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Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972

Creator:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Huxley, Aldous  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Smith, Hassel  Search this
Weston, Brett  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Campbell, Charles  Search this
Bransom, Paul  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Hirsch, Hy  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Johnson, Robert E. (Robert Emory)  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
McNeil, George  Search this
Post, George  Search this
Hobbs, Fredric  Search this
Schevill, James Erwin  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Citation:
Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Photography, Artistic -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6780
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208906
AAA_collcode_bowdharr
Theme:
Photography
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Artists' Gallery records

Creator:
Artists' Gallery (New York, N.Y)  Search this
Names:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Altoon, John, 1925-  Search this
Baizerman, Eugenie, 1899-1949  Search this
Baizerman, Saul, 1889-1957  Search this
Barrer-Russell, Gertrude  Search this
Beer-Monti, Federica, b. 1876  Search this
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Chafetz, Sidney  Search this
Feldman, Walter, 1925-2017  Search this
Fromboluti, Sideo, 1921-  Search this
Giobbi, Edward  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Grillo, John, 1917-  Search this
Johnson, Lester, 1919-2010  Search this
Kaldis, Aristodimos, 1899-1979  Search this
Kruger, Louise, 1924-  Search this
Leepa, Allen, 1919-2009  Search this
Loberg, Robert Warren, 1927-1999  Search this
Margo, Boris, 1902-1995  Search this
Margules, De Hirsh, 1899-1965  Search this
Meert, Joseph, 1905-1989  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Stix, Hugh  Search this
Tofel, Jennings, 1891-1959  Search this
Weissauer, Rudolf, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
6.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1967
Summary:
The Artists' Gallery records measure 6.6 linear feet and date from 1929 to 1967. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through adminstrative records, artist files, exhibition files, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The Artists' Gallery records measure 6.6 linear feet and date from 1929 to 1967. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through adminstrative records, artist files, exhibition files, and printed material.

Administrative records include correspondence, gallery daybooks, inventories, meeting minutes of the gallery's board of directors, and two essay drafts; financial records consist of accounting books, sales records, receipts, invoices, payments, and a ledger; and museum and gallery files include papers and correspondence related to exhibitions, loans of artwork, and shipments of artwork. Several photographs of staff, artists, and the gallery interior are found here as well.

Artist files include biographical information and correspondence between artists, Federica Beer-Monti, and Hugh Stix concerning exhibitions, artwork shipments, prices, and some personal matters. Some files also include photographs, exhibition catalogs and announcements, newspaper clippings, artist books, and price lists.

Exhibition files include price lists, correspondence, drafts of publicity material, visitor guestbooks, and lists of exhibitions and exhibiting artists. Printed material includes Artists' Gallery's brochures, flyers, and other mailings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, as well as gallery scrapbooks comprised of exhibition ephemera, newspaper clippings, and some photographs; an essay published by gallery founder Hugh Stix; exhibition material, newsletters, and miscellaneous publications from other museums and galleries; and books on artists Henri Gaudier and Beauford Delaney.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as four series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1936-1965 (Box 1-2, 7; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Artist Files, 1929-1967, bulk 1936-1962 (Box 2-4, 7-8; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1936-1962 (Box 4, 7, OV 9; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1931-1967 (Box 5-7; 2.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
The Artists' Gallery was established by Hugh Stix in 1936 in New York City. The goal of this non-profit gallery was to provide unknown or little-known artists a space to exhibit their work to gain public notoriety or be taken up by a commercial gallery. Stix hired Federica Beer-Monti, an Austrian socialite who was friends and acquaintances with many European artists, as director of the gallery. The painters and sculptors exhibited by the Artists' Gallery were voted on and selected by a rotating committee. Exhibitions were given without charge to the artist, and artists received the entire sale price of their work if sold. Some notable artists who exhibited at the Artists' Gallery included Josef Albers, Saul and Eugenie Baizerman, Byron Browne, Louis Eilshemius, Ben-Zion, Aristodemos Kaldis, De Hirsh Margules, and Hans Boehler. The gallery discontinued operations in the summer of 1962.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel N737. Included are six letters, 1938-1939, from artist Louis M. Eilshemius to gallery director Federica Beer-Monti. Loaned materials were returned to the donor and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Artists' Gallery records were donated and lent for microfilming in several installments from 1967 to 1998. Material on reels D313 and 79 were donated from 1967 to 1968 by Federica Beer-Monti; and she lent the Louis M. Eilshemius letters on reel N737 in 1968. The unmicrofilmed portion was donated in 1974 by Beer-Monti's niece, Greta Shapiro, who also lent the logbooks on reel 1042 for microfilming in 1976. In 1998, Shapiro's widower, Aaron, donated the material lent on reel 1042.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Topic:
Art -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Function:
Art galleries -- New York (State) -- New York
Citation:
Artists' Gallery Records, 1929-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artigall
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw950d5668a-2076-4aaa-9769-3b5e9bbb7093
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artigall

Harry Bowden papers

Creator:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Bransom, Paul, 1885-  Search this
Campbell, Charles, 1905-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Hirsch, Hy  Search this
Hobbs, Fredric  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963  Search this
Johnson, Robert E. (Robert Emory), 1932-  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
McNeil, George, 1908-1995  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Post, George, 1906-1997  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Schevill, James Erwin, 1920-  Search this
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Weston, Brett  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1922-1972
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, writings, sketches, drawings, paintings, and printed material.
REELS 1880-1882: Extensive correspondence with Bowden's wife, Lois; letters from Paul Bransom, Imogen Cunningham, Hi Hirsch, Hans Hofmann, Robert Johnson, George McNeil, George Post, James Schevill, Hassel Smith, Brett Weston, and Edward Weston; notes and writings on photography and art; sketches, drawings, and paintings; business papers and business correspondence from museum and gallery directors including Edward Steichen, Fred Hobbs, Charles Campbell, Minor White, and others; catalogs, clippings, and other printed materials.
REEL 1885: Ca. 500 photographs, mostly by Bowden, including photos of George Abend, Al and Frances Bernstein, Richard and Pat Bowman, M. Carles, Walter Chabrow, Imogen Cunningham, Willem de Kooning, Vic and Jeanne Di Suvero, Loyola and Ed Fourtane, Mrs. Gibson, Grabhorn, Robinson Jeffers, Aristodemos Kaldis, Lee Krasner, Darius Milhaud, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Phylis and Bob Pauey, Jackson Pollock's studio, Otis Oldfield, George Post, Kenneth Price, Ad Reinhardt, Kenneth Rexroth, Serge Trubach, Edward and Brett Weston, Yvor Winters, Wilfred Zogbaum, and Aldous Huxley. Also included are photographs Bowden, Bowden's family, his wife, Lois, nudes, his works, and exhibits.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and photographer; San Francisco, California. Studied with Hans Hofmann; founding member of the American Abstract Artists and was associated with the Artists' Gallery; photography influenced by Edward Weston.
Provenance:
Lois Bowden, Harry Bowden's widow, donated the greater part of this collection to the Archives of American Art via Charles Campbell of the Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, Calif. Mr. Campbell subsequently donated 28 additional photographs.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Photography, Artistic -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bowdharr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw971f420b7-0757-46d2-a6bd-881c34e604e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bowdharr

Ad Reinhardt

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1959 Oct.
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Ad Reinhardt, 1959 Oct.. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10137
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Willem de Kooning's studio

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1946
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Willem de Kooning's studio, ca. 1946. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12980
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Willem de Kooning's studio

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1946
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Willem de Kooning's studio, ca. 1946. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12981
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Willem de Kooning's studio

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1946
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Willem de Kooning's studio, ca. 1946. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12982
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Gouache on paper titled Suggestion for a Mural

Creator:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1936
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Gouache on paper titled Suggestion for a Mural, circa 1936. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22289
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22289

Gouache on paper titled Study for Williamsburg Mural

Creator:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1936
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Gouache on paper titled Study for Williamsburg Mural, circa 1936. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22290
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22290

Photograph of Lee Mullican, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Luchita Hurtado, and Jacqueline Johnson in the San Francisco home of Onslow-Ford and Johnson

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
Hurtado, Luchita  Search this
Mullican, Lee  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1951
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Photograph of Lee Mullican, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Luchita Hurtado, and Jacqueline Johnson in the San Francisco home of Onslow-Ford and Johnson, circa 1951. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22859
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Archives of American Art
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George Abend

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
8 May 1948
Citation:
Harry Bowden. George Abend, 8 May 1948. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4819
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Archives of American Art
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Al and Frances Bernstein with friends

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1957
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Al and Frances Bernstein with friends, 1957. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4820
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Al and Frances Bernstein in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
Bernstein, Al  Search this
Bernstein, Frances  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Versailles, France
Date:
1957
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Al and Frances Bernstein in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles., 1957. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4821
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4821

Frances Bernstein

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
Bernstein, Frances  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Paris, France
Date:
1957
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Frances Bernstein, 1957. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4822
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Archives of American Art
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Richard and Pat Bowman

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
Bowman, Patricia  Search this
Bowman, Richard  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
17 June 1964
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Richard and Pat Bowman, 17 June 1964. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4823
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Archives of American Art
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Mercedes Carles

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1929
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Mercedes Carles, ca. 1929. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4824
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Archives of American Art
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Walter Chabrow

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
Chabrow, Walter  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Sausalito, Calif.
Date:
Apr. 1944
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Walter Chabrow, Apr. 1944. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4825
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Imogen Cunningham

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
San Francisco, Calif.
Date:
29 June 1955
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Imogen Cunningham, 29 June 1955. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4826
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Imogen Cunningham

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1955
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Imogen Cunningham, 1955. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4827
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4827

Willem de Kooning

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1946 Apr
Citation:
Harry Bowden. Willem de Kooning, 1946 Apr. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4828
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Archives of American Art
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