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An installation photograph of the Purism exhibition at the David Herbert Gallery

Photographer:
Baker, Oliver  Search this
Baker, Oliver  Search this
Subject:
David Herbert Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1961 October 2-28
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13901
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David Herbert papers, circa 1909-1996, bulk 1945-1995
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with V. V. Rankine, 1990 Mar. 2-22

Interviewee:
Rankine, V. V., 1920-2004  Search this
Rankine, V. V., 1920-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza, 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Bader, Franz  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Davis, Gene  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Denney, Alice  Search this
Dorrance, Nesta  Search this
Duncan, Augustin  Search this
Downing, Thomas  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster)  Search this
Gabo, Naum  Search this
Gilliam, Sam  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Gorky, Agnes  Search this
Graham, John  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Halle, Kay  Search this
Hare, David  Search this
Helburn, Theresa  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Kennedy, Kit  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Kinney, Gilbert H.  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram  Search this
Leopold, Richard  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
Magruder, Esther  Search this
Merrill, Kevin  Search this
Nelson, Wretha  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Newman, Bonnie  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée  Search this
Pace, Stephen  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Penn, Arthur  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Renault, Jean  Search this
Richman, Robert  Search this
Russo, Alexander  Search this
Sheridan, Walt  Search this
Sherman, Saul  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Thomas, Dylan  Search this
Truitt, Anne  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Yektai, Manoucher  Search this
Youngerman, Jack  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Arts  Search this
Jefferson Place Gallery  Search this
David Herbert Gallery  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12937
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213467
AAA_collcode_rankin90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213467
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David Herbert papers, circa 1909-1996, bulk 1945-1995

Creator:
Herbert, David, 1920-1995  Search this
Herbert, David, 1920-1995  Search this
Subject:
Kline, Franz  Search this
Berman, Aaron  Search this
Blaszko, Martin  Search this
Lukin, Sven  Search this
Andrade, Jaime  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Blum, Irving  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Carrington, Leona  Search this
Merck, Josephine  Search this
Cotsen, Lloyd E.  Search this
McKelvy, Douglas  Search this
Carsman, Jon  Search this
Draper, William F.  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso  Search this
Negret, Edgar  Search this
Feigen, Richard L.  Search this
Sorel, Paul  Search this
Fraser, Robert  Search this
Hoffman, Martin  Search this
Smith, Leon Polk  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Padovano, Anthony  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth  Search this
Ramirez, Eduardo  Search this
David Herbert Gallery  Search this
Graham Gallery  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Robert Fraser Gallery  Search this
Sidney Janis Gallery  Search this
Stewart Neill Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Greece -- description and travel
Ecuador -- description and travel
Puerto Rico -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Iwo Jima (Japan)
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
The Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6259
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216588
AAA_collcode_herbdavi
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216588
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David Herbert Gallery Financial Statements

Collection Creator:
Herbert, David, 1920-1995  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 28-29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1963
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
David Herbert papers, circa 1909-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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David Herbert papers
David Herbert papers / Series 7: Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-herbdavi-ref158

Exhibition Files

Collection Creator:
Herbert, David, 1920-1995  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet (Box 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1963
Scope and Contents:
This series documents exhibitions at the David Herbert Gallery, primarily through installation shots, catalogs, and scattered news clippings.

There is also a file documenting Herbert's ideas for combining lyrical art with examples from lyric poetry, inspired by an exhibition at the American Federation of Arts.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
David Herbert papers, circa 1909-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.herbdavi, Series 5
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David Herbert papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-herbdavi-ref19

Business Records

Collection Creator:
Herbert, David, 1920-1995  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Box 4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950s-1992
Scope and Contents:
Records relating to the operation of the David Herbert Gallery, and to Herbert's business activities as a dealer before and after his gallery closed in 1962, are somewhat interwoven. They include lists of artwork consigned to and from Herbert; Herbert's business plans, stated objectives, and projected and actual sales for individual artists spanning several years; records of consignments, sales, and loans; and draft contracts, possibly used in drawing up agreements with Douglas McKelvy, Richard Feigen, Stewart Neill Gallery, and others. There is also a series of financial statements from the David Herbert Gallery comprising the contents of a binder with numerically arranged statements recording artwork sold, payments, and totals due to the artist and/or gallery.

Records relating to Betty Parsons Gallery comprise a cash book labeled "Betty Parsons Gallery Sales," noting sales information for 1952-1953. The bulk of the book, however, appears to document sales which Herbert recorded for Sidney Janis Gallery, as figures extend from 1953-1959. The book also notes client names and addresses, exhibition schedules from 1953-1958, and other gallery expenses. The Betty Parsons Gallery material includes transcripts of a 1951 radio interview with Parsons, and a 1952 panel discussion in which Parsons defends the controversial art she exhibited in her gallery.

Sales records for Graham Gallery include name and address of purchaser, title and description of artwork, purchase price, and purchase order number. Commissions are recorded in the form of handwritten lists with artist names, prices, and commission percentages, and primarily document commissions from the Graham Gallery, including gallery check stubs recording transactions.

Also found is the 1959 memorandum of understanding between Herbert and Douglas McKelvy, and related documentation, including a letter stating McKelvy's decision to withdraw from the partnership in 1962; records of two appraisals done by Herbert for Robert V. Cosel, Jr., and Mrs. George Darr; a handwritten list of items in the "David Herbert Collection;" and a draft of a will in which Herbert bequeathed his personal art collection and other possessions to Jaime Andrade.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
David Herbert papers, circa 1909-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.herbdavi, Series 7
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David Herbert papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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David Herbert Gallery

Collection Creator:
Catlin, Stanton L. , 1915-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 30, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1961
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Stanton L. Catlin papers, 1911-1998, bulk 1930-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Stanton L. Catlin papers
Stanton L. Catlin papers / Series 7: Research and Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-catlstan-ref1167

Oral history interview with V. V. Rankine

Interviewee:
Rankine, V. V., 1920-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Names:
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
David Herbert Gallery  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Arts (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Jefferson Place Gallery  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Bader, Franz, 1903-1994  Search this
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Denney, Alice  Search this
Dorrance, Nesta  Search this
Downing, Thomas, 1928-1985  Search this
Duncan, Augustin  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983  Search this
Gabo, Naum, 1890-1977  Search this
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-  Search this
Gorky, Agnes  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Graham, John, 1887-1961  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Halle, Kay  Search this
Hare, David, 1917-1992  Search this
Helburn, Theresa, 1887-1959  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995  Search this
Kennedy, Kit  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Kinney, Gilbert H.  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Leopold, Richard  Search this
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962  Search this
Magruder, Esther  Search this
Merrill, Kevin  Search this
Nelson, Wretha  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Newman, Bonnie  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée, 1886-1966  Search this
Pace, Stephen, 1918-2010  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Penn, Arthur, 1922-  Search this
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Renault, Jean  Search this
Richman, Robert  Search this
Russo, Alexander  Search this
Sheridan, Walt  Search this
Sherman, Saul  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016  Search this
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953  Search this
Truitt, Anne, 1921-2004  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Yektai, Manoucher, 1922-  Search this
Youngerman, Jack, 1926-2020  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 Mar. 2-22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of V. V. Rankine conducted 1990 Mar. 2-22, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Rankine discusses the evolution of her nickname, V.V.; discovering her dyslexia; growing up in Boston; auditioning for a part in, "The Philadelphia Story"; her art studies with Amedee Ozenfant from 1944 to 1946; her studies at Black Mountain College with Josef Albers and Willem De Kooning in 1947; her friendship with Morris Louis and watching him work; living with her brother-in-law Arshile Gorky, in New York City; her first one-woman show at the David Herbert Gallery in New York in 1962; exhibiting at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York and at the Jefferson Place Gallery in Washington, D.C.; Robert Richman and the Institute of Contemporary Arts; the relationship between her painting and her sculpture; favorite shapes and materials; and her summer home in East Hampton and artist friends there. Rankine also recalls Robert Rauschenberg, Jack Youngerman, Manoucher Yektai, Betty Parsons, Ibram Lassaw, Buckminster Fuller, Elaine De Kooning, Arthur Penn, Richard Leopold, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Ken Noland, Morris Louis, Ray Johnson, Kenneth Snelson, David Hare, Frederick Kiesler, Raphael Soyer, Moses Soyer, Jean Renault, Agnes Gorky, Esther Magruder, James Johnson Sweeney, Jim Brooks, John Graham, Phillip Guston, Duncan Phillips, Theresa Helburn, Augustine Duncan, Tom Downing, Gene Davis, Alice Denney, Nesta Dorrance, Kevin Merrill, Sam Gilliam, Dylan Thomas, Kay Halle, Kit Kennedy, Naum Gabo, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Anne Truitt, Wretha Nelson, Franz Bader, Louise Nevelson, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Bonnie Newman, Alexander Russo, Walt Sheridan, Gilbert Kinney, Saul Sherman, Steve Pace, Lee Krasner, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
V.V. Rankine (1920-2004) was a painter and sculptor from Washington, D.C. Variable forms of the artist's name are notably E. R. (Elvine Richard) Rankine, Vivian Scott Rankine, and her married name, Mrs. Paul Scott.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 53 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rankin90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rankin90

David Herbert papers

Creator:
Herbert, David, 1920-1995  Search this
Names:
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
David Herbert Gallery  Search this
Graham Gallery  Search this
Robert Fraser Gallery  Search this
Sidney Janis Gallery  Search this
Stewart Neill Gallery  Search this
Andrade, Jaime, 1931-  Search this
Berman, Aaron  Search this
Blaszko, Martin, 1920-  Search this
Blum, Irving, 1930-  Search this
Carrington, Leona  Search this
Carsman, Jon, 1944-  Search this
Cotsen, Lloyd E.  Search this
Draper, William F., 1912-  Search this
Feigen, Richard L., 1930-  Search this
Fraser, Robert  Search this
Hoffman, Martin  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923-  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Lukin, Sven  Search this
McKelvy, Douglas  Search this
Merck, Josephine  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Negret, Edgar, 1920-2012  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990  Search this
Padovano, Anthony  Search this
Ramirez, Eduardo  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne, 1903-  Search this
Smith, Leon Polk, 1906-1996  Search this
Sorel, Paul  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Extent:
5.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Greece -- description and travel
Ecuador -- Description and Travel
Puerto Rico -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Iwo Jima (Japan)
Date:
circa 1909-1996
bulk 1945-1995
Summary:
The papers of New York gallery owner and art dealer David Herbert measure 5.8 linear feet and date from circa 1909-1996, with the bulk of the material dating from 1945-1995. Herbert's papers document his years working for Betty Parsons Gallery, Sidney Janis Gallery, Graham Gallery, and others; the operation of the David Herbert Gallery from 1959-1962; Herbert's partnerships and agreements with Richard Feigen and others; and his activities as an independent dealer. Records include biographical material, correspondence, notebooks, subject files, artist files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York gallery owner and art dealer David Herbert measure 5.8 linear feet and date from circa 1909-1996, with the bulk of the material dating from 1945-1995. Herbert's papers document his years working for Betty Parsons Gallery, Sidney Janis Gallery, Graham Gallery, and others; the operation of the David Herbert Gallery from 1959-1962; Herbert's partnerships and agreements with Richard Feigen and others; and his activities as an independent dealer. Records include biographical material, correspondence, notebooks, subject files, artist files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical material includes address books and calendars, educational records, records of Herbert's military service in the United States Naval Construction Battalion in Japan, and resume's charting his career.

Correspondence is with Herbert's parents, friends, business colleagues, and artists. It includes documentation of Herbert's partnership with Richard Feigen, and his cooperative work with Irving Blum and Walter Hopps of Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, and Robert Fraser in London. Also documented are Herbert's relationship with Jaime Andrade and Andrade's family, and a lawsuit Herbert brought against Aaron Berman relating to the ownership of an Ellsworth Kelly drawing. There are scattered letters and postcards from artists and collectors, including Martin Blaszko, Lloyd Cotsen, Martin Hoffman, Ray Johnson, Josephine Merck, Alfonso Ossorio, Paul Sorel, and Clyfford Still.

Notebooks provide brief notes on Herbert's day-to-day business dealings. Subject files, consisting primarily of printed material, document Herbert's interests in several art world figures, subjects such as ancient art, and travel to locations such as Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and Greece.

Exhibition files include installation shots and catalogs for many of the exhibitions held at the David Herbert Gallery between 1959 and 1962.

Artist files document Herbert's interest in individual artists, such as William Draper, Ellsworth Kelly, Franz Kline, Sven Lukin, Edgar Negret, Louise Nevelson, Anthony Padovano, Eduardo Ramirez, and Jeanne Reynal, through printed material, photographs of artwork, scattered artist letters, and sales documentation.

Business records document the financial details and overall goals of Herbert's various business ventures. There is a sales book for Betty Parsons Gallery and Sidney Janis Gallery; Herbert's appraisal, consignment, commission, sales, and loan records; Herbert's business plans and projections; financial statements from the David Herbert Gallery; sales records for Graham Gallery; and records of Herbert's partnership with Douglas McKelvy.

Printed material includes announcements and catalogs from galleries Herbert worked for or collaborated with, including Graham Gallery, Betty Parsons Gallery, Feigen/Herbert Gallery, Stewart Neill Gallery, and Robert Fraser Gallery. Also found are obituaries and other new clippings of interest to Herbert.

Photographs are of Herbert, family members, and friends and colleagues, including his companion, Jaime Andrade, Leona Carrington, William Draper, Jon Carsman, Hans Namuth, and Leon Polk Smith. Many are color snapshots collected in two photographs albums. Also found are photographs taken in Japan and Iwo Jima in 1945-1946 of street scenes, Naval Construction Battalion facilities, and Herbert's army colleagues and friends.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1920-circa 1995 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1942-1996 (1 linear foot; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Notebooks, circa 1950s-circa 1995 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1950s-1992 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1959-1963 (0.25 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Artist Files, 1950s-1993 (0.75 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 7: Business Records, 1950s-1992 (0.6 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1949-circa 1995 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 5-7)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1909-circa 1990 (0.4 linear feet; Box 7)
Biographical / Historical:
New York gallery owner and art dealer David Herbert (1920-1995, born David Herbert Schmerer), worked for a number of important galleries in New York, had his own eponymous gallery from 1959-1962, operated as a private dealer, and was in partnership with dealer Richard Feigen from 1962-1964.

Herbert served in the United States Naval Construction Battalion from 1943-1946 and was posted to Japan in 1945-1946. After receiving a BA in art history from Syracuse University in 1951, he worked for Betty Parsons Gallery (1951-1953) and Sidney Janis Gallery (1953-1959), selling the work of contemporary American painters and sculptors, handling publicity, and installing exhibitions.

Herbert forged strong connections with artists and collectors alike, and was instrumental in launching the careers of a number of important artists. One such artist was Ellsworth Kelly, whom he recommended to Parsons, triggering Kelly's New York career. He opened the David Herbert Gallery in 1959, with investment from Douglas McKelvy, promoting the works of artists including Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, and Louise Nevelson, to leading collectors and museums.

Herbert often worked in cooperation with colleagues Irving Blum and Walter Hobbs in Los Angeles, and Robert Fraser in London. After closing his gallery in 1962, Herbert entered a partnership with dealer Richand Feigen, operating the Feigen/Herbert Gallery from 1962-1964. From 1964-1969 he worked as a private dealer specializing in twentieth century works of art and serving as a consultant to collectors, museums, artists, and corporate interests. From 1969-1975 he was Director and Art Salesman of contemporary and 19th Century American Art at Graham Gallery. Herbert subsequently continued as a private dealer from 1975 until his death.

Herbert traveled extensively, visiting museums, collectors, and galleries in England, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Hawaii, and Japan. Through Edgar Negret, whom Herbert represented, he met Jaime Andrade, who became his assistant at the Feigen/Herbert Gallery in 1963. In turn Andrade shared with Herbert an interest in pre-Columbian art and contemporary Spanish and Latin America art, hosting multiple visits to his native Ecuador by Herbert and others, including artist William Draper.

Andrade served as executor of Herbert's estate, following Herbert's death in 1995.
Provenance:
The David Herbert papers were given to the Archives of American Art by Jaime Andrade, Herbert's companion, in 1999.
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 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 -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
David Herbert papers, circa 1909-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.herbdavi
See more items in:
David Herbert papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-herbdavi
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Untitled

Artist:
Alex Katz, American, b. Brooklyn, New York, 1927  Search this
Medium:
Oil on masonite
Dimensions:
24 x 18 in. (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1959)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2672
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
American Contemporary Realism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2662d6d4b-423a-430b-b2cb-a50506118557
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2672

Untitled

Artist:
Alex Katz, American, b. Brooklyn, New York, 1927  Search this
Medium:
Oil on fiberboard
Dimensions:
20 1/8 x 23 7/8 in. (61.0 x 60.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1959)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2673
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
American Contemporary Realism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2cca983d8-8a3a-4db9-b117-9c42a22f53e0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2673

Across the Street

Artist:
Pamela Bianco, American, b. London, England, 1906–1994  Search this
Medium:
Oil and pencil on linen
Dimensions:
28 1/8 x 22 in. (71.5 x 56.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1954-1957
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.493
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py297c539d3-3815-4240-881a-d66ca17e34a1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.493

The Debut

Artist:
Pamela Bianco, American, b. London, England, 1906–1994  Search this
Medium:
Oil on linen
Dimensions:
44 x 19 7/8 in. (102.0 x 55 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1954-1961
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.494
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Fine Feathers

Artist:
Pamela Bianco, American, b. London, England, 1906–1994  Search this
Medium:
Oil and ink on canvas
Dimensions:
30 x 28 1/8 in. (76.2 x 71.3 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1957-1961
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.495
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The Day Dreamer

Artist:
Pamela Bianco, American, b. London, England, 1906–1994  Search this
Medium:
Oil and ink on plywood
Dimensions:
6 7/8 x 5 in. (17.4 x 12.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1962
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.496
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The River

Artist:
Pamela Bianco, American, b. London, England, 1906–1994  Search this
Medium:
Oil and ink on plywood
Dimensions:
19 1/2 x 4 5/8 in. (49.5 x 11.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1962
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.497
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The White Door

Artist:
Pamela Bianco, American, b. London, England, 1906–1994  Search this
Medium:
Oil and ink on wood
Dimensions:
10 x 7 3/4 in. (25.4 x 19.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1962
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.498
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Waiting

Artist:
Pamela Bianco, American, b. London, England, 1906–1994  Search this
Medium:
Oil and ink on plywood
Dimensions:
12 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. (30.7 x 15.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1962
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.499
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Young St. Christopher

Artist:
Pamela Bianco, American, b. London, England, 1906–1994  Search this
Medium:
Oil, ink, and gold leaf on plywood
Dimensions:
16 x 12 1/8 in. (40.6 x 30.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1954-1962
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.500
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Figures

Artist:
William Clutz, American, b. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1933  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
18 1/8 x 14 (46 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1960
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.936
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