A Finding Aid to the Makler Gallery Records, 1957-1989, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.maklgall
Creators:
Makler Gallery
Dates:
1957-1989
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2.1 Linear feet
Repository:
The records of Philadelphia's Makler Gallery measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1957 to 1989. The collection comprises business records containing some printed material, correspondence, and financial records; printed material that include issues of Prometheus, a newsletter published by the gallery; photographic materials documenting the gallery's exhibitions and events, as well as works of art by Louise Nevelson, Milton Avery, Camille Bombois, David Smith, and others; and three scrapbooks containing material regarding the gallery's activities and history from 1959 to 1973.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of Philadelphia's Makler Gallery measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1957 to 1989. The collection comprises business records containing some printed material, correspondence, and financial records; printed material that include issues of Prometheus, a newsletter published by the gallery; photographic materials documenting the gallery's exhibitions and events, as well as works of art by Louise Nevelson, Milton Avery, Camille Bombois, David Smith, and others; and three scrapbooks containing material regarding the gallery's activities and history from 1959 to 1973.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as four series.
  • Series 1: Business Records, 1957-1989 (1.0 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Printed Materials, 1960-1988 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)
  • Series 3: Photographic Materials, circa 1960-circa 1975 (0.8 linear feet; Box 2)
  • Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1959-1973 (1.1 linear feet; Box 2, OV 3)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Makler Gallery (est. 1960-1985) was an art gallery located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that exhibited primarily pre-1960s paintings and contemporary sculptures. The gallery was founded in 1960 by Dr. Paul Todd Makler and his wife Hope. Among the artists represented by the gallery were Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Mary Frank, Hans Hofmann, George Rickey, and Jyoti Swaroop.

Administration
Author
Sarah Mundy
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Makler Gallery records were donated in 1990 by Paul and Hope Mackler.
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection is available on 35mm microfilm reels 4362-4364 at the Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals of a sale book were lent for microfilming and returned to the Macklers after microfilming.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2021.

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
Makler Gallery records, 1957-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an interview of Hope Makler conducted on November 28, 1989 by Marina Pacini for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- Pennsylvania Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Makler, Hope Welsh, 1924-2013 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Makler, Paul Todd, 1920- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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