A Finding Aid to the Arthur U. Newton Galleries Records, 1934-1962 in the Archives of American Art

Collection ID:
Arthur U. Newton Galleries
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
The Arthur U. Newton Galleries records measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1934 to 1962. This small collection consists of correspondence, an exhibition announcement card, photographs of artwork and the gallery's interior, and a plate proof of The Pickwick Papers, illustrated by Frederick Banberry.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Arthur U. Newton Galleries records measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1934 to 1962. The small collection's correspondence files include letters sent to collectors, museums, and art associations, a price list of paintings by Walter Howlison Mackenzie "Zarh" Pritchard, and sales records. Photographs in the collection depict the gallery's interior and artwork by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Reginald Marsh, William Mosby, and Jose Clemente Orozco from the exhibition, An Art Commentary on Lynching (1935). Also included is an exhibition announcement and a plate proof of The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Frederick Banberry.

Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Arthur U. Newton Galleries was founded in New York by Arthur U. Newton. Newton dealt and exhibited works by modern and early-modern artists by the 1930s. He represented the works of some contemporary artists, including Walter Howlison Mackenzie "Zarh" Pritchard; and held the first one-man exhibition for William Hekking. In conjunction with the NAACP and the College Art Association, Arthur U. Newton galleries held an anti-lynching art exhibition, An Art Commentary on Lynching (1935). The exhibition featured works by Isamu Noguchi, Thomas Hart Benton, José Clemente Orozco, and Reginald Marsh.

Christopher DeMairo
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1962 by Arthur U. Newton.
Existence and Location of Copies
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reel 118 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm..
Processing Information
Arthur U. Newton Galleries records, 1934-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Christopher DeMairo in 2021.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newton, Arthur U. (Arthur Ulysses), 1892-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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