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Roko Gallery records

Creator:
Roko Gallery  Search this
Names:
Rainbow Art Foundation  Search this
Ahlas, Lambro  Search this
Bernardi, Cynthia  Search this
Brierre, Murat, 1938-  Search this
Bromberg, Faith, 1919-  Search this
Burch, Claire  Search this
Calcagno, Lawrence, 1913-  Search this
Candell, Victor, 1903-1977  Search this
Clark, Claude, 1915-  Search this
Cohen, Arthur A. (Arthur Allen), 1928-1986  Search this
Cook, Mike  Search this
Dahl, Hermann  Search this
Del Deo, Salvatore, 1928-  Search this
Di Lieto, Giuseppe  Search this
Dowden, Raymond Baxter, 1905-1982  Search this
Eichel, Edward V., 1932-  Search this
England, Paul  Search this
Freilich, Ann  Search this
Freilich, Michael Leon, 1912-1975  Search this
Fritz, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Heinemann, Peter, 1931-  Search this
Heisig, Mary, 1913-  Search this
Kaiman, Charles, 1947-  Search this
Kallem, Herbert, 1909-1994  Search this
Klein, Doris, 1918-  Search this
Korn, Elizabeth P.  Search this
Levit, Herschel  Search this
Lewen, Si  Search this
Mandel, Howard, 1917-1999  Search this
Morgan, Randall, 1920-  Search this
Muray, Peggy  Search this
Parker, Anne Eaton, 1919-  Search this
Piper, Rose  Search this
Robbins, Dorothy  Search this
Rosenblum, Sadie  Search this
Sassoonian, Manu  Search this
Scheffel, Herbert  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Sugarman, George, 1912-1999  Search this
Tagliabue, John, 1923-  Search this
Virgona, Hank  Search this
Weihs, Erika  Search this
Williams, Walter, 1920-  Search this
Wunderman, Jan Darcourt, 1921-  Search this
Wunderman, Jan, 1921  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Address books
Gallery records
Exhibition catalogs
Visitors' books
Calendars
Photographs
Poems
Financial records
Scrapbooks
Date:
1929-1982
bulk 1970-1978
Summary:
The Roko Gallery records measure six linear feet and date from 1929-1982, with the bulk of the records dating from 1970-1978. Founded by Michael Leon Freilich in 1946, the records of this New York contemporary art gallery consist primarily of artists files. Also found are scattered correspondence, business and financial records, a subject file, exhibition files, seven scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs of Frielich, friends, and of artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The Roko Gallery records measure six linear feet and date from 1929-1982, with the bulk of the records from 1970-1978. Founded by Michael Leon Freilich in 1946, the records of this New York gallery consist primarily of artists' files. Also found are scattered correspondence, business and financial records, a subject file, exhibition files, disassembled scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.

The bulk of the correspondence is from the early to mid-1970s and concerns general gallery operations, sales of artwork, artists interested in exhibiting at the gallery, letters to Ann Freilich Schutz regarding Michael Freilich's death, and a handful of personal postcards from Freilich to his niece, 1952-1955. Scattered correspondence from artists Lambro Ahlas, Mike Cook, Hermann Dahl, Salvatore Del Deo, Raymond Dowden, Charles Kaiman, Peggy Muray (Mrs. Nicholas Muray), Raphael Soyer, George Sugarman, Anne Parker, Jan Wunderman, and Hank Virgona is also found. General business and financial records include calendars, address books, mailing lists, visitors' registers, receipt books, consignment agreements, invoices and receipts.

Measuring 3.5 linear feet, Artists Files comprise the bulk of the collection and contain correspondence, exhibition catalogs, clippings, original artwork, receipts, price lists, photographs, and slides of work. Among the nearly 200 artists are Murat Brierre, Faith Bromberg, Clare Burch, Lawrence Calcagno, Victor Candell, Arthur Cohen, Giuseppe Di Lieto, Edward Eichel, Ann Freilich, Dennis Fritz, Mary Heisig, Herbert Kallem, Doris Klein, Elizabeth Korn, Randall Morgan, Anne Parker, Dorothy Robbins, May Stevens, Hank Virgona, Walter Williams, and Jan Wunderman.

There is one subject file containing a proposal by the Rainbow Art Foundation. Exhibitions and Event files date from 1956-1978 and contain printed material, press releases, notes, correspondence, agreements, and a disassembled notebook containing prices and lists of works exhibited at the Roko Gallery from 1967-1978. Also found is typed and signed poetry by poet John Tagliabue. Disassembled scrapbooks contain additional printed materials regarding the gallery's solo and group exhibitions from 1947-1966. Among the many artists represented in the scrapbooks are Claude Clark, Beauford Delaney, Paul England, Peter Heinemann, Herbert Kallem, Herschel Levit, Si Lewen, Howard Mandel, Rose Piper, Sadie Rosenblum, Herbert Scheffel, Erika Weihs, Walter Williams, and Jan Wunderman.

Additional printed material includes mostly newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements, and catalogs. Material found in the collection that pre-dates the founding of the gallery consists primarily of printed material collected by Freilich.

Photographs, slides, and negatives date mostly from the 1970s and depict gallery directors Michael Leon Freilich, Cynthia Bernadini and Manu Sassoonian, and artwork.
Arrangement:
The Roko Gallery records are arranged into eight series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1936, 1952-circa late 1970s (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Business and Financial Records, circa 1956-1980 (Box 1; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Artist Files, circa 1948-1979 (Box 2-5; 3.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject Files, undated (Box 5; 1 folder)

Series 5: Exhibition and Event Files, circa 1956-1978 (Box 5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbook, circa 1947-1966 (Box 5-6; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1929-1982 (Box 6; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographic Material, 1946-circa 1970s (Box 6; 0.3 linear feet)
Historical Note:
Michael Leon Freilich (1912-1975) established the Roko Gallery in 1946 at 51 Greenwich Avenue where it remained until the mid-1950s. Over its 32 year history, the gallery featured the paintings and sculptures of young, new artists, most living in New York City, through solo exhibitions, group shows, and sales. The gallery then made a series of moves, first to 925 Madison Avenue, then to 867 Madison Avenue, and finally back to Greenwich Village at 90 East 10st Street in 1970. In 1974, Michael Freilich became ill and the daily gallery operations were taken over by artist Lloyd Lózes Goff. Freilich passed away in February 1975; Cynthia Bernardi and Manu Sassoonian bought the gallery and became co-directors in the spring of 1975. The gallery closed in 1978, leaving open an annex on 816 Broadway.
Provenance:
The Roko Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1975-1988 by Ann Freilich, sister of Michael Freilich, and Cynthia Bernardi, former director of the gallery.
Restrictions:
Use of originals 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.
Topic:
Artists -- New York (State)  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Address books
Gallery records
Exhibition catalogs
Visitors' books
Calendars
Photographs
Poems
Financial records
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Roko Gallery records, 1929-1982, bulk 1970-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rokogall
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93cf23fe6-f4fb-4f5b-9279-aadf82bfb408
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rokogall
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Josephine and Salvatore Del Deo collection relating to Provincetown artists, [ca. 1929-1970]

Creator:
Del Deo, Josephine Couch, 1925-  Search this
Del Deo, Salvatore, 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Moffett, Ross  Search this
Parr, James Wingate  Search this
Geiger, Caroline  Search this
Hensche, Henry  Search this
Malicoat, Philip  Search this
Margo, Boris  Search this
Severini, Gino  Search this
Shackelford, Shelby  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Winslow, J. Madaline  Search this
Yater, George  Search this
Front Street Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Place:
Provincetown (Mass.)
Citation:
Josephine and Salvatore Del Deo collection relating to Provincetown artists, [ca. 1929-1970]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Art Collectors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6673
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215996
AAA_collcode_deldeo
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Market
Art Collectors
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215996

Oral history interview with Salvatore Del Deo, 1977 July 13-November 3

Interviewee:
Del Deo, Salvatore, 1928-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Salvatore Del Deo, 1977 July 13-November 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12830
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211904
AAA_collcode_deldeo77
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211904
Online Media:

Edwin W. Dickinson interview

Creator:
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978  Search this
Interviewer:
Del Deo, Josephine Couch  Search this
Del Deo, Salvatore, 1928-  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape (5 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tapes
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 June 13
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Edwin W. Dickinson conducted by Josephine and Salvatore Del Deo.
Biographical / Historical:
Edwin Walter Dickinson (1891-1978) was a painter in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Dickinson studied with William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League and was a member of Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors.
Provenance:
Donor unspecified.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Wellfleet -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.dickin72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9befe74d2-b9c4-4fc6-96ac-0db70ae577ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dickin72

Josephine and Salvatore Del Deo collection relating to Provincetown artists

Collector:
Del Deo, Josephine Couch  Search this
Del Deo, Salvatore, 1928-  Search this
Names:
Front Street Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center  Search this
Geiger, Caroline  Search this
Hensche, Henry, 1901-  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Malicoat, Philip, 1908-1981  Search this
Margo, Boris, 1902-1995  Search this
Moffett, Ross  Search this
Parr, James Wingate, 1923-1969  Search this
Severini, Gino, 1883-1966  Search this
Shackelford, Shelby  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Winslow, J. Madaline  Search this
Photographer:
Yater, George, 1910-1993  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Place:
Provincetown (Mass.)
Date:
[ca. 1929-1970]
Scope and Contents:
Material collected or kept by the Del Deo's relating to Provincetown art and artists, including Ross Moffet, Karl Knaths, James Wingate Parr, J. Madaline Winslow, Front Street Gallery, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Center (FAWC).
Material pertaining to painter Ross Moffett includes photographs of his family and its farm in Iowa; photographs of Moffett's paintings and drawings; photographs of Moffett's work taken by George Yater; material pertaining to Moffett's lecture "Three Dimensional Organization in Painting"; translations from a publication by Gino Severini; and drawings of Moffett by Shelby Shackelford.
Knaths material consists of two sketchbooks, one with occassional notes (1929) and one, ca. 1952; the sketches are figure and landscape compositions in Knath's characteristic cubist style. Parr material consists of a small album containing clippings, photographs of work, telegrams, and letters (undated and 1946); Winslow material is a letter to Caroline H. Geiger (1938).
Also found are records of the cooperative Front Street Gallery, in which Sal Del Deo was a member for its one-season existence, including information on the "Freedom Riders Exhibition" to benefit the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); 7 reel-to-reel tape recordings made by Del Deo at the first three sessions of the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC), 1968-1970, including lectures or seminars by Jack Tworkov, Henry Hensche, Karl Knaths, Philip Malicoat, Boris Margo, and Ross Moffett.
Biographical / Historical:
Collectors; Provincetown, Mass. Josephine is the author of Figures in a Landscape : the Life and Times of the American Painter, RossMoffett, 1888-1971. Sal (b. 1928) is a painter and former vice-president of the Fine Arts Work Center.
Provenance:
Donated 1996, 1998 and 2000 by Jo & Sal Del Deo. They received the Moffett material Moffett's widow and used by Del Deo in preparation for her biography on Moffett. The Parr album was received from Robert Cummings, an old friend of Parr's, who had received it from Parr's parents. The Knaths sketchbooks were given by his widow, Helen, to the Del Deos. The Winslow letter was given to Josephine Del Deo by Janice Crouch who had a connection with Geiger or her family, either as a relation or a friend.
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:
Reel-to-reel recordings of FAWC lectures and discussions: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Salvatore Del Deo. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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 -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Function:
Artist colonies -- Massachusetts
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.deldeo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw984642cd0-5ea7-44f3-8805-cd7445c2794d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-deldeo

Oral history interview with Salvatore Del Deo

Interviewee:
Del Deo, Salvatore, 1928-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (sound files, digital, wav file)
61 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1977 July 13-November 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Salvatore Del Deo conducted 1977 July 13-November 3, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Salvatore Del Deo (1928-) is a painter from Provincetown, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 33 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.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.deldeo77
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9967ff2f6-da1f-4616-8750-898f9e0f3c19
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-deldeo77
Online Media:

Salvatore Del Deo, selected works 1953-1993 : a retrospective exhibition : Provincetown Art Association and Museum, May 28-June 28, 1993 / [essay by Eleanor Munro]

Title:
Retrospective exhibition : Salvatore Del Deo
Author:
Del Deo, Salvatore 1928-  Search this
Munro, Eleanor C  Search this
Provincetown Art Association & Museum  Search this
Subject:
Del Deo, Salvatore 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
Call number:
ND237.D3396 A4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_791294

Arthur Cohen Reading on the Dunes, (painting)

Painter:
Del Deo, Salvatore 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Cohen, Arthur  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 1546
Date:
1977
Topic:
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Reading  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490435
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475632

Al DiLauro's Studio, (painting)

Painter:
Del Deo, Salvatore 1928-  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 849
Date:
1984
Topic:
Architecture--Studio  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490433
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475630

Untitled (Still Life), (painting)

Painter:
Del Deo, Salvatore 1928-  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 1947
Topic:
Still Life  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490438
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475635

Manuel Doryman, (painting)

Painter:
Del Deo, Salvatore 1928-  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 1993.1232
Date:
1968
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Object--Game--Fish  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F980016
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_474821

Untitled, (painting)

Painter:
Del Deo, Salvatore 1928-  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 799
Date:
1977
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490432
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475629

Long Point Spiritual Eye, (painting)

Painter:
Del Deo, Salvatore 1928-  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas on plywood
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 866
Date:
1972
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490434
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475631

Cape Cod Cold Storage, (painting)

Painter:
Del Deo, Salvatore 1928-  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Heritage Museum Center & Commercial Streets Provincetown Massachusetts
Date:
1968
Topic:
Landscape--Massachusetts--Cape Cod  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Wharf  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Warehouse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F970069
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_474743

Cape Cod Cold Storage, (painting)

Painter:
Del Deo, Salvatore 1928-  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 1661
Date:
1969
Topic:
Landscape--Massachusetts--Cape Cod  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Wharf  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Warehouse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490436
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475633

Heaton (Vorse), (painting)

Painter:
Del Deo, Salvatore 1928-  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 1712
Date:
1976
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490437
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475634

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