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Maynard Walker Gallery records, 1923-1975

Creator:
Maynard Walker Gallery  Search this
Maynard Walker Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Curry, John Steuart  Search this
Cushing, Lily Emmet  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Regionalist (American Scene)  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9262
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211457
AAA_collcode_maynwalk
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211457

Maynard Walker Gallery records

Creator:
Maynard Walker Gallery  Search this
Names:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946  Search this
Cushing, Lily Emmet, 1909-1969  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Extent:
6.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1923-1975
Summary:
The records of New York City's Maynard Walker Gallery measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1975. The collection comprises personal and professional correspondence; artist's files for Thomas Hart Benton, John Chumley, John Steuart Curry, Lily Cushing, Madeline Hewes, Walt Kuhn, Wayne Williams, Grant Wood, and others; exhibition and gallery files consisting of printed materials, exhibition scrapbooks, a file on Spanish painting, and files for the exhibition Other Worlds (1945); financial and sales records containing files for artist accounts, non-artist accounts, bills of sale, and inventory; and photographic materials for exhibitions, works of art, and the writer Henry James.
Scope and Contents:
The records of New York City's Maynard Walker Gallery measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1975. The collection comprises personal and professional correspondence; artist's files for Thomas Hart Benton, John Chumley, John Steuart Curry, Lily Cushing, Madeline Hewes, Walt Kuhn, Wayne Williams, Grant Wood, and others; exhibition and gallery files consisting of printed materials, exhibition scrapbooks, a file on Spanish painting, and files for the exhibition Other Worlds (1945); financial and sales records containing files for artist accounts, non-artist accounts, bills of sale, and inventory; and photographic materials for exhibitions, works of art, and the writer Henry James.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1929-1975 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 2: Artist's Files, 1927-1972 (2.8 linear feet; Boxes 2-5, 7)

Series 3: Exhibition and Gallery Files, 1928-1970 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 5, 7)

Series 4: Financial and Sales Records, 1923-1967 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 5-6)

Series 5: Photographic Materials, circa 1950s-1960s (0.5 linear feet; Box 6)
Biographical / Historical:
The Maynard Walker Gallery was an art gallery in New York, New York, founded by Maynard Walker in 1935. Walker previously worked for the Ferargil Gallery in New York where he began his professional relationship with the artists John Steuart Curry, Thomas Hart Benton, and Grant Wood. In 1938, Walker opened another gallery in Hollywood, California. Walker was a primary promoter of the Regionalists during the 1930s and 1940s. Walker retired in 1967 and died in 1985.
Provenance:
The Maynard Walker Gallery records were donated from 1974 to 1980 by Maynard Walker and in 1973 by the Frick Library on behalf of Maynard Walker. A portion of the collection was lent for microfilming and subsequently donated in 1976 by Maynard Walker.
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.
Topic:
Regionalist (American Scene)  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Maynard Walker Gallery records, 1923-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.maynwalk
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Archival Repository:
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