beckmann diaries

Creator:
Beckmann, Mathilde Q.  Search this
Names:
Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950  Search this
Extent:
42 Volumes ((on 5 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1941-1974
Scope and Contents:
Diaries containing information about Mathilde Beckmann's husband, Max Beckmann, some sketches, and photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Wife of German-American painter, Max Beckmann; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent 1977 by Mathilde Beckmann.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- Germany  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.beckmath
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-beckmath

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