A Finding Aid to the Kathleen Ewing Gallery Records, 1946-2009, bulk 1975-2009, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kathewig
Creators:
Kathleen Ewing Gallery
Dates:
1946-2009
bulk 1975-2009
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
3.8 Linear feet
0.475 Gigabytes
Repository:
The records of Kathleen Ewing Gallery, a Washington, DC, gallery that specialized in the work of photographers, measure 3.8 linear feet and 0.475 GB and date from 1946 to 2009, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1975 to 2009. Artists' files make up the bulk of the collection and include exhibition planning documents, correspondence, price lists, publicity, artist statements, and photographs of artwork. Also found are one file of gallery history, two letters, and printed material. Printed material consists of press clippings and a complete set of gallery exhibition announcements. Some of the materials are in digital format.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of Kathleen Ewing Gallery, a Washington, DC, gallery that specialized in the work of photographers, measure 3.8 linear feet and 0.475 GB and date from 1946 to 2009, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1975 to 2009. Artists' files make up the bulk of the collection and include exhibition planning documents, correspondence, price lists, publicity, artist statements, and photographs of artwork. Also found are one file of gallery history, two letters, and printed material. Printed material consists of press clippings and a complete set of gallery exhibition announcements. Some of the materials are in digital format.
Artists documented within the artists' files include Sam Abell, Allen Appel, Esther Bubley, Frank Di Perna, Macduff Everton, Adriel Heisey, Len Jenshel and Diane Cook, Frank Lavelle, Stephen Lawson, Alex MacLean, Bruce McKaig, Mark Power, Rosamond Purcell, Claudia Smigrod, Steve Szabo, and Claudio Vazquez among many others.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 3 series.
  • Series 1: Administrative Files, 1981-2000s (2 folders; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Artists' Files, 1946, 1975-2009 (2.6 Linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 0.475 GB; ER01-ER04)
  • Series 3: Printed Material, 1976-2007 (1.2 Linear feet; Boxes 3-5)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Kathleen Ewing Gallery (established 1976-closed 2009) was a gallery in Washington, D.C. that primarily exhibited photographers. Kathleen Ewing owned and operated the gallery.
Previously working at the National Gallery of Art, Ewing became a private art dealer specializing in contemporary photography in 1976. She initially worked out of her home, and in 1978 opened a gallery on the Georgetown waterfront. In 1983, the gallery moved to Dupont Circle. She regularly exhibited the work of Washington, DC, photographers and was also the executive director of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart in 2016. Born-digital materials were processed by Kirsi Ritosalmi-Kisner in 2019 with funding provided by Smithsonian Collection Care and Preservation Fund.
Author
Erin Kinhart
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2015 by Kathleen Ewing, gallery director.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Kathleen Ewing Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Kathleen Ewing Gallery records, 1946-2009, bulk 1975-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Heisey, Adriel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Simgrod, Claudia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jenshel, Len Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Power, Mark, 1959- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lavelle, Frank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vazquez, Claudio Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lawson, Stephen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Purcell, Rosamond Wolff Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MacLean, Alex S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abell, Sam Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bubley, Esther Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Appel, Allen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
DiPerna, Frank, 1947- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cook, Diane Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Szabo, Steve, 1940- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Everton, Macduff Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ewing, Kathleen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McKaig, Bruce Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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