A Finding Aid to the Clayton-Liberatore Gallery Records, 1889-1980, in the Archives of the American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.claylibg
Creators:
Clayton-Liberatore Gallery
Dates:
1889-1980
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3.9 Linear feet
Repository:
The records of Bridgehampton, New York's Clayton-Liberatore Gallery measure 3.9 linear feet and date from 1889 to 1980. The collection comprises administrative records that include photographs of artwork and former gallery owner Marie Sterner, and business records for galleries, museums, and arts institutions; artist's files containing records for artwork and exhibitions by over 80 artists including George Bellows, T. Victor Hall, Childe Hassam, Russell Iredell, William J. Scott, Augustus Vincent Tack, Hilda Taylor, and others; and printed materials consisting of art reproductions, books and booklets, clippings, and exhibition catalogs. Many of the files throughout the collection contain material created by Marie Sterner and the Marie Sterner Gallery.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of Bridgehampton, New York's Clayton-Liberatore Gallery measure 3.9 linear feet and date from 1889 to 1980. The collection comprises administrative records that include photographs of artwork and former gallery owner Marie Sterner, and business records for galleries, museums, and arts institutions; artist's files containing records for artwork and exhibitions by over 80 artists including George Bellows, T. Victor Hall, Childe Hassam, Russell Iredell, William J. Scott, Augustus Vincent Tack, Hilda Taylor, and others; and printed materials consisting of art reproductions, books and booklets, clippings, and exhibition catalogs. Many of the files throughout the collection contain material created by Marie Sterner and the Marie Sterner Gallery.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as three series.
  • Series 1: Administrative Records, 1921-1980 (Box 1; 0.8 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Artist's Files, 1920-1968 (Boxes 1-3, OV 6; 2.1 linear feet)
  • Series 3: Printed Materials, 1889-1977 (Boxes 3-5; 1.0 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Clayton-Liberatore Gallery operated in Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York. The gallery's owner, Leonard Clayton, was the founder of the Leonard Clayton Gallery in New York City. Clayton took over the Marie Sterner Gallery and later ran the gallery with his niece, Mary C. Liberatore, under the name Clayton-Liberatore Gallery. The gallery represented artists such as Childe Hassam, Augustus Vincent Tack, and Hilda Taylor among others.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2020.
Author
Sarah Mundy
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Clayton-Liberatore Gallery records were donated from 1979 to 1981 by Mary C. Liberatore of the Clayton-Liberatore Gallery.

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.
Preferred Citation
Clayton-Liberatore Gallery records, 1889-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Marie Sterner and Marie Sterner Gallery papers, 1913-1951, and [Exhibition installation at the Leonard Clayton Gallery] / Edward Heim, photographer, 1921.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women art dealers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clayton, Leonard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Liberatore, Mary C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marie Sterner Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leonard Clayton Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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