G.R.D. Studio records, 1921-1970

G.R.D. Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Art gallery
New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 2.0 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Letters, writings, business records, sketches, printed matter and photographs relating to the gallery and Kimon Nicolaides. Gallery correspondence, 1928-1934; lists of expenses, 1928-1932; lists of exhibitions, 1928-1933; clippings, 1928-1970; a brochure for the 10th anniversary of the Art Center; a press release for a lecture by Laurence Sickman at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1939; photographs of works of art by Guy Bertin, Gladys R. Dick, Elsie Driggs, Boris Grigorev, Stephen Haweis, Anne Kutka, Helen McAuslan, Albert Moreau, and Carl Sprinchorn; and 3 prints by Carlos Camara; Kimon Nicolaides material includes correspondence of Jean S. Roosevelt, Anne Kutka, Lester Burbank Bridaham, Mamie Harmon, William L. Taylor, Fred S. Hynd, and others. Most letters are dated after Nicolaides' death and pertain to efforts to build his reputation by having a memorial exhibition in 1939, traveling exhibitions, the publication of his book on drawing (THE NATURAL WAY TO DRAW), and preparation of a biography about him.

Biographical/Historical Note: Non-profit art gallery, New York City. Founded by Jean S. Roosevelt in honor of her sister Gladys Roosevelt Dick, an artist. Kimon Nicolaides was art director.

Donated 1972 by Jean Roosevelt and Mamie Harmon, a student of Nicolaides.

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