Oral history interview with Klaus G. Perls
An interview of Klaus G. Perls conducted 1993 Jan. 19, by Mona Hadler, for the Archives of American Art.
Frederick Papsdorf papers
Letters; biographical sketch; artworks; sketchbooks; photographs; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; articles; and printed material.
Perls Galleries records
The records of the Perls Galleries measure 79.6 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1997. Founded by Klaus Perls in 1937 and operating until 1997, the gallery dealt primarily in modern French art and the artwork of Alexander Calder. Found within the records are extensive correspondence (circa 44 linear feet) with artists, dealers, galleries, museums, and collectors; photographs and negatives of inventory and other artwork; exhibition files, scattered financial records; and exhibition catalogs and clippings.
Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records
The Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records measure 23.8 linear feet and date from 1920-1983, with the bulk dating from 1949-1975. Personal papers include writings, military records, appointment calendars, and photographs. Gallery records date from its opening in 1939 until its closure in 1981 and consist of financial, sales, and legal records; exhibition files; exhibition catalogs and announcements; subject files that contain a variety of correspondence with artists, dealers, galleries, museums, and friends and family, as well as reference materials and photographs; and scrapbooks.
Peter A. Bradley papers
The papers of African American painter and former art dealer Peter A. Bradley measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1966 to 1976 with additional material dating from 2003 and 2014. The papers include correspondence from Klaus Perls, Anthony Caro, Robert Gelfman and attorney Karl S. Lowenthal. Included with correspondence is a recommendation for Bradley written by Klaus Perls. The papers include photographs of Alexander Calder and his family, as well as a photograph of Bradley with Calder's work at Perls Galleries, Bradley with Kenneth Noland and Bradley with Steven Cannon. Printed material consists of a 1971 Picasso exhibition catalog and a 2014 issue of Gulf Coast. Also included are architectural plans and notes for Bradley's studio designed by John Johansen as well as personal financial information.
Barbara Mathes Gallery records pertaining to Rio Nero lawsuit
The Barbara Mathes Gallery records pertaining to Rio Nero lawsuit measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1989-1995. The records, assembled by Barbara Mathes, relate to the lawsuit Greenberg Gallery, Inc., et al. v. Patricia Bauman, et al. and the authenticity of the Alexander Calder mobile Rio Nero. The files contain correspondence, purchase and shipping records, and legal documents. The collection also includes printed material and photographs of the mobile.
This accession includes the curatorial records of Roy Sieber, Associate Director of Collections and Research, with related material produced by Rosyln A. Walker, Research Curator; Bryna Freyer and Andrea Nicolls, Assistant Curators; and Philip L. Ravenhill, Chief Curator. The records primarily document the National Museum of African Art's (NMAfA) inaugural …
Sylvia Fein papers
The papers of painter and author Sylvia Fein measure 5.9 linear feet and date from 1936 to 2011. The papers primarily document her friendships with other artists from the Wisconsin-based Magic Realist group, including Dudley Huppler, John Wilde, Marshall Glasier, and Karl Priebe, as well as her career as a painter and her work on the books Heidi's Horse and First Drawings: Genesis of Visual Thinking. Documentation consists of scattered biographical material, extensive correspondence, project files, writings by Huppler and others, printed material, photographs, artwork by Wilde and Glasier, and scrapbooks.
Makler Gallery records
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.