A Finding Aid to the Robert Isaacson Gallery Records, 1952-1967, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.isaarobe
Creators:
Isaacson, Robert
Dates:
1952-1967
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The records of the Robert Isaacson Gallery measure 1.4 linear feet, and date from 1952 to 1967. The records document the history of the gallery through artist files consisting of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and exhibition catalogs; and through statements, ledgers, and other financial material.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of the Robert Isaacson Gallery measure 1.4 linear feet, and date from 1952 to 1967. The records document the history of the gallery through artist files and financial records. Twenty-seven artist files consist of one file of general correspondence with dealers, collectors, museums, and art organizations; resumes; correspondence; clippings; exhibition catalogs; and photographs of artwork. Also included are three exhibition files pertaining to "Painters of the Beautiful" exhibition, Gerome exhibition, and Vassar exhibition. Some of the artists include: Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Elias Friedensohn, Richard Mayhew, Elie Nadelman, Sophy Regensburg, Alvin Ross, Katherine Schmidt, George Tooker, and John Wilde. Financial material consists of price lists for group shows, unpaid artist accounts, statements, and two sales ledgers.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into two series.
  • Series 1: Artist Files, 1952-1967 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
  • Series 2: Financial Records, 1955-1962 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Isaacson was a collector and art dealer in New York City. The Robert Isaacson Gallery operated from the early 1950s through the end of the 1960s. The estate of Elie Nadelman was among the most notable artists represented by the gallery.

Administration
Author
Ricky Gomez
Sponsor
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.
Existence and Location of Copies
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reels 3981 and 3982 available at 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1976 by Robert Isaacson.
Processing Information
The collection was proceesed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2021.

Using the Collection
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.
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.
Preferred Citation
Robert Isaacson Gallery records, 1952-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
An inventory of contents is available at all Archives of American Art offices.

More Information

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robert Isaacson Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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