Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.alangall
Creators:
Alan Gallery (Charles Alan)
Felix Landau Gallery
Dates:
1953-1970
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
15.1 Linear feet
1 Film reel
Motion picture film (400 ft.)
sd., b&w
16 mm.
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Reference copy (12 min.)
sd., b&w
1/2 in.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence with artists; general business correspondence, 1953-1969; legal documents (some pertaining to owner Charles Alan's separation from the Downtown Gallery and establishment of the Alan Gallery); business records, including price lists, inventories, loan agreements, purchase and consignment records, receipts for purchases, and general ledgers; a card file of gallery stock; two card files recording purchases; two scrapbooks of printed materials on gallery exhibitions; paid bills, statements, tax and insurance records; and photographs (reel 1400) of Landau-Alan Gallery stock, and of Alan Gallery artists.
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Paul Adkins, Oliver Andrews, Richard Boyce, William Brice, Paul Burlin, Carroll Cloar, George M. Cohen, Bruce Conner, Robert Cremean, Robert D'Arista, David Fredenthal, Louis Guglielmi, Richard Hunt, Herbert Katzman, William King, Jonah Kinigstein, Robert Knipschild, John Latham, Jacob Lawrence, Wesley Lea, Julian Levi, Jack Levine, Edmund Lewandowski, Robert Malaval, Marcia Marcus, Walter Meigs, Edward Millman, George L.K. Morris, Robert C. Morris, Edward Moses, Gastone Novelli, Yutaka Ohashi, Nathan Oliveira, Charles Oscar, Eileen Pendergast, Robert Preusser, Easton Pribble, Mitchell Siporin, Jack Squier, Reuben Tam, John Thomas, Robert S. Titus, Bryan Wilson, and Karl Zerbe.
Scope and Contents
Included in the collection are photographs of the following artists/and or works of art: Paul Adkins, Aubrey Beardsley, Richard Boyce, Robert Cremean, William Dole, Edwin Hewitt Collection, John Denman Collection, Paul Klee, Gustave Klimt, Jack Levine, E. L. T. Mesens, Elie Nadelman, Charles Oscar, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Eileen Prendergast, Joseph Stella, and Clara McDonald Williamson.
Scope and Contents
A print of the Bruce Conner film "A Movie" (1958) also available on videocassette (VHS), is also found in the collection.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Artist correspondence is arranged alphabetically; business correspondence is arranged chronologically.
Arrangement
The gallery stock card file is arranged alphabetically by artist; one of the two card files listing works purchased from the Alan Gallery is arranged alphabetically by artist; the other is arranged alphabetically by purchaser.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Alan Gallery was established by Charles Alan in 1952. In 1966, Felix Landau purchased the gallery and renamed it the Landau-Alan Gallery. After Alan left in 1969, the name was changed to the Felix Landau Gallery.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1379-1391 and 1400 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1971 and in 1973 by Charles Alan the founder of the Alan Gallery.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Photographic negatives, transparencies of works of art, paid bills, statements, and tax and insurance records are not microfilmed.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adkins, Paul, 1939- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Andrews, Oliver Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boyce, Richard, 1920- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brice, William, 1921-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cloar, Carroll Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cohen, George Michael, 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cremean, Robert, 1932- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
D'Arista, Robert, 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fredenthal, David, 1914-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guglielmi, Louis, 1906-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunt, Richard, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Katzman, Herbert, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
King, William, 1925-2015 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinigstein, Jonah, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knipschild, Robert L. (Robert Leon), 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Latham, John, 1921-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lea, Wesley Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lewandowski, Edmund, 1914- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Malaval, Robert, 1937-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marcus, Marcia, 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meigs, Walter, 1918-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Millman, Edward, 1907-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morris, Robert C., 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moses, Ed, 1926- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Novelli, Gastone, 1925-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ohashi, Yutaka, 1923-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oscar, Charles, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pendergast, Eileen, 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Preusser, Robert O. (Robert Ormerod), 1919-1992 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pribble, Easton, 1917- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Squier, Jack, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tam, Reuben Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomas, John, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Titus, Robert S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, Bryan, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zerbe, Karl, 1903-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landau-Alan Gallery (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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