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Interview with Paul Harris

Creator:
Harris, Paul, 1925-  Search this
Tuchman, Maurice, 1936-  Search this
Subject:
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Harris, Paul  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1976 May 13
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14651
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Maurice Tuchman interviews, 1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14651

Audrey Sabol letter to Paul Harris

Creator:
Sabol, Audrey, 1922-  Search this
Harris, Paul, 1925-  Search this
Subject:
Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association of Philadelphia. Arts Council  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Philadelphia, Pa.
Date:
1964 July 5
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1864
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Audrey Sabol papers, 1962-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1864
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Poindexter Gallery records

Creator:
Poindexter Gallery  Search this
Names:
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Montana Historical Society  Search this
Oberlin College  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
University of Arizona  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Yale University  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
De Niro, Robert, Sr., 1922-1993  Search this
Dickinson, Eleanor, 1931-  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Harris, Paul, 1925-  Search this
Kerkam, Earl, 1891-1965  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Olitski, Jules, 1922-2007  Search this
Resnick, Milton, 1917-2004  Search this
Spaventa, George, 1918-  Search this
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1931-1985
bulk 1955-1978
Summary:
The records of the Poindexter Gallery measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1931-1985 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1955-1978 when the gallery was active. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files documenting the gallery's relationships with its artists, including exhibitions, and containing a wide variety of materials, including photographs. Also found are the "desk files" kept by the gallery's founder, Elinor Poindexter; correspondence; and financial and legal records.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Poindexter Gallery measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1931-1985 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1955-1978 when the gallery was active. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files documenting the gallery's relationships with its artists, including exhibitions, and containing a wide variety of materials, including photographs. Also found are the "desk files" kept by the gallery's founder, Elinor Poindexter; correspondence; and financial and legal records.

Elinor Poindexter's desk files consist of documents she kept as a reference for both her personal needs and gallery business. Correspondence is with artists, museums, colleges and universities, and art institutes. Notable correspondents include Worcester Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Denver Art Museum, Yale University, Oberlin College, University of Arizona, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Smithsonian Institution, and the Montana Historical Association. Additional correspondence is found throughout desk files and artists' files as well.

Artists' files are found for artists represented by the gallery, or in whom the gallery took an interest. Contents of the files vary, but may contain correspondence, photographs, sales records, exhibition files, and printed materials. There is extensive material relating to artists Richard Diebenkorn, Willem de Kooning, Giorgio Spaventa, Robert De Niro, Earl Kerkam, Franz Kline, Milton Resnick, Eleanor Dickinson, Paul Harris, Jules Olitski, among others.

The remainder of the collection consists of financial and legal files containing sales inventories and receipts, price lists, bills, loan agreements, and documents pertaining to the estate of Giorgio Spaventa, as well as photographic materials consisting of prints, negatives, slides and color transparencies of artwork.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Elinor Poindexter Desk Files, 1947-1969 (Box 1, 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1955-1971 (Box 1-2, 1.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Artists' Files, 1931-1983, undated (Box 2-5, 2.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Financial and Legal Files, 1955-1985 (Box 5-6, 1.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographic Materials, 1933-1977 (Box 6-7, 1.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
The Poindexter Gallery was founded in 1955 in New York City by Elinor Poindexter. The gallery specialized in sculpture, abstract, and figurative art and featured the works of such artists as Richard Diebenkorn, Jules Olitski, Nell Blaine, Willem de Kooning, Giorgio Spaventa, Franz Kline, Earl Kerkam, Milton Resnick and Robert De Niro, among others. The Poindexter Gallery closed in 1978.
Related Materials:
Among other resources relating to the Poindexter Gallery records in the Archives of American Art is an oral history with gallery owner, Elinor Poindexter, conducted by Paul Cummings on September 9, 1970.
Provenance:
The Poindexter Gallery records were donated over a period from 1968-1978 by the Poindexter Gallery via owners Elinor Poindexter and art director Harold Fondren. A 2006 accession was donated by Christie Poindexter Dennis, daughter of Elinor.
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, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Poindexter Gallery records, 1931-1985, bulk 1955-1978, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
AAA.poingall
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Poindexter Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-poingall
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Woman Laughing, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Harris, Paul 1925-2018  Search this
Medium:
Cloth, wood, and paint
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles California 90036 Accession Number: M.73.38.8
Date:
1964
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
State of Being--Emotion--Happiness  Search this
Object--Furniture--Chair  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75000542
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_1002

Man Wailing, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Harris, Paul 1925-2018  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 75.42
Date:
1972
Topic:
Figure male--Head  Search this
State of Being--Emotion--Sorrow  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04280152
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_303759

Woman Looking Out to Sea, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Harris, Paul 1925-2018  Search this
Medium:
Stuffed cloth on metal chair frame
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1998.38
Date:
1991
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080252
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411677

Woman Lying Down (II), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Harris, Paul 1925-2018  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Owner/Location:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Sheldon Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden 12th & R Streets Lincoln Nebraska 68588
Date:
1982
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Control number:
IAS 29830018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_458879

Paul Harris : works in bronze

Author:
Iannetti Lanzone Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Harris, Paul 1925-  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Call number:
NB237. H36 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_747719

Paul Harris : drawings / introduction by Morris Yarowsky

Title:
Drawings
Author:
Harris, Paul 1925-  Search this
Subject:
Harris, Paul 1925-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 72 leaves of plates, 161-167 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
1998
C1998
Call number:
N40.1.H312x Y3 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_532092

Paul Harris, sculpture : fifty years / introduction by Theophilus Brown

Title:
Sculpture
Author:
Harris, Paul 1925-  Search this
Brown, Theophilus  Search this
Subject:
Harris, Paul 1925-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 134 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 25 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
1999
C1999
Call number:
N40.1.H312 .B76 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_595069

Paul Harris / Denis [sic] Leon

Author:
Harris, Paul 1925-  Search this
Leon, Dennis, 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
86 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
Call number:
N6537.H36 L46X
N40.1.H312 L5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_51276

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