The records of the Nancy Drysdale Gallery measure 9.0 linear feet and span the years 1971 to 1996. The bulk of the collection comprises artist files that document the gallery's relations with 67 artists, many of whom were represented by the gallery.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection measures 9.0 linear feet and dates from 1971 to 1996. The bulk of the collection comprises artist files that document the gallery's relationships with 67 artists, many of whom were represented, or whose work was handled by, the gallery. In addition to artist files, the collection contains exhibition files, printed material, and publishers files.
The collection is arranged as four series reflecting the original arrangement imposed by the Gallery.
Series 1: Group Exhibition Files, 1978-1994 (Box 1, 0.5 linear ft.)
Series 2: Fine Art Publishers Files, 1972-1995 (Boxes 1-2, 1.5 linear ft.)
Series 3: Artist Files, 1971-1996 (Boxes 2-9, 7 linear ft.)
Series 4: Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1993-1994 (Box 9, 1 folder)
When colleague Max Protetch moved to New York City in 1976, his gallery at 2151 P Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., became the Protetch-McIntosh Gallery under his successor, Cincinnati dealer, Nancy McIntosh Drysdale. Drysdale then moved the gallery to 406 7th Street, N.W., and changed the name to the McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery. Several years later, Drysdale vacated the 7th Street address and operated as a private dealer before opening the Nancy Drysdale Gallery at 2103 O Street, N.W., in 1991.
The records of the Nancy Drysdale Gallery were donated to the Archives of American Art by Nancy Drysdale in 1997.
The collection is open for resesarch. Use requires an appointment.
A notecard, 1989, from painter James Brooks (1906-1992) to Greenbaum thanking her for her help with arranging an exhibit of his work at the Berry-Hill Gallery; and 2 letters addressed to "Teddy" from painter Sean Scully, 1980, discussing, in one, his purchase of a drawing by Ms. Greenbaum and in the other, his thoughts on the Picasso retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. In addition, there is a note from Scully on the back of an exhibition announcement for his exhibit at the McKee Gallery, 1983.
Biographical / Historical:
Theodora S. Greenbaum is an art collector and art consultant from New Jersey. She arranged James Brooks' last show at the Berry-Hill Gallery.
Donated 1995 by Theodora S. Greenbaum.
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