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Gallery 256 Records

Collection Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1955
Scope and Contents:
Series includes a list of addresses of members Will Barnet, Henry A. Botkin, Byron Browne, Peter Busa, Kenneth Campbell, Victor Candell, Eve Clendenin, Lawrence Kupferman, Leo Manso, Seong Moy, Louise Nevelson, Therese Schwartz, Myron S. Stout, John Von Wicht and Hale Woodruff. Other administrative records include a statement regarding the legal status of "Group 256" as a voluntary association and its relationship to "Gallery 256," and an attendance book containing names and addresses.

Financial records include an account book of member expenses, dues, and commissions; a ledger of sales and attendance; a bank checkbook and deposit slip; and 4 cancelled checks, 2 invoices, and 2 financial statements of receipts and disbursements. Also found is a file on Louise Nevelson containing a magazine clipping, an exhibition announcement, and one photograph each of the following sculptures: "The Figure that Walked on the Mountain Tops," "Figure from the Great Beyond," "Portrait of a Friend," and "Ancient Cat Form."
Collection 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.
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:
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gall256, Series 1
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Gallery 256 records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94e0f3b4a-6930-49b6-816e-8f07d1f7da1f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gall256-ref3

Cancelled Checks

Collection Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954
Collection 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.
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:
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gallery 256 records
Gallery 256 records / Series 1: Gallery 256 Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e6e5543c-b676-44b8-bad6-9cd285958fe3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gall256-ref10

Invoices

Collection Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955
Collection 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.
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:
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gallery 256 records
Gallery 256 records / Series 1: Gallery 256 Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9106791c3-b74f-4450-b563-21073b88d1bd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gall256-ref11

Financial Statements

Collection Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954
Collection 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.
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:
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gallery 256 records
Gallery 256 records / Series 1: Gallery 256 Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b94ab8aa-df1b-47aa-8821-0c9a4e33e676
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gall256-ref12

Louise Nevelson

Collection Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954
Collection 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.
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:
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gallery 256 records
Gallery 256 records / Series 1: Gallery 256 Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw964c404f4-281b-462d-adee-1ef2913c43a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gall256-ref5

Attendance Book

Collection Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection 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.
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:
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gallery 256 records
Gallery 256 records / Series 1: Gallery 256 Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92da5985a-7dc7-49ed-8eda-cfbd9777ba8e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gall256-ref6

Account Book

Collection Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954
Collection 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.
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:
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gallery 256 records
Gallery 256 records / Series 1: Gallery 256 Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fc028a80-db68-4ec0-ac3c-d5836ad8a483
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gall256-ref8

Ledger of Sales

Collection Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection 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.
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:
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gallery 256 records
Gallery 256 records / Series 1: Gallery 256 Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97dc15e65-a865-4899-9f3d-463640af0ede
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gall256-ref13

Statement Relating to "Group 256"

Collection Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1954
Collection 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.
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:
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gallery 256 records
Gallery 256 records / Series 1: Gallery 256 Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b4e95fd0-c12a-4079-bbf5-508e689b11dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gall256-ref4

Addresses of Members

Collection Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection 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.
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:
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gallery 256 records
Gallery 256 records / Series 1: Gallery 256 Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fdf98d59-ea2d-445e-8bf6-7844ddefb1c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gall256-ref7

Bank Check Book

Collection Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1955
Collection 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.
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:
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gallery 256 records
Gallery 256 records / Series 1: Gallery 256 Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw942b6606c-1307-4613-8b83-1a2029cdca19
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gall256-ref9

Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955

Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Subject:
Woodruff, Hale  Search this
Booth, Cameron  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Manso, Leo  Search this
Barnet, Will  Search this
Citation:
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7043
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209176
AAA_collcode_gall256
Theme:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209176

Henry Botkin papers, 1917-1979

Creator:
Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983  Search this
Subject:
Arlen, Harold  Search this
Botkin, Benjamin Albert  Search this
Brice, Fanny  Search this
Brice, William  Search this
Gershwin, George  Search this
Gershwin, Ira  Search this
Godowsky, Frances  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Hasegawa, Saburō  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Laurent, Toinette Botkin  Search this
Mocsanyi, Paul  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Putnam, Wallace  Search this
Schoenberg, Arnold  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Shadbolt, Jack  Search this
Von Wicht, John  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Robus, Hugo  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Henry Botkin papers, 1917-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7456
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209614
AAA_collcode_botkhenr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209614

Henry Botkin papers

Creator:
Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986  Search this
Botkin, Benjamin Albert, 1901-1975  Search this
Brice, Fanny  Search this
Brice, William, 1921-2008  Search this
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937  Search this
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983  Search this
Godowsky, Frances  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Hasegawa, Saburō, 1906-1957  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Laurent, Toinette Botkin  Search this
Mocsanyi, Paul  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Putnam, Wallace, 1899-1989  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Robus, Hugo, 1885-1964  Search this
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951  Search this
Shadbolt, Jack, 1909-  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet ((on 10 microfilm reels))
4 Sound tapes (7 & 5 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tapes
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1917-1979
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material (1945-1965), letters (1917-1979), notes (1950-1970), writings (1944-1970), business records (1927-1977), art works (1932-1964), subject files (1952-1955), scrapbook (1927-1939), printed material (1923-1977), and photographs (1922-1968) documenting Botkin's career and his friendship with George and Ira Gershwin and other entertainment and artistic figures.
Among the correspondents and subjects of photographs or letters are: George and Ira Gershwin, their sister Frances Godowsky, Botkin's brother Benjamin, Botkin's daughter Toinette Botkin Laurent, and grandson Alexander Laurent, composer Harold Arlen, Fanny Brice and her son William Brice, artists Chaim Gross, Saburo Hasegawa, Hans Hofmann, Karl Knaths, Paul Manship, Paul Mocsanyi, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Pablo Picasso, Wallace Putnam, Abrahmam Rattner, Hugo Robus, Arnold Schoenberg, Jack Shadbolt, John Von Wicht, and Abraham Walkowitz. Also included are photographs of Botkin's studio, night picnic in Provincetown attended by many artists; and material relating to American Abstract Artists, New School Art Center, Provincetown Art Association, and the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors. [See Finding Aid for information on location of items on the microfilm].
UNMICROFILMED: 3 untranscribed interviews of Botkin, 1 done for the "Today" show, NBC, June 4, 1965; 1 for Colette Roberts "Meet the Artist" Program, undated, and 1 by an unidentified interviewer. Also included is an untranscribed monologue, Oct. 11, 1970.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y. and Provincetown, Mass. Born in Boston and attended art schools there from 1913-1917. From 1917-1920, he attended the Art Students League and was employed as an illustrator for prominent magazines until 1929. Traveling abroad between 1926 and 1933, he attained his first one-man show in 1927 at the Billiet Galleries in Paris. Through his cousin, composer George Gershwin, Botkin became acquainted with people active in the performing arts, such as Harold Arlen, Fanny Brice, Harry Kurnitz, and Bert Lahr. Botkin was also involved in the American Abstract Artists, Artists Equity Association, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, and Gallery 256 in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Related Materials:
Henry Botkin papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Donated 1969-1982 by Henry Botkin and by his son Glenn and his assistant Rene Barilleaux. Many items were returned to Botkin after microfilming.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of untranscribed tapes requires an appointment at the Washington, D.C. office.
Occupation:
Composers  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.botkhenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9556a5d7f-65c5-4c7f-827f-d4664d1cfc35
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-botkhenr

Gallery 256 records

Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Names:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Booth, Cameron, 1892-1980  Search this
Manso, Leo  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1955
Summary:
The scattered records of the Provincetown, Massachusetts cooperative Gallery 256 measure 0.2 linear feet and cover the gallery's brief period of existence from 1953 to 1955. Administrative records include a list of member addresses, a statement of the gallery's legal status, financial records, and an attendance book. Also found are printed material and a several photos of artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The scattered records of the Provincetown, Massachusetts cooperative Gallery 256 measure 0.2 linear feet and cover the gallery's brief period of existence from 1953 to 1955. Administrative records include a list of member addresses, a statement of the gallery's legal status, financial records, and an attendance book. Also found are printed material and a several photos of artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Gallery 256 was a cooperative art gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, housed under the movie house next to town hall for a brief period from 1953-1955. The gallery aimed to display "paintings and sculpture expressing significant trends in contemporary American art," and members included Will Barnet, Cameron Booth, Leo Manso, Louise Nevelson, and Hale Woodruff.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Myron Stout, who served as secretary of Gallery 256.
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.
Function:
Artist-run galleries -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown
Citation:
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gall256
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Gallery 256 records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw984f52daf-3cea-4ee6-872f-310b004b1c06
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gall256

Gallery 256 meeting minutes

Subject:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1956 July 10
Citation:
Gallery 256 meeting minutes, 1956 July 10. Will Barnet papers, 1897. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15195
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Will Barnet papers, 1897
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15195

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