Long Island, N.Y.
Collection size: 3.4 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Gallery files containing correspondence, receipts, price lists, clippings, and photographs of the gallery and of works of art; files on ca. 85 artists, files on other art galleries, museums, and art organizations. Also included are an account book; 11 pamphlets listing prints; 3 handbooks of miscellaneous exhibition announcements and catalogs, some annotated.
Included are 15 files of materials on Childe Hassam including biographical data, bills of sale, correspondence, exhibition lists with prices, clippings, announcements and photographs, and 19 files on the Marie Sterner Gallery, including materials on various museums, such as the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Cleveland Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and a photograph of Sterner, 1921.
Biographical/Historical Note: Art gallery, Bridgehampton, Long Island, N.Y., formerly Leonard Clayton Gallery, New York, N.Y., founded by Leonard Clayton when he took over the Marie Sterner Gallery. Later with his niece, Mary C. Liberatore, they established Clayton-Liberatore Gallery.
Donated 1979-1981 by Mary C. Liberatore of the Clayton-Liberatore Gallery.