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Artists' Gallery records

Creator:
Artists' Gallery (New York, N.Y)  Search this
Names:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Altoon, John, 1925-  Search this
Baizerman, Eugenie, 1899-1949  Search this
Baizerman, Saul, 1889-1957  Search this
Barrer-Russell, Gertrude  Search this
Beer-Monti, Federica, b. 1876  Search this
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Chafetz, Sidney  Search this
Feldman, Walter, 1925-2017  Search this
Fromboluti, Sideo, 1921-  Search this
Giobbi, Edward  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Grillo, John, 1917-  Search this
Johnson, Lester, 1919-2010  Search this
Kaldis, Aristodimos, 1899-1979  Search this
Kruger, Louise, 1924-  Search this
Leepa, Allen, 1919-2009  Search this
Loberg, Robert Warren, 1927-1999  Search this
Margo, Boris, 1902-1995  Search this
Margules, De Hirsh, 1899-1965  Search this
Meert, Joseph, 1905-1989  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Stix, Hugh  Search this
Tofel, Jennings, 1891-1959  Search this
Weissauer, Rudolf, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
6.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1967
Summary:
The Artists' Gallery records measure 6.6 linear feet and date from 1929 to 1967. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through adminstrative records, artist files, exhibition files, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The Artists' Gallery records measure 6.6 linear feet and date from 1929 to 1967. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through adminstrative records, artist files, exhibition files, and printed material.

Administrative records include correspondence, gallery daybooks, inventories, meeting minutes of the gallery's board of directors, and two essay drafts; financial records consist of accounting books, sales records, receipts, invoices, payments, and a ledger; and museum and gallery files include papers and correspondence related to exhibitions, loans of artwork, and shipments of artwork. Several photographs of staff, artists, and the gallery interior are found here as well.

Artist files include biographical information and correspondence between artists, Federica Beer-Monti, and Hugh Stix concerning exhibitions, artwork shipments, prices, and some personal matters. Some files also include photographs, exhibition catalogs and announcements, newspaper clippings, artist books, and price lists.

Exhibition files include price lists, correspondence, drafts of publicity material, visitor guestbooks, and lists of exhibitions and exhibiting artists. Printed material includes Artists' Gallery's brochures, flyers, and other mailings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, as well as gallery scrapbooks comprised of exhibition ephemera, newspaper clippings, and some photographs; an essay published by gallery founder Hugh Stix; exhibition material, newsletters, and miscellaneous publications from other museums and galleries; and books on artists Henri Gaudier and Beauford Delaney.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as four series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1936-1965 (Box 1-2, 7; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Artist Files, 1929-1967, bulk 1936-1962 (Box 2-4, 7-8; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1936-1962 (Box 4, 7, OV 9; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1931-1967 (Box 5-7; 2.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
The Artists' Gallery was established by Hugh Stix in 1936 in New York City. The goal of this non-profit gallery was to provide unknown or little-known artists a space to exhibit their work to gain public notoriety or be taken up by a commercial gallery. Stix hired Federica Beer-Monti, an Austrian socialite who was friends and acquaintances with many European artists, as director of the gallery. The painters and sculptors exhibited by the Artists' Gallery were voted on and selected by a rotating committee. Exhibitions were given without charge to the artist, and artists received the entire sale price of their work if sold. Some notable artists who exhibited at the Artists' Gallery included Josef Albers, Saul and Eugenie Baizerman, Byron Browne, Louis Eilshemius, Ben-Zion, Aristodemos Kaldis, De Hirsh Margules, and Hans Boehler. The gallery discontinued operations in the summer of 1962.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel N737. Included are six letters, 1938-1939, from artist Louis M. Eilshemius to gallery director Federica Beer-Monti. Loaned materials were returned to the donor and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Artists' Gallery records were donated and lent for microfilming in several installments from 1967 to 1998. Material on reels D313 and 79 were donated from 1967 to 1968 by Federica Beer-Monti; and she lent the Louis M. Eilshemius letters on reel N737 in 1968. The unmicrofilmed portion was donated in 1974 by Beer-Monti's niece, Greta Shapiro, who also lent the logbooks on reel 1042 for microfilming in 1976. In 1998, Shapiro's widower, Aaron, donated the material lent on reel 1042.
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.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Topic:
Art -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Function:
Art galleries -- New York (State) -- New York
Citation:
Artists' Gallery Records, 1929-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artigall
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Artists' Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw950d5668a-2076-4aaa-9769-3b5e9bbb7093
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artigall

Jennings Tofel: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF002952
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141675

Abraham Walkowitz [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Subject:
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1943-1944
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Figure group--Female & Child  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0010733
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_10733

Jennings Tofel papers, 1916-1960

Creator:
Tofel, Jennings, 1891-1959  Search this
Subject:
Kopman, Benjamin  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Beer-Monti, Federica  Search this
Dreier, Katherine Sophie  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Citation:
Jennings Tofel papers, 1916-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Jewish -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13447
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210666
AAA_collcode_tofejenn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210666

Jennings Tofel papers

Creator:
Tofel, Jennings, 1891-1959  Search this
Names:
Beer-Monti, Federica, b. 1876  Search this
Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Kopman, Benjamin, b. 1887  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Extent:
400 Items ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1916-1960
Scope and Contents:
Tofel's autobiography; correspondence; diary notebooks; writings; and several essays. Correspondents include Federica Beer-Monti, Katherine Dreier, Edith Halpert, Benjamin Kopman, and Maurice Sterne.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1968 by Yivo Institute for Jewish Research.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, Jewish -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.tofejenn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw918824ea8-20b4-4257-b6f4-4e06c7f323ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tofejenn

Benjamin Kopman papers

Creator:
Kopman, Benjamin, b. 1887  Search this
Names:
Buck, Claude, 1890-1974  Search this
Russman, Felix, 1888-1962  Search this
Tofel, Jennings, 1891-1959  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca.1903]-1958
Scope and Contents:
Art work by various artists; photographs of Kopman, his family and one of his works; reproductions of works; and exhibition catalogs.
Art works consist of an oil sketch of mice eating, probably by Claude Buck (1903); prints by Felix Russman, Jennings Tofel, James S. Hulme, Claude Buck, M. Rosenbloom, and unidentified artists; a sketch by Claude Buck of his father, W.R. Buck; an unidentified pencil sketch of a workman using a grindstone and a print of the same subject. Photographs show works by Kopman and an unidentified artist, and Kopman and his family in Haddam, Connecticut (1920). Other materials include reproductions of work by Kopman and Claude Buck, an exhibition catalog, Introspective Art, and an Emil Carlsen Memorial Exhibition catalog.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, etcher, lithographer, illustrator, sculptor, writer; b. Dec. 25, 1887, Vitebsk, Russia; emigrated to U.S. in 1903; d. Dec. 3, 1965, Teaneck, N.J. Kopman's wife, Grace, was the sister of artist Claude Buck. Buck and Kopman were friends and fellow-students at the National Academy of Design. Emil Carlsen was one of their teachers. Kopman, Buck, Abraham Harriton and Jennings Tofel formed the "Introspective" group of subjectivist painters.
Related Materials:
Benjamin Kopman papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by Diana V. Link, daughter of Benjamin Kopman.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.kopmbenj
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a9ba5f2e-0c7c-4b8c-8fc0-d531fe945a4a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kopmbenj

Strife, (painting)

Painter:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1979.13.1
Date:
1948
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
State of Being--Emotion--Anger  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08583312
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_394714

Amateur Painter, (painting)

Painter:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1979.13.2
Date:
1952
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Object--Art Object--Painting  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08583313
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_394715

Admonition, (painting)

Painter:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Avenue Rochester New York 14607 Accession Number: 98.70
Date:
1886
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 37390579
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_471739

Jennings Tofel : tenth one-man exhibition : Oct. 13 to Nov. 1, 1956

Author:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Artists' Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1956
[1956]
Call number:
ND237.T575 A4 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634993

Jennings Tofel (1891-1959) : February 17 to March 7, 1964

Author:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet (3 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
Call number:
ND237.T575 A4 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634994

Jennings Tofel

Author:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Hayes, Jeffrey Russell 1946-  Search this
Ramapo College Art Gallery  Search this
University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee University Art Museum  Search this
Frohring Art Center (Hiram Ohio)  Search this
Subject:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
[1983]
Call number:
N40.1.T637 R16
N40.1.T637R16
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_306641

Jennings Tofel / text by Arthur Granick ; introd. by Alfred Werner

Author:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Granick, Arthur  Search this
Subject:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Physical description:
237 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
Call number:
N40.1.T637 G7
N40.1.T637G7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_77523

Sculptor, (painting)

Painter:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 66.4953
Date:
1930
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Occupation--Art--Sculptor  Search this
Object--Art Object--Sculpture  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61571474
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_416712

The Visitor, (painting)

Painter:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 66.4955
Date:
1941
Topic:
Figure  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61571475
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_416713

Figures and Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 66.4956
Date:
1942
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61571476
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_416714

Mother and Child, (painting)

Painter:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 66.4957
Date:
Ca. 1926
Topic:
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61571477
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_416715

Elegy, (painting)

Painter:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Medium:
Oil on linen
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 66.4958
Date:
1943
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61571478
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_416716

Comrades, (painting)

Painter:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 66.4959
Date:
1939
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61571479
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_416717

At Cafe, (painting)

Painter:
Tofel, Jennings 1891-1959  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 66.4960
Date:
1940
Topic:
Architecture--Commercial--Restaurant  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61571480
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_416718

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