A Finding Aid to the Niel Lovisco Papers, 1942-1989, in the Archives of American Art.

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.loviniel
Creators:
Lovisco, Niel, 1900-1981
Dates:
1942-1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of art dealer and gallerist Niel Lovisco measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1989. The collection contains material relating to art galleries owned or directed by Niel Lovisco, including the Lovisco Gallery, the Bearskin Neck Gallery, and the Art Center Gallery, and consists of printed material, gallery records, Art Inview records, and a subject file on William Meyerowitz and Theresa Bernstein.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of art dealer and gallerist Niel Lovisco measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1989. The collection contains material relating to art galleries owned or directed by Niel Lovisco, including the Lovisco Gallery, the Bearskin Neck Gallery, and the Art Center Gallery in New York, and consists of printed material, gallery records, Art Interview records, and a subject file on William Meyerowitz and Theresa Bernstein.
Printed material includes clippings regarding Niel Lovisco. Gallery records contain correspondence, checklists, announcements, publicity releases, clippings, and a few snapshots (1946-1978) of material related to galleries owned and/or operated by Lovisco. The Art Inview records consist of a carbon copy of the organization's constitution. The subject file on William and Theresa Bernstein Meyerowitz contains exhibition checklists, clippings, publicity information, and a letter to Lovisco's wife Sophie from Theresa (1983).

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Niel Lovisco (1900-1981) was an art dealer and gallerist active in Rockport and Gloucester, Massachusetts and New York, New York. In the 1920s, Lovisco ran "The Catacombs," a combination art gallery-tea room in New York City's Greenwich Village. He later operated the Bearskin Neck Art Gallery in Rockport, Massachusetts (1946-1949), the Art Center Gallery in New York, New York (1950s), and the Lovisco Gallery, located in New York, New York (1957-1973), and later, Gloucester, Massachusetts (1973-1979).

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Barbara Dawson Aikens in 1993. A finding aid was written by Caroline Donadio in 2018.
Author
Caroline Donadio
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Niel Lovisco papers were donated in 1989 by Sophie Lovisco, widow of Niel Lovisco.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Preferred Citation
Niel Lovisco papers, 1942-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- Massachusetts -- Rockport Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery owners -- Massachusetts -- Rockport Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery owners -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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