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Tibor de Nagy Gallery records

Creator:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
Names:
Art Dealers Association of America  Search this
Art in America  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Institute of Arts and Letters (U.S.)  Search this
United States Information Agency  Search this
Castoro, Rosemarie  Search this
Ciarrocchi, Ray, 1933-  Search this
De Nagy, Tibor, 1908-1993  Search this
Goodnough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Gregor, Harold, 1929-  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Hirsch, Pauli  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994  Search this
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Reginato, Peter, 1945-  Search this
Robbin, Tony  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Rose, Leatrice  Search this
Witteman-Widrig, Nancy  Search this
Extent:
43.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1941-2016
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents:
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, a small amount of records of the Houston Branch, and exhibition announcements.

Business records include correspondence and administrative files. Business correspondence is with clients, curators, galleries, museums, colleges and universities, organizations, and publications, such as the Museum of Modern Art, Art Dealers Association, National Institute of Arts and Letters, United States Information Agency, The Hirshhorn Museum, Art News, Art in America, Pauli Hirsch, Jacqueline Kennedy, Charles Penney, Nelson Rockefeller, and many others. Correspondence concerns sales, purchases, shipping, loans, general exhibitions, publicity, events, publications and publishing, and other topics. Additional documents found within the correspondence files are purchase invoices, inquiries, shipping receipts, and photographs. Correspondence with artists is found in the Artist Files series. Administrative files concern day-to-day operations and include leases and construction documents, incorporation, insurance, art appraisals, art framing, and other general business affairs.

Exhibition files document many exhibitions held at the Gallery and include clippings and research materials, exhibition catalogs, exhibit and gallery plans, correspondence, and photographs. Some loan agreements and shipping receipts are also included.

Artist files document business affairs with individual artists and also contain collected information on artists. Typically, there are several files on each artist which may include printed materials, biographies, consignments, loans documentation, sales documentation, correspondence, photographic material, publicity, and reviews. Artists well represented among these files include Rosemarie Castoro, Ray Ciarrocchi, Robert Goodnough, Harold Gregor, Red Grooms (including a transcript of "A Conversation with Marison and Red Grooms"), Joyce Kozloff, Peter Reginato, Tony Robbin, Leatrice Rose, and Nancy Witteman-Widrig.

Financial records include incomplete runs of billing statements, expenses and cash disbursements, paid and unpaid invoices, and sales and shipping receipts. Inventory records consist primarily of index cards and/or sheets that document stock, consignments, loans, sales, and shipping.

A relatively small amount of Houston branch records include announcements, clippings, correspondence, financial information including consignments, income, invoices, and statements, photographs, publicity materials and a research file on Houston art museums.

Exhibition announcements promote the gallery's exhibitions for artists including Joe Brainard, Shirley Jaffe, Fairfield Porter, Rosemarie Castoro, Alfred Leslie, and many others.
Arrangement:
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)
Biographical / Historical:
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.

John B. Myers served as the gallery's first director and De Nagy was the business manager while continuing to work in the banking business. Early on, the gallery introduced and promoted second generation Abstract Expressionists such as Grace Hartigan and Alfred Leslie. The gallery quickly earned a reputation for promoting the work of emerging artists, including Carl Andre, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Red Grooms, Fairfield Porter, and Larry Rivers, among others, giving many of them their first solo shows.

Later the gallery gained a reputation as a space for collaborative artistic ventures and organized exhibitions that combined visual imagery and poetry by several New York School poets. The gallery also published books by poets John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and James Schuyler, as well as a poetry newsletter entitled Semi-Colon.

In 1973 de Nagy teamed with Marvin Watson to open the Watson/deNagy Gallery in Houston, which closed in 1983. Tibor de Nagy retired from banking in 1970 and continued running the gallery until he died in 1993. The Tibor de Nagy gallery continues operating today at 724 Fifth Avenue under the direction of Andrew Arnot and Eric Brown. It also works with a number of estates, including those of Joe Brainard, Rudy Burckhardt, Donald Evans, and Jess.
Related Materials:
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.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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.
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery records, 1941-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tibode
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Tibor de Nagy Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Jesse Amado

Interviewee:
Amado, Jesse, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Contemporary Art for San Antonio (Organization)  Search this
Finesilver Gallery  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Casas, Mel, 1929-2014  Search this
Davis, Barbara  Search this
Ford, O'Neil, 1905-  Search this
Hickey, Dave, 1940-  Search this
Holland, Rebecca, 1962-  Search this
Mondini-Ruiz, Franco, 1961-  Search this
Ramirez, Chuck  Search this
Reynolds, Steve  Search this
Extent:
79 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 May 31-June 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jesse Amado conducted 2004 May 31 and June 7, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's studio, in San Antonio, Texas.
Includes artist's family background, personalities, and relationship of artist's mother and father; parents' occupations and the effect on the family; brother Gilbert; early influences and experiences in drawing; role of religion during childhood; experiences in school including parochial school and losing interest in 12th grade; experiences working with architect O'Neil Ford in high school; decision to go into the Navy; experiences and travels in the Navy; first impressions of New York City; interest in literature and reading on works and life, including T.S. Eliot, "Tom Sawyer," "The Odyssey;" first experiences with foreign film, especially L'Avventura; bilingualism including learning to speak English and it's possible influences on art; work after the Navy on a tanker; travels in Europe; New York City and experiences working and living there; decision to return to San Antonio; starting at San Antonio College and experience of returning to school; first paintings; attempt at teaching; joining the fire department and influences of that job on his art; MFA study at University of Texas, San Antonio; influences of professors including Steve Reynolds, Mel Casas, and Dave Hickey; major influential discussion with Dave Hickey and art that resulted; BFA show exhibition; beginnings of ideas of fragility and mutability in early pieces; relationship to Minimalism or Conceptual Art in works; the growing art scene in San Antonio and it's galleries, including FineSilver, Blue Star and Art Pace; relationships with other San Antonio artists including Franco Mondini, Chuck Ramirez, Rebecca Holland; discussion of Bemis Foundation show; artist's feelings on being a Latino or Chicano artist; possible Latino influences on his art; discussion of Latino culture and iconography; change from stronger tendencies in painting towards sculpture and installation pieces; discussion of works in the "Taking Liberties" exhibition [1992]; the artist's creation process; discussion of Antonioni's L'Avventura and its use in artist's work; use of text as a visual form; importance of backstory and context to artist's work; use of music and lyrics in work, including James Brown and the Beatles; interest in taglines and its use in art; interest in fashion especially fashion magazines and its use in art; introduction and use of DYMO tape in art; relationship and interactions with galleries and museums, especially the Whitney, Blue Star, FineSilver; Barbara Davis; use of digital photography in work; discussion of the economics of the gallery; the future of artist's work and the importance of the process for the artist in the future; role of Catholicism in artist's work; the exhibition "Renascence" at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston; influence of marriage and divorce on works.
Biographical / Historical:
Jesse Amadao (1951-) is an artist in San Antonio, Texas. Cary Cordoza (1970-) is an art historian.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 45 minutes.
Interview recorded on mini discs and compact discs.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Religion in art  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- San Antonio
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.amado04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amado04

DuBose Gallery records

Creator:
DuBose Gallery (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
James Bute Gallery (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Extent:
11 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1950-1979
Scope and Contents:
Artists' files, 1950-1979, including press releases, biographical material, catalogs, invitations, announcements, correspondence, clippings, and photographs. Also included are catalogs from the James Bute Gallery, which became the DuBose Gallery.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Houston, Tex.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1979-1980 by Stanley McDonald, owner of the gallery.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Artists -- Texas  Search this
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Identifier:
AAA.dubogall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dubogall

Covo de Iongh Gallery scrapbook

Creator:
Covo de Iongh Gallery  Search this
Names:
Cundin, José María  Search this
Esqueda, Xavier  Search this
Friedeberg, Pedro, 1937-  Search this
Guzmán, Enrique, 1952-1986  Search this
Johnson, Lucas  Search this
Johnson, Patricia Covo  Search this
Toledo, Francisco, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Scrapbooks
Date:
1975-1978
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook compiled by Patricia Covo Johnson, containing clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and letters regarding exhibitions by José María Cundin, Pedro Friedberg, EnriqueGuzman, Xavier Esqueda, Lucas Johnson, Francisco Toledo and other artists.
Artists represented include: Pedro Friedeberg, Lucas Johnson, Gerry Tindall, Jose Maria Cundin, Dee Wolff, Brian Mains, Enrique Guzman, Xavier Exqueda, Francisco Toledo, Cathy Kuntz, Milo Lazarevic, Bob Camblin, Bill Steffy, Fletcher Mackey and Don Snell.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Houston, Texas. Founded 1975 by Patricia Covo Johnson.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Patricia Covo Johnson.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art directors -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.covoiong
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-covoiong

Joe Lopez papers and Gallista Gallery records

Creator:
Lopez, Joe, 1945-  Search this
Names:
Gallista Gallery  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet
32.93 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Date:
1966-2016
Summary:
The Joe Lopez papers and Gallista Gallery records measure 1.7 linear feet and 32.93 GB and date from 1966 to 2016. The collection is comprised of biographical records that include interviews with Lopez, autobiographical writings by Lopez and writings by others, printed and digital materials, artwork, and photographic and moving image materials. Records for the Gallista Gallery include trademark files and legal records pertaining to the lawsuit against Lopez by E and J Gallo Winery over the use of the word "gallo."
Scope and Contents:
The Joe Lopez papers and Gallista Gallery records measure 1.7 linear feet and 32.93 GB and date from 1966 to 2016. The collection is comprised of biographical records that include interviews with Lopez, autobiographical writings by Lopez and writings by others, printed and digital materials, artwork, and photographic and moving image materials. Records for the Gallista Gallery include trademark files and legal records pertaining to the lawsuit against Lopez by E and J Gallo Winery over the use of the word "gallo."
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1966-2013 (Boxes 1, 3; 6 folders, ER01-ER06; 19.32 GB)

Series 2: Writings, circa 1997-2002 (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 3: Gallista Gallery Records, 1990-2016 (Boxes 1, 3; 0.8 linear feet, ER07; 7.53 GB)

Series 4: Printed Materials, circa 1975-2015 (Boxes 1-3; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1990-2008 (Boxes 2-3; 5 folders)

Series 6: Photographic and Moving Image Materials, circa 1985-circa 2010 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet, ER08-10; 6.10 GB)
Biographical / Historical:
Joe Lopez (1945- ) is a painter and founder of the Gallista Gallery (1996-2016) in San Antonio, Texas.

Lopez grew up in El Barrio Escondido, a neighborhood in San Antonio. He was introduced to art through his Uncle Basilio, a folk artist. While a student at St. Anthony Shrine School, Lopez gained the attention of one of the nuns which led to a scholarship to attend the Witte Museum Art School. He also attended La Villita School of Art, the San Antonio School of Art, and was awarded a scholarship to McNay Art Museum school. Lopez trained with artists Warren Hunter, John Squire Adams, Finis Collins, and Jesus "Chista" Cantu. Because Lopez was born with one hand, artist Jesse Treviño was an inspiration to Lopez for his ability to paint with one hand.

Lopez's paintings often feature gallos, the Spanish word for roosters, because they symbolize strength and pride in Chicano and Mexican American culture. Lopez opened his own gallery in 1996 because he was having difficulty booking exhibitions at other galleries. The original name of the gallery was Puro Gallo, and he changed the name to Gallista Gallery in 1998. Gallista was coined by Lopez to describe those who supported him during a five year court battle with E and J Gallo Winery. The wine company initiated the lawsuit against Lopez over the use of the word "gallo." The gallery became a bedrock of the community, fostering the talents of local Latino artists long after the lawsuit ended.

Early in his career, Lopez worked in the art department for Dillard's and Centeno's supermarket before becoming employed in the graphics department at Fort Sam Houston, a U.S. Army post in San Antonio. He retired in 2007 from Fort Sam Houston after 22 years.

Lopez's work has been exhibited at the McNay Art Museum, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, and other museums throughout Texas. His paintings have been featured on posters and covers of music albums including Taquachito Nights: Conjunto Music from South Texas produced by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and Puro Gallo by Los Padrinos.
Provenance:
The Joe Lopez papers and Gallista Gallery records were donated by Joe Lopez in 2016.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that he or she may own.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Chicano art movement  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- San Antonio
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Joe Lopez papers and Gallista Gallery records, 1966-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lopejoe
See more items in:
Joe Lopez papers and Gallista Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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The New Arts records

Creator:
New Arts (Art gallery)  Search this
Names:
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Calcagno, Lawrence, 1913-  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Emmerich, André  Search this
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976  Search this
Kuhlman, Walter  Search this
Plagens, Peter  Search this
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Steinberg, Richard  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1977
Scope and Contents:
Files on artists and people associated with the gallery, including: Forrest Bess, James Boynton, Lawrence Calcagno, Joseph Cornell, André Emmerich, Max Ernst, Walter Kuhlman, Peter Plagens, Hassel Smith, Richard Steinberg, Jean Varda, and others. The files usually contain correspondence, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, and photographs. Also included are exhibition files, material on the Contemporary Arts Association in Houston, and miscellaneous catalogs and announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Houston, Tex. Founded 1956, closed ca. 1974.
Provenance:
The donor, Kathryn Swenson, was the owner and director of the gallery.
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Identifier:
AAA.newarts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-newarts

Oral history interview with Marc Moldawer, Kathryn Swenson, and Robert Wilson

Interviewee:
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Swenson, Kathryn  Search this
Wilson, Robert  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Names:
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
MacAgy, Jermayne, 1914-1964  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Extent:
62 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1984 Aug. 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marc Moldawer, Kathryn Swenson, and Robert Wilson conducted 1984 Aug. 15, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Moldawer, Swenson, and Wilson speak of the art scene in Houston in the 1950s and how each came to be involved in it; the development of the New Arts Gallery; artists whose work was shown in the early days of the gallery; problems in collecting; the closing of the New Arts Gallery; the relationship between art and architecture; Houston as an arts community; ethnic exhibits; definitions of art. They recall Jermayne MacAgy, Forrest Bess, and Dominique de Menil.
Biographical / Historical:
Marc Moldawer (1922-2007), Kathry Swennson, and Robert Wilson are art dealers from Houston, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 38 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Art dealers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.moldaw84
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moldaw84

Meredith Long & Company printed material

Creator:
Meredith Long Gallery  Search this
Names:
Davis & Long Company  Search this
Meredith Long Contemporary (Gallery)  Search this
Meredith Long Gallery  Search this
Long, Meredith, 1928-  Search this
Extent:
290 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1979
Scope and Contents:
Clippings and exhibition announcements from Long's galleries, including Davis & Long Company, and Meredith Long Contemporary in New York City, and Meredith Long & Company, Houston.
Biographical / Historical:
Art galleries; Houston, Texas and New York, N.Y. Owned and directed by Meredith Long. Businesses included Davis and Long, 746 Madison Ave., NYC; Meredith Long Contemporary, 7 W. 57th St., NYC, and Meredith Long and Company, 2323 San Felipe, Houston, Tex. Specialized in 19th and 20th century American art. Long is a Trustee and member of the Board of Directors at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Contemporary Arts Museum.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1979 by Meredith Long & Co.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Gallery owners  Search this
Art dealers -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Identifier:
AAA.merelong
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-merelong

Moody Gallery records

Creator:
Moody Gallery (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Names:
Atteberry, Joe  Search this
Briggs, Lamar, 1935-  Search this
Johnson, Lucas  Search this
Moody, Elizabeth C. (Elizabeth Chambers), 1944-  Search this
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005  Search this
Truner, Arthur, 1940-  Search this
Wilson, Donald Roller, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
7 Reels (ca.5,000 items (on 7 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1975-1979
Scope and Contents:
Business correspondence; and files on artists, containing biographical material, correspondence, photographs, sketches, price lists, exhibition catalogs, and clippings. Information on Lamar Briggs, Fritz Scholder, Donald Roller Wilson, Joe Atteberry, Lucas Johnson, Arthur Turner, and others is included.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Houston, Texas Owned by Elizabeth C. Moody. Shows mainly Houston area artists.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1979 by Elizabeth C. Moody.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Identifier:
AAA.moodgall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moodgall

Terese Tarlton Hershey papers

Creator:
Hershey, Terese Tarlton  Search this
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Names:
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Adickes, David  Search this
Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962  Search this
Blake, James R., 1932-  Search this
Bomar, Bill, 1919-  Search this
Brants, Cynthia, 1924-  Search this
Brownlow, David, 1915-  Search this
Butler, Max  Search this
Chumley, John, 1928-  Search this
Cobelle, Charles, 1902-  Search this
Crowley, Dorothy L., 1913-  Search this
Dawson, Montague, 1895-1973  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Domjan, Joseph, 1907-  Search this
Fearing, Kelly  Search this
Fowler, Robert K., 1931-  Search this
Freed, Frank, 1906-1975  Search this
Furuta, An  Search this
Gadbois, Henri, 1930-  Search this
Gadbois, Leila  Search this
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-  Search this
Grammer, George, 1928-  Search this
Guerin, John William, 1920-  Search this
Hood, Dorothy, 1919-  Search this
Kolliker, William Augustin, 1905-  Search this
Lincoln, Richard Mather, 1929-  Search this
Martin, Anthony, 1937-  Search this
McVeigh, Blanche  Search this
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Mood, Martha, 1908-1972  Search this
Pebworth, Charles  Search this
Putnam, Margaret  Search this
Reeder, Dickson, 1912-1970  Search this
Rush, Andrew  Search this
Salinas, Porfirio, 1910-1973  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge, 1898-  Search this
Schorre, Charles  Search this
Shipnes, Mary Ellen  Search this
Sims, Agnes  Search this
Smith, Emily Guthrie, 1909-  Search this
Sween, Trudy  Search this
Umlauf, Charles, 1911-  Search this
Utter, Bror, 1913-1993  Search this
Williams, Charles Truett, 1918-1966  Search this
Extent:
1,500 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; files on 42 artists, containing clippings, photos, exhibition catalogs and letters; exhibition files for her gallery, Gallery of Wonderful Things, Fort Worth, Texas, and Tall Timbers, Houston, Texas; a scrapbook containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photos, and letters about the Gallery of Wonderful Things; printed material and loan records for her private collections of ceramics, paintings and sculpture; photographs; and printed miscellany.
Artist files include David Adickes, Ludwig Bemelmans, James Blake, Bill Bomar, Cynthia Brants, David Brownlow, Max Butler, John Chumley, Charles Cobelle, Dorothy Crowley, Montague Dawson, Adolph Dehn, Joseph Domjan, Kelly Fearing, Robert Fowler, Frank Freed, An Furuta, Henry and Leila Gadbois, R.C. Gorman, George Grammer, John Guerin, Dorothy Hood, William A. Kolliker, Richard M. Lincoln, Anthony Martin, Blanche McVeigh, Marc Moldawer, Martha Mood, Charles Pebworth, Margaret Putnam, Dickson Reeder, Andrew Rush, Porfirio Salinas, E.M. (Buck) Schiwetz, Charles Schorre, Mary Ellen Shipnes, Agnes Sims, Emily Guthrie Smith, Trudy Sween, Charles Umlauf, Bror Utter, and Charles T. Williams.
Biographical / Historical:
Hershey founded Gallery of Wonderful Things, Fort Worth, Texas in 1956 and turned it over to Electra Carlin in 1958. Carlin moved the gallery and changed the name to Carlin Gallery. Hershey moved to Houston and organized four art shows at the Tall Timbers apartment complex owned by her husband.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1981 by Terese Tarlton Hershey.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- Texas  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Fort Worth
Identifier:
AAA.herstere
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-herstere

Fifth Avenue Gallery records

Creator:
Fifth Avenue Gallery (Fort Worth, Tex.)  Search this
Names:
Laughlin, Clarence John  Search this
Extent:
18 Items ((on 1 partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1962
Scope and Contents:
Fifteen photographs of the Fifth Avenue Gallery taken by Clarence John Laughlin; and exhibition announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Fort Worth, Texas. Founded in 1960 by Pauline Evans and Bror Utter, it was the first Fort Worth gallery to represent primarily local artists. The gallery closed in 1966.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1979, by Pauline Evans, founder and director of the gallery.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Fort Worth
Identifier:
AAA.fiftaven
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fiftaven

Oral history interview with Barbara Cusack

Interviewee:
Cusack, Barbara  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Names:
Cusack Gallery (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 January 12
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Barbara Cusack conducted 1979 January 12, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art. Cusack speaks of her background, the Cusack Gallery in Houston, and artists she was acquainted with, including Carl Andre, Stephen Antonakos, Sol Lewitt, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Barbara Cusack is the owner and director of the Cusack Gallery, Houston, Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 42 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Topic:
Gallery directors -- Interviews  Search this
Gallery owners -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cusack79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cusack79

Billy Al Bengston papers

Creator:
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Names:
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
James Corcoran Gallery  Search this
John Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Alexander, Peter, 1939-  Search this
Altoon, John, 1925-  Search this
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Flavin, Dan, 1933-  Search this
Goode, Joe, 1937-  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Plagens, Peter  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Extent:
10.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Photographs
Date:
circa 1940s-1989
bulk 1960-1988
Summary:
The papers of southern California Pop artist Billy Al Bengston measure 10.4 linear feet and date from circa 1940s to 1989, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1960 to 1988. The collection documents the life and work of the artist through biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, gallery and museum files, teaching files, project and commission files, scattered artwork, printed materials, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Billy Al Bengston measure 10.4 linear feet and date from circa 1940s to 1989, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1960 to 1988. The collection documents the life and work of the southern California artist through biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, gallery and museum files, teaching files, project and commission files, scattered artwork, printed materials, and photographs.

Found within the biographical materials series are three feet of calendars which extensively document Bengston's personal and professional activities for fourteen years, and include ephemera related to these activities. This series also includes health records, wills, and passports.

Correspondence is with galleries, museums, universities, businesses, friends, and colleagues, and primarily concerns exhibitions, sales, consignments, commissions, and Bengston's personal finances. Bengston's relationship with the James Corcoran Gallery, Janie C. Lee Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery, Martha Jackson Gallery, and Texas Gallery are well-documented here, as well as in the Museum and Gallery Files series. Also found is a limited amount of personal correspondence with collectors, researchers, and friends. A few letters from other artists, including Peter Plagens and a letter from Richard Diebenkorn are interfiled here.

Bengston's professional relationships with galleries, museums, and universities are well-documented in the gallery and museum files, including the galleries mentioned above, Ferus Gallery, and others. Lists of consignments and prices, invoices, records of sales, loan agreement forms, shipping receipts, exhibition checklists, and exhibition floor plans provide information about sales, exhibitions, and loans. A few files provide further information about Bengston teaching activities. His personal business records include art sales records, price lists, lists of purchases, records of investment, and personal finance records. Project files include correspondence, notes, and printed materials related to Bengston's commissions for artwork and personal projects, including a book he worked on with Ed Ruscha, Business Cards.

Writings by Bengston include responses to exhibitions of West Coast art and his thoughts on his career, art, the artistic community, motorcycles, as well as a recollection of John Altoon. Also found are questionnaires sent out by Bengston for an art survey, with responses from Peter Alexander, Carl Andre, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Joe Goode, Robert Graham, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Ed Ruscha, and others. Writings by others consist primarily of exhibition catalog essays, manuscripts of interviews with Bengston, and other writings about Bengston. Also found is an essay by Walter Hopps. Photographs of Bengston include a family picture from the 1940s, Bengston at work on projects in Los Angeles and Syracuse, New York, and Bengston at social events. Other photographs consist of pictures of friends and artists, Bengston's artwork, documentary evidence of damaged artwork, and of commission sites.

Printed materials from the 1960s - 1980s include clippings, full articles, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and posters. They document exhibitions, art in southern California, and society and art events. The collection houses limited amounts of artwork including sketches, cut-outs, doodles and drawings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 10 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1958-1987 (Boxes 1-4, 11; 3.7 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1966-1989 (Boxes 4-6; 1.75 linear feet)

Series 3: Gallery and Museum Files, 1961-1989 (Boxes 6-7; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Teaching Records, 1968-1982 (Box 7; 7 folders)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, circa 1960-1987 (Boxes 7-8; 1.0 linear foot)

Series 6: Project Files, 1968-1987 (Boxes 8-9; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 7: Writings, 1967-circa 1988 (Box 9, OV 12; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 8: Artwork, 1960s-1987 (Box 9; 7 folders)

Series 9: Printed Materials, 1958-1988 (Boxes 9-10, OV 12-13; 1.25 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1940s-1987 (Box 10; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Billy Al Bengston was born in Dodge City, Kansas on June 7, 1934. After moving back and forth from Kansas to California multiple times, he and his family settled in Los Angeles in 1948. While attending the Manual Arts High School, Bengston became interested in art, especially ceramics. After a brief stint at Los Angeles Junior College, Bengston worked as a beach attendant at Doheny State Beach. While working there he met fellow surfer and future ceramicist Kenneth Price, who became one of Bengston's closest friends. In 1953, he reenrolled in Los Angeles Junior College to study ceramics. For the next four years he attended both the California College of Arts and Crafts and the Los Angeles County Art Institute (now the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design). At these institutions he studied with Richard Diebenkorn, Sabro Hasegawa, Nathan Oliveira, and Peter Voulkos.

Around 1957, Bengston shifted his emphasis from ceramics to painting, and became affiliated with the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, founded that same year by Edward Kienholz and Walter Hopps. Bengston's first solo exhibition was held at the Ferus Gallery in 1958, and a second followed in 1960. At this time Bengston began to work with Pop icons combined with Color Field abstractions. His early bold paintings often featured symmetrical strong color compositions with a central image of a valentine, star, cross, chevron, or iris. The irises he called "draculas," after Kenneth Price remarked that they resembled Dracula flying through a window. He first showed his chevron paintings in 1962 at the Martha Jackson Gallery in New York. In the early 1960s, Bengston extended his imagery to the California subculture and created paintings of leisure time activities, focusing on motorcycles, racing, and scuba diving - his own interests as well.

Throughout his career, Bengston experimented with technique and materials. He experimented with automobile lacquer and spray painting techniques associated with car customization. He also used non-traditional surfaces, such as masonite and aluminum. In 1965, Bengston began creating paintings on sheets of aluminum into which he hammered dents and sometimes bent and buckled; these subsequently came to be known as "dentos." Along with painting, Bengston has also created watercolors, ceramics, and furniture. He was also one of the artists selected by Carol and Roy Doumani to design their home.

Bengston first visited Hawaii in 1974, and after several subsequent trips, established a second studio there in 1979. The work Bengston created in the following years was characterized by the use of tropical colors and representational images of running figures, airplanes, and the moon. In 1988, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston organized a retrospective entitled "Billy Al Bengston: Paintings of Three Decades," which traveled to the Oakland Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Contemporary Museum of Art, Honolulu. Bengston also completed several years as an art instructor and lecturer at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and The University of California at Los Angeles. Bengston continues to create and exhibit new work.
Related Material:
Found in the Archives of American Art are oral history interviews with Bengston conducted by Susan Larsen, September 9, 1980, and Susan Ford Morgan, August 2-October 7, 2002. Also found are portraits of Bengston in the Photographs of artists taken by Mimi Jacobs collection, and a rare copy of the book Business Cards by Bengston and Ed Ruscha in the Wallace Berman papers.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Billy Al Bengston in 1990.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- California  Search this
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Citation:
Billy Al Bengston papers, circa 1940s-1989 (bulk 1960-1988). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bengbill
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bengbill

Watson/de Nagy & Company gallery records

Creator:
Watson/de Nagy & Company (Gallery: Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Names:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery Texas Inc  Search this
Boxer, Stanley  Search this
Caro, Anthony, 1924-  Search this
Darby, Walter  Search this
De Nagy, Tibor, 1908-1993  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel, 1915-1994  Search this
Goodnough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Greenleaf, Kenneth Lee, 1945-  Search this
Hughto, Darryl, 1943-  Search this
Moses, Forrest, 1934-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Staley, Earl, 1938-  Search this
Watson, Marvin  Search this
Watson, Marvin  Search this
Willour, Clint  Search this
Extent:
14 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1972-1984
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; business records; photographs; and gallery files.
REELS 1437-1442: Correspondence and business records include priced lists for works of art, and tax records, 1972-1979. Correspondents include: Ken Greenleaf, Walter Darby, Robert Goodnough, Anthony Caro, and Forrest Moses.
REELS 1484-1488: Artists' files, 1972-1979, containing biographical information; business correspondence; priced lists of works of art; and printed matter.
Artists include Jane Allensworth, John Altoon, Walter Bannard, Nell Blaine, David Bolduc, Frank Bowling, Ken Bowman, Stanley Boxer, Lawrence Brown, Anthony Caro, Dan Christensen, Robert Cole, Stephanie K. Cole, Pat Colville, Rochella Cooper, E. E. Cummings,Bruce Cunningham, Gene Davis, Thomas Downing, Friedel Dzubas, Frank Faulkner, Chuck Forsman, Paul Fournier, Sherron L. Francis, Jane Freilicher, Erik Gamble, Maurice Golubov, Robert Goodnough, K. M. Graham, Ken Greenleaf, Red Grooms, David Hare, Tom Holland, Sandria Hu, Andrew Hudson, Darryl Hughto, Richard Johnson, Otis Jones, Wayne Kimball, Joyce Kozloff, Leonard Lehrer, Robert Levers, Mary McLeary, Vincent Mariani, Forrest Moses, Robert Motherwell, Stephen Mueller, Lowell Nesbitt, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Basilios Poulos, Janis Provisor, Archie Rand, Harold Reddicliffe, Peter Reginato, Dan Rizzie, Tony Robbin, Reginald Rowe, Laura Russell, Tom Sayre, Sam Scott, Paul Sloggett, Daniel Solomon, Michael Steiner, Robert Tiemann, Sidney Tillum, Horatio Torres, Robert Utterback, Neil Welliver, Mark Williams, Dadi Wirz, and Ben Woitena. Also included are ex-artists Wayne Amedee,David Budd, Rosemarie Castoro, Robert Dash, Carl Gliko, Jacqueline Gourevitch, Gilah Hirsch, Ian Hornak, Rafael Mahdavi, and Larry Poons.
REEL 1489: Photographs of artists and art work from the artists' files, 1972-1979.
REELS 3366-3367: Gallery files on artist Earl Staley containing correspondence, 1980-1984, of Marvin Watson and Clint Willour of Watson/de Nagy & Company with Staley, the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Western States Arts Foundation, Santa Fe, and others; illustrated postcards, 1981-1983, from Staley to Watson; a checklist of Staley's exhibition FIVE TEXANS IN VENICE, 1984; lists of Staley's paintings; clippings and magazine articles; exhibition announcements and photocopies of catalogs; and newsletters and press releases. [Microfilm label: Earl Staley papers.]
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Houston, Tex. Prior to ca. 1976, Watson/de Nagy & Company was known as Tibor de Nagy Gallery Texas, Inc. - a branch of Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York. After 1985 it was known as the Watson Gallery.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1979 & 1984 by Marvin Watson, owner of the gallery. Microfilmed as part of Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Identifier:
AAA.watsnagy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-watsnagy

Margaret Webb Dreyer papers

Creator:
Dreyer, Margaret Webb, 1911-1976  Search this
Names:
Dreyer Galleries (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
[ca. 1948-1979]
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information; correspondence; printed materials including clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, articles in the HOUSTON REVIEW by Martin Dreyer, "The Way We Were: Houston's Culture in the 1940's" and "Portrait of a Houston Artist: An Interview with Margaret Webb Dreyer"; Dreyer Galleries file, 1962-1975; and personal photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and art dealer; Houston, Tex.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Thorne Dreyer, son of Margaret Dreyer.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Identifier:
AAA.dreymarg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dreymarg

Thomas V. Robinson Fine Arts Gallery records

Creator:
Thomas V. Robinson Fine Arts Gallery (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Names:
Robinson, Thomas V., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
3 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
[ca. 1977-1983]
Scope and Contents:
Artists' files containing correspondence, price lists, exhibition announcements, publications and clippings; and general files containing photographs, sales receipts, correspondence with galleries, and miscellany.
Artists' files include Eric Anderson, Michael and Penny Arntz, Frank Barton, T. H. Benton, Helen Bickham, John Dawson, Heather P. Edwards, Louis Efstathiou, Edward S. Faiers, Barclay Ferguson, Don Foster, Frank and Eleanor Freed, Haskell E. Ivy, Mary F. Judge, Elizabeth Leitner, Paul McGaughy regarding Ben Woitena and others, Gregory Palmer, Alexander Proctor, Frank Ribelin, Reginald Rowe, Ben Shahn, Emma de Sigaldi, Norman Singer, Michael John Smith, Ary Stillman, Paul Suttman, Rufino Tamayo, A. M. van Fossen, John Walker,, Travis Whitfield, Ben Woitena, Charles Umlauf, and Judy Youens.
General files include Robinson Graphics: U. S. Olympic Editions 1976, Proposals, Publicity, Art layout, Robinson Gallery publications, Amarillo Art Center Association exhibition, "Genesis, the 1960s", Art in Public Places,Artists (general), Gallery Uno, May 1980 exhibition: Barnett, Elliott, and Patrick, Introductions, KLEF radio program advertisement file, Lithographic workshops, McAllen International Museum, Midtown Art Center, Houston, Perception Galleries, Taller de Graphica, Photographs, people, Kwaku, photograph file, Photography of art work, Resumes, William Rimmer 1816-1879,Peter Rose Gallery, Rosewood Hotels Inc., Wunderlich and Co. Gallery, Sabinal, Publishers of Fine Art, Gallery sales receipts, Miscellany, Advertising, Affidavits, and Instituto Allende/ James Pinto and group show.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Houston, Tex. Deals primarily in 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Thomas V. Robinson, founder, owner and director of the gallery.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Identifier:
AAA.thomv
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thomv

William Graham and Graham Gallery papers

Creator:
Graham Gallery  Search this
Names:
Graham, William Andrew, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
2 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1969-1984
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; photographs; and scrapbooks.
REEL 3294: Two scrapbooks containing photographs of works of art, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and clippings about artists affiliated with the gallery.
REEL 3298: Letters to Graham from Robert Dash, Marilyn Fischbach, and others; and photographs, including pictures of Graham and some of the artists affiliated with the Graham Gallery; and photographs of works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
The Graham Gallery (est. 1981- closed 1992) was an art gallery in Houston, Texas owned by William A. Graham (1939-1992).
Related Materials:
The Graham Gallery/ William A. Graham Archives located at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Archives.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1984 by William A. Graham, owner and founder of the Graham Gallery.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Reel 3298: ACCESS RESTRICTED: written permission required.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Identifier:
AAA.grahgall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grahgall

Objects Gallery records

Creator:
Objects Gallery (San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Names:
Bozzini, Caroline Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 220 items (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Scrapbooks
Date:
1979-1982
Scope and Contents:
A resume of the gallery director, Caroline Lee Bozzini; four letters received; photographs of Bozzini and the gallery; printed material, including clippings, exhibition invitations and catalogs; and three scrapbooks, containing catalogs, clippings and photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Commercial art gallery; San Antonio, Tex. Under the directorship of Caroline Lee Bozzini, the gallery exhibited arts and crafts of the southwest, as well as Central America.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1982 by Caroline Lee Bozzini.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Gallery directors -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- San Antonio
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.objegall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-objegall

Charlton Art Gallery records

Creator:
Charlton Art Gallery  Search this
Extent:
1 microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1977-1982
Scope and Contents:
Newspaper and magazine clippings relating to exhibitions at the Gallery; a press release for the exhibition SITE SPECIFIC: SAN ANTONIO, Charlton Gallery, 1982; and bulletins published by the Arts Council of San Antonio, 1978-1979.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; San Antonio, Texas. Established 1977 by Anne Alexander, President of the gallery.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming 1982 by Anne Alexander.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- San Antonio
Identifier:
AAA.charart
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-charart

Hooks-Epstein Galleries records

Creator:
Hooks-Epstein Galleries  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1981
Scope and Contents:
Files and 2 scrapbooks on exhibitions of artists Peter Chinni, Peter Paone, Sherry Sullivan, Zolita Sverdlove, Lee Waisler and others, containing resumes, correspondence, catalogs, press releases, and clippings; photographs of exhibition installations; exhibition price lists; and miscellany. Also included are exhibition catalogs, a newspaper clipping; and a list of exhibitions.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Houston, Tex.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1981 by Geri and Charles Hooks, except for catalogs, clipping and list which were donated. Microfilmed as part of AAA's Texas Documentation 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:
Artists  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Identifier:
AAA.hookepsg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hookepsg

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