Schmidt Bingham Gallery selected records

Collection ID:
Schmidt Bingham Gallery
Physical Description:
1.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Included are letters to Penelope Schmidt upon the closing of the Schmidt Bingham Gallery (2002); artists' files on Carroll Cloar, Morris Graves, and John Wilde; files relating to an exhibition, "L'Alta Fantasia, Saints, Angels and Other Heavenly Creatures" (1990-1991); and photographs of various works of art. Artists' files include biographical material, a catalog raisonne, exhibition checklists, price lists, printed material, exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings, published writings, press releases, as well as photographs, slides, transparencies of works of art and video recordings (VHS cassettes). John Wilde's files include typescripts of his diaries (1978-1990) and letters to Penelope Schmidt (1986-2002). Also found are letters between Penelope Schmidt and Paul Caponigro (1997-2001). Video recordings on Carroll Cloar, (undated) and Morris Graves, "An Introduction to Morris Graves, " (1994).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Closed March 31, 2002. Specialized in contemporary art. Co-founded by Penelope Schmidt, the gallery operated for 16 years on 57th Street.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2002 by Penelope Schmidt. Schmidt retained the bulk of the gallery's records.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cloar, Carroll Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graves, Morris, 1910- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilde, John, 1919-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caponigro, Paul, 1932- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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