G.R.D. Studio records

Collection ID:
G.R.D. Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
(on 3 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, writings, business records, sketches, printed matter and photographs relating to the gallery and Kimon Nicolaides.
Scope and Contents
Gallery correspondence, 1928-1934; lists of expenses, 1928-1932; lists of exhibitions, 1928-1933; clippings, 1928-1970; a brochure for the 10th anniversary of the Art Center; a press release for a lecture by Laurence Sickman at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1939; photographs of works of art by Guy Bertin, Gladys R. Dick, Elsie Driggs, Boris Grigorev, Stephen Haweis, Anne Kutka, Helen McAuslan, Albert Moreau, and Carl Sprinchorn; and 3 prints by Carlos Camara;
Scope and Contents
Kimon Nicolaides material includes correspondence of Jean S. Roosevelt, Anne Kutka, Lester Burbank Bridaham, Mamie Harmon, William L. Taylor, Fred S. Hynd, and others. Most letters are dated after Nicolaides' death and pertain to efforts to build his reputation by having a memorial exhibition in 1939, traveling exhibitions, the publication of his book on drawing (THE NATURAL WAY TO DRAW), and preparation of a biography about him.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Non-profit art gallery, New York City. Founded by Jean S. Roosevelt in honor of her sister Gladys Roosevelt Dick, an artist. Kimon Nicolaides was art director.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4015-4017 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1972 by Jean Roosevelt and Mamie Harmon, a student of Nicolaides.

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.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Microfilm reels 4015-4017 microfilm inventory available at Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art galleries -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nicolaïdes, Kimon, 1892-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dick, Gladys Roosevelt, 1889-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
G.R.D. Collection Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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