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Susan Conway Gallery records

Creator:
Susan Conway Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Susan Conway Conservation Studio  Search this
Aho, Eric, 1966-  Search this
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Doyle, Mary Ellen, 1938-  Search this
Honeycutt, Brece  Search this
Merrill, Ross M.  Search this
Natzler, Gertrud  Search this
Natzler, Otto  Search this
Oliphant, Pat, 1935-  Search this
Scott, Sam  Search this
Sorel, Edward, 1929-  Search this
Extent:
23.9 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Visitors' books
Date:
circa 1928, 1940s-2003
bulk 1987-2003
Summary:
The modern and contemporary art gallery records of the Susan Conway Gallery in Washington, D.C. measure 23.9 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from 1987-2003. Nearly half of the collection documents the gallery's work as the sole representative of artist and political cartoonist Pat Oliphant through administrative records, exhibition files, press clippings, and a handful of photographs. Also found in the collection are artists' files of other artists represented by the gallery, client files, administrative records, printed and digital materials, and the records of the Susan Conway Conservation Studio.
Scope and Contents:
The modern and contemporary art gallery records of the Susan Conway Gallery in Washington, D.C. measure 23.9 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from 1987-2003. Nearly half of the collection documents the gallery's work as the sole representative of artist and political cartoonist Pat Oliphant through administrative records, exhibition files, press clippings, and a handful of photographs. Also found in the collection are artists' files of other artists represented by the gallery, client files, administrative records, printed and digital materials, and the records of the Susan Conway Conservation Studio.

The exhibitions and sales of artwork by artists represented by the gallery are documented through biographies, correspondence, exhibition printed materials, newspaper clippings, notes, price lists, photographs and slides, sales invoices, and shipping records. Artists of interest include Eric Aho, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Dorothy Dehner, Mary Ellen Doyle, Brece Honeycutt, Ross M. Merrill, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Sam Scott and Edward Sorel. Sales records can also be found in Client Files, along with correspondence with individual clients and galleries, notes, and shipping records.

Nearly half of the collection documents the exhibitions, loans, promotion and sales of Patrick Oliphant's artwork. Materials found include contracts, correspondence with galleries, museums, and clients, exhibition printed materials, notes, scattered photographs, price lists, proposals, sales invoices, and shipping records. Much of the material relates to Oliphant's numerous traveling exhibitions, including "Oliphant: The New World Order in Drawing and Sculpture," "Oliphant's Presidents: 25 Years of Caricatures," and "Seven Presidents."

Administrative and Miscellaneous Records includes records related to the daily operation of the gallery space and promotion of the gallery, such as contracts, a guest book, documents created for Conway's public talks, scattered documentation regarding gifts of artwork, and other miscellaneous records.

The bulk of the printed materials are Susan Conway Gallery exhibition announcements. Also found are some catalogs, clippings and a brochure. The records of the Susan Conway Conservation Studio include condition reports, correspondence with clients, notes, and photographs and slides of artwork.

None of the gallery records of the Santa Fe location are included in this collection. The outlying dates of this collection include older photographs and a negative found in the Artists' Files.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Artists' Files, circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003 (7.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-8, 26, OV 27, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 2: Client Files, 1987-2003 (1.85 linear feet; Boxes 8-10, 26)

Series 3: Exhibition and Loan Files, 1987-2003 (0.85 linear feet; Boxes 10-11)

Series 4: Records Regarding Patrick Oliphant, 1976-2003 (11.5 linear feet; Boxes 11-22, 26, OV 27, ER02; 0.001 GB)

Series 5: Administrative and Miscellaneous Records, 1978-2003 (0.5 linear feet; Box 22)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1987-2002 (0.4 linear feet; Box 23, OV 27)

Series 7: Susan Conway Conservation Studio Records, before 1970s-1993 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 23-26)
Biographical / Historical:
The Susan Conway Gallery was founded by Susan Conway in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in 1987. In 1991, the gallery relocated in Georgetown to the Glackens House, former home of painter William Glackens. In 1998, Conway opened a second location in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Prior to opening the gallery, Conway ran her own fine arts conservation studio.

The gallery represents modern and contemporary artists including Eric Aho, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Dorothy Dehner, Mary Ellen Doyle, Brece Honeycutt, Ross M. Merrill, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Sam Scott and Edward Sorel. The gallery is also the sole fine arts representative of sculpture, painting, and drawings by Patrick Oliphant, a Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist.
Provenance:
The Susan Conway Gallery records were donated by Susan Conway in 2004 and 2007.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (D.C.)
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Visitors' books
Citation:
Susan Conway Gallery records, circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.susacong
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a26328b8-26b4-4376-a128-a7227081a91b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-susacong
Online Media:

Transcending nature : paintings by Eric Aho / P. Andrew Spahr ; with Bruce McColl and Chard deNiord ; [edited by Mary Yakush with Judith Bellamy]

Author:
Aho, Eric 1966-  Search this
Spahr, P. Andrew  Search this
McColl, Bruce  Search this
DeNiord, Chard 1952-  Search this
Strickler, Susan E  Search this
Yakush, Mary  Search this
Currier Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Aho, Eric 1966-  Search this
Physical description:
103 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2012
©2012
21st century
Topic:
Nature in art  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1011925

Eric Aho : translation / essay by Diana Tuite

Title:
Translation
Author:
Aho, Eric 1966-  Search this
Tuite, Diana  Search this
D.C. Moore Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Aho, Eric 1966-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. : 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2013
C2013
21st century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1031847

Eric Aho : wilderness studio / essay by Nathan Kernan

Title:
Wilderness Studio
Author:
Aho, Eric 1966-  Search this
Kernan, Nathan  Search this
D.C. Moore Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Aho, Eric 1966-  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations : 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2015
21st century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Call number:
ND237.A278 A4 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1060282

Eric Aho : ice cuts / [text and interview by Katherine Hart]

Title:
Ice cuts
Author:
Aho, Eric 1966-  Search this
Hart, Katherine W  Search this
Hood Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Aho, Eric 1966-  Search this
Aho, Eric 1966-  Search this
Physical description:
22 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Interviews
Date:
2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1064252

Eric Aho : red winter / essay by Bonnie Costello

Title:
Red winter
Author:
Aho, Eric 1966-  Search this
Costello, Bonnie  Search this
D.C. Moore Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Aho, Eric 1966-  Search this
Physical description:
27 p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2009
C2009
Call number:
ND237.A278 A4 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_949224

Eric Aho : covert / essay by Donald Kuspit

Author:
Aho, Eric 1966-  Search this
Kuspit, Donald B (Donald Burton) 1935-  Search this
D.C. Moore Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Aho, Eric 1966-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2011
C2011
Call number:
ND237.A278 A4 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_972355

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