An interview with Kathan Brown conducted 2017 December 15 and 18, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art, at Brown's office at Crown Point Press, in San Francisco, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Kathan Brown (1935- ) is a printmaker, writer, and founder of Crown Point Press in San Francisco, California. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a writer and editor in San Francisco, California.
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.
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Funding for this interview was provided by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.
The records of the Nancy Drysdale Gallery measure 9.0 linear feet and span the years 1971 to 1996. The bulk of the collection comprises artist files that document the gallery's relations with 67 artists, many of whom were represented by the gallery.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection measures 9.0 linear feet and dates from 1971 to 1996. The bulk of the collection comprises artist files that document the gallery's relationships with 67 artists, many of whom were represented, or whose work was handled by, the gallery. In addition to artist files, the collection contains exhibition files, printed material, and publishers files.
The collection is arranged as four series reflecting the original arrangement imposed by the Gallery.
Series 1: Group Exhibition Files, 1978-1994 (Box 1, 0.5 linear ft.)
Series 2: Fine Art Publishers Files, 1972-1995 (Boxes 1-2, 1.5 linear ft.)
Series 3: Artist Files, 1971-1996 (Boxes 2-9, 7 linear ft.)
Series 4: Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1993-1994 (Box 9, 1 folder)
When colleague Max Protech moved to New York City in 1976, his gallery at 2151 P Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., became the Protech-McIntosh Gallery under his successor, Cincinnati dealer, Nancy McIntosh Drysdale. Drysdale then moved the gallery to 406 7th Street, N.W., and changed the name to the McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery. Several years later, Drysdale vacated the 7th Street address and operated as a private dealer before opening the Nancy Drysdale Gallery at 2103 O Street, N.W., in 1991.
The records of the Nancy Drysdale Gallery were donated to the Archives of American Art by Nancy Drysdale in 1997.
The collection is open for resesarch. Use requires an appointment.
The Nancy Drysdale 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.
The Crown Point Press records measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1962-2018. Included are artists' files, printed material, and DVDs of lectures by Kathan Brown.
Biographical / Historical:
Crown Point Press (1962- ) is a workshop and print studio specializing in intaglio print making in San Francisco, California. Crown Point Press was founded by Kathan Brown in Richmond, California. It moved to Berkeley and then Oakland before settling in 1986 in San Francisco.
Donated 2018 by Crown Point Press via Kathan Brown, founder. Additional printed material donated 2019 by Crown Point Press via Sasha Baguskas, Editor and Publications Coordinator.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
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