Artists' Gallery records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.artigall
Creators:
Artists' Gallery (New York, N.Y)
Dates:
1936-1966
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
6.8 Linear feet
(on 4 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; scrapbooks; business records; catalogs; photographs and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL D313: Artists' files, containing correspondence, biographical data, catalogs, and clippings; list of exhibiting artists; photographs of works of art; and printed material on the gallery.
Scope and Contents
Among the artists represented are: Josef Albers, John Altoon, Eugenie and Saul Baizerman, Gertrude Barrer, Harry Bowden, Sidney Chafetz, Walter Feldman, Sideo Fromboluti, Edward Giobbi, Leon Golub, John Grillo, Lester Johnson, Aristodemos M. Kaldis, Louise Kruger, Allen Leepa, Robert Loberg, Margo Boris, De Hirsh Margules, Joseph Meert, Robert Smithson, Jennings Tofel, Rudolf Weissauer, and others.
Scope and Contents
REEL 79: File of material relating to a 1939 Byron Browne exhibit; publicity brochures regarding the Gallery's services; a Hans Boehler exhibition catalog; photographs of work exhibited, largely by Werner Drewes; photographs of the gallery's interior; and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
REEL N737: Six letters (1938-1939) from Louis M. Eilshemius to Beer-Monti.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1042: Eight log books, 1938-1942, of daily business activities of the Artists' Gallery, including phone calls, visitors to the gallery, works brought into the gallery, and other matters; and 2 exhibition catalogs, 1937-1938.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, largely with Federica Beer-Monti, director of the gallery, scrapbooks, account books, visitor logs, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photographs, and printed materials.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art gallery. Founded 1936 by Hugh Stix. Directed by Federica Beer-Monti. Non-profit organization supported by contributions. Exhibited works of artists not represented by a commercial dealer. Some of the notable artists included Josef Albers, Saul Baizerman, Byron Browne, Louis Eilshemius, Aristodemos Kaldis, De Hirsh Margules, and Nicholas Vasilieff. Discontinued operation summer 1962.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D313, N737, 79, and 1042 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels D313 and 79 were donated 1967-1968 by Federica Beer-Monti; she lent the Eilshemius letters on reel N737 in 1968. The unmicrofilmed portion was donated in 1974 by Beer-Monti's neice, 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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- United States -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery directors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albers, Josef Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Altoon, John, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baizerman, Eugenie, 1899-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baizerman, Saul, 1889-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barrer-Russell, Gertrude Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beer-Monti, Federica, b. 1876 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chafetz, Sidney Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feldman, Walter, 1925-2017 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fromboluti, Sideo, 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Giobbi, Edward Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grillo, John, 1917- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Lester, 1919-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kaldis, Aristodimos, 1899-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kruger, Louise, 1924- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leepa, Allen, 1919-2009 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Loberg, Robert Warren, 1927-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Margo, Boris, 1902-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Margules, De Hirsh, 1899-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meert, Joseph, 1905-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithson, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stix, Hugh Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tofel, Jennings, 1891-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weissauer, Rudolf, 1924- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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