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Siden Gallery records

Creator:
Siden Gallery  Search this
Names:
Brooke Alexander, Inc.  Search this
Editions Alecto Ltd.  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Marlborough Graphics Ltd.  Search this
Button, John, 1929-1982  Search this
Clarke, John Clem, 1937-  Search this
Crawford, Ralston, 1906-1978  Search this
Greene, Stephen, 1918-1999  Search this
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989  Search this
Schapiro, Miriam, 1923-2015  Search this
Schneider, Arthur  Search this
Siden, Franklin  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1962-1994
bulk [bulk 1966-1970]
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material on artists, correspondence, photographs, and printed material relating to the Siden Gallery.
Biographical material relates to artists Al Blaustein, John Clem Clarke, and Arthur Schneider. Correspondence includes letters from John Button, Stephen Greene, Gemini G.E.L, Miriam Schapiro and Sidney Janis. Photographs are of artists and works of art relating to the gallery. Printed material includes print sales catalogs from various publishers, including Multiples Inc., Brooke Alexander Editions, Editions Alecto, and Marlborough Graphics; newspaper clippings and exhibit catalogs.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery, Detroit, Mich.; est. 1962; closed 1994; owner, Franklin Siden. Specialized in American artists, both contemporary and print market.
Provenance:
Donated in 2008 by Harriet Siden, Franklin Siden's widow.
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Michigan -- Detroit
Identifier:
AAA.sidegall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sidegall

Marilyn Pearl Gallery records

Creator:
Marilyn Pearl Gallery  Search this
Names:
Allain, René Pierre, 1951-  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Freeman, Joseph  Search this
Greene, Stephen, 1918-1999  Search this
Hill, Clinton, 1922-2003  Search this
Lasch, Pat  Search this
Loew, Michael, 1907-1985  Search this
Lutz, Winifred  Search this
McShea, Jim  Search this
Miles, Jeanne Patterson, 1908-1999  Search this
Pearson, Henry, 1914-2006  Search this
Perez, Pedro  Search this
Robin, Stephen, 1944-  Search this
Von Wiegand, Charmion  Search this
Weiner, Ellen  Search this
Extent:
7.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Visitors' books
Photographs
Date:
1925-2000
bulk 1976-1993
Summary:
The records of the Marilyn Pearl Gallery are dated 1925-2000, with the bulk of the ematerial from the period 1976-1993. The collection measures 7.4 linear feet and consists of artists' files, exhibition files, and business records documenting affiliated artists and gallery activities.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Marilyn Pearl Gallery are dated 1925-2000, with the bulk of the ematerial from the period 1976-1993. The collection measures 7.4 linear feet and consists of artists' files, exhibition files, and business records documenting affiliated artists and gallery activities.

Artist files are found for: René Pierre Allain, Bernard Chaet, Stephen Greene, Clinton Hill, Pat Lasch, Michael Loew, Winifred Lutz, Jim McShea, Jeanne Miles, Henry Pearson, Pedro Perez, Stephen Robin, Charmion von Wiegand, and Ellen Weiner. They contain the following types of records in varying combinations: correspondence with the artist, collectors, galleries and museums; printed material including publicity, exhibition catalogs and announcements of Marilyn Pearl Gallery and other venues; photographs; financial records concerning sales and exhibition expenses. In general, items dated prior the gallery's existence and after its closing are printed material relating to the artist. A notable exception is the small number of the personal papers of Charmion von Wiegand that include letters from her husband, writer and editor Joseph Freeman.

Exhibition files are arranged chronologically by exhibition date, 1977, 1980-1992 and consist of correspondence, invoices, printed material, publicity, and photographs.

Business records document the routine affairs of the gallery. Included are client correspondence, inventory cards (work in stock, pieces returned to artists, and works sold), a nearly complete set of invoices for gallery sales for the period 1976-1986, consignment records, appraisals, mailing lists, guest books, and records regarding Basel Art Fairs of 1989-1993.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 3 series:

Series 1: Artists' Files, 1925-2000 (Boxes 1-4; 3.6 linear ft.)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1973-1992 (Boxes 4-5; 1.15 linear ft.)

Series 3: Business Records, 1976-2000 (Boxes 5-8; 2.65 linear ft.)
Historical Note:
The Marilyn Pearl Gallery (est. 1976-circa 1993) was an art gallery in New York, N.Y. specializing American art from the 1920s-1950s.

Marilyn Pearl (Mrs. Alan Loesberg), the daughter and granddaughter of art collectors from Akron and Cleveland, Ohio, as a young child began developing an appreciation for and true love of art. After a stint as a history teacher, Ms. Pearl was determined to establish her own gallery. With help from family, her dream became a reality when the Marilyn Pearl Gallery opened at 29 West 57th Street, New York, in 1976. In 1982, the gallery relocated to 38 East 57th Street, and in 1987 moved to 420 West Broadway in SoHo. Although the gallery closed in the early 1990s, Ms. Pearl continued to operate as a private dealer and expanded her activities to international art fairs, among them the Basel Art Fair.

Among the artists represented by the gallery were: Bernard Chaet, Stephen Greene, Clinton Hill, Pat Lasch, Michael Loew, Winifred Lutz, Jim McShea, Jeanne Miles, Henry Pearson, Pedro Perez, Stephen Robin, Charmion von Wiegand, and Ellen Weiner.

Pearl's first sales were works by sculptor Winifred Lutz, known for site-specific installations. Ms. Lutz remained part of Marilyn Pearl Gallery's stable throughout its history. In addition to emerging artists, Marilyn Pearl also was interested in traditional art forms, and eventually specialized in exhibiting American art from the 1920s-1950s, with particular emphasis on geometric abstraction. In addition, Marilyn Pearl Gallery presented a number of exhibitions exploring WPA era murals, American Abstract Artists, and post-war figurative work. By the 1980s, the gallery's annual schedule usually featured summer shows of new talent; several artists first introduced in this manner developed long-term relationships with Marilyn Pearl Gallery.
Provenance:
Marilyn Pearl donated the records of her gallery to the Archives of American Art in 2002.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Visitors' books
Photographs
Citation:
Marilyn Pearl Gallery records, 1925-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.maripeag
See more items in:
Marilyn Pearl Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maripeag
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Stephen Greene

Interviewee:
Greene, Stephen, 1918-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording: master (33 min.), 7 in.)
44 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 June 8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Stephen Greene conducted 1968 June 8, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Greene speaks of his early life and family; the art education that he received; the major events that influenced his painting; how his artistic career developed throughout the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s; the forms and subject matter he used in his works. Greene also recalls Philip Guston, Perry Rathbone, Grant Wood, Hyman Bloom, Betty Parsons, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Stephen Greene (1918-1999) was a painter from Valley Cottage, N.Y
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. 2 reels Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 7 min.
Sound quality is poor.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Valley Cottage -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.greene68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-greene68

Stephen Greene papers

Creator:
Greene, Stephen, 1918-1999  Search this
Names:
Askew, R. Kirk (Ralph Kirk), 1903-1974  Search this
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984  Search this
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1913-1993  Search this
Rathbone, Perry Townsend, 1911-2000  Search this
Extent:
125 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1969
Scope and Contents:
Letters, including those received from R. Kirk Askew, Perry Rathbone, Joseph Pulitzer, and Lillian Hellman; material concerning exhibitions such as catalogs, notices, and lists of collections; photographs and slides; articles and addresses by Greene.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York. Died Nov. 18, 1999, at age 82. Studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League and with Philip Guston. Taught at Princeton Univ., Tyler School of Art of Temple Univ., and the Art Students League. Students included Frank Stella. Spent four years at the American Academy in Rome.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1970 by Stephen Greene.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.greestep
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-greestep

R. Kirk Askew papers

Creator:
Askew, R. Kirk (Ralph Kirk), 1903-1974  Search this
Names:
Berman, Leonid, 1896-1976  Search this
Bloom, Hyman, 1913-  Search this
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Brown, Carlyle, 1919-1964  Search this
Durlacher Bros. (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Fosburgh, James Whitney, 1910-1978  Search this
Greene, Stephen, 1918-1999  Search this
Melcarth, Edward, 1914-1973  Search this
Quirt, Walter, 1902-  Search this
Seligmann, Kurt, 1900-1962  Search this
Stein, Walter, 1924-1981  Search this
Stuempfig, Walter, 1914-1970  Search this
Wells, Cady, 1904-1954  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1958
Summary:
The papers of art dealer R. Kirk Askew, director of the New York branch of the Durlacher Bros. art firm, measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1958. The collection includes correspondence with artists Cady Wells, Walter Stuempfig, Walter Quirt, Edward Melcarth, Kurt Seligmann, Leonid Berman, Hyman Bloom, Peter Blume, Carlyle Brown, James W. Fosburgh, Stephen Greene, and Walter Stein.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art dealer R. Kirk Askew, director of the New York branch of the Durlacher Bros. art firm, measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1958. The collection includes correspondence with artists Cady Wells, Walter Stuempfig, Walter Quirt, Edward Melcarth, Kurt Seligmann, Leonid Berman, Hyman Bloom, Peter Blume, Carlyle Brown, James W. Fosburgh, Stephen Greene, and Walter Stein.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
R. Kirk Askew (1903-1974) was an art dealer and manager of the Durlacher Bros. New York location from from 1927 to circa 1969.
Separated Materials:
Exhibition catalogs, 1928-1967, also donated by R. Kirk Askew, were tranferred to Smithsonian Institution Libraries in 1975. Catalogs are available on microfilm reel 148 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Provenance:
Donated 1969-1971 by R. Kirk Askew.
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.
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Citation:
R. Kirk Askew papers, 1942-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.asker
See more items in:
R. Kirk Askew papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-asker
Online Media:

The return to subject matter : sound recording

Creator:
College Art Association of America  Search this
Names:
Folds, Thomas McKey, 1908-  Search this
Greene, Stephen, 1918-1999  Search this
Margo, Boris, 1902-1995  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1960 Jan. 28
Scope and Contents:
A panel discussion "The Return to Subject Matter," held at an annual meeting of the College Art Association in New York City, and taped by an unidentified member of the Archives of American Art staff. Participants are Thomas McKey Folds, Stephen Greene, Boris Margo, and Ad Reinhardt, with Hale Woodruff as moderator. Portions of the discussion, particularly the question and answer segment, are inaudible.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.collart
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-collart

Works on paper U.S.A. : April 8th to May 20th, 1979

Author:
Greene, Stephen 1918-1999  Search this
Rockland Center for the Arts (West Nyack, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1979
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .W685 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823142

Stephen Greene, 25 years of drawing: 1947-1972

Author:
Greene, Stephen 1918-1999  Search this
William Zierler, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Greene, Stephen 1918-1999  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. illus. 18x26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
Call number:
NC139.G71 A4 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_725945

Stephen Greene; a Painter and Mentor

Title:
Painter and Mentor
Subject:
Greene, Stephen 1918-1999  Search this
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
Type:
Books
Date:
2004
Call number:
ND237.G618 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_729586

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