Howard Wise Gallery records, 1943-1985

A Finding Aid to the Howard Wise Gallery Records, 1943-1969, in the Archives of American Art, by Catherine S. Gaines

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Historical Information

After twenty-five years as president of Arco Company, his family's industrial paint and varnish manufacturing business in Cleveland, Howard Wise (1903-1989) sold his interest in the business and began to pursue his own artistic interests. The Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture opened in Cleveland in 1957 and operated for the next five years. It first showed School of Paris and New York painters and also sold prints. With the exception of a few collectors and loyal customers, Clevelanders did not appreciate Wise's efforts to bring the best new art from all over the world to the city. The Cleveland Plain Dealer ran several editorials ridiculing modern art in general and Howard Wise and his gallery in particular. Attendance was poor and Wise decided to relocate to New York.

After a year of searching for a suitable location and renovating the space, Howard Wise Gallery opened at 50 West 57th Street in 1960. The gallery generated excitement among visitors and artists, and sales and attendance were much better than in Cleveland. After closing the Cleveland gallery in 1961 Wise never again returned to his native city. Despite being well received and conducting significantly more business in New York, the gallery was not a great financial success. Between 1962 and 1965, art consultant Douglas MacAgy, a friend and the former director of the Dallas Museum of Art, worked with Wise in running the gallery. Although the critics were not always favorably impressed, Howard Wise Gallery had a significant following and made important contributions through its support of the use of technology in art, specifically kinetic and light sculpture and the video art movement.

By the late 1960s, Wise recognized that a gallery setting was not suitable for many of the new art forms. He closed Howard Wise Gallery in 1970 so that he could focus his energy and resources on exploring the best way to support environmental sculpture, political work, and video art. Wise founded Electronic Arts Intermix in 1971. Originally an artist-run umbrella organization, today Electronic Arts Intermix is a non-profit videotape distribution service and editing facility, that has amassed a very important and highly regarded video art collection.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The records of the Howard Wise Gallery in New York, and its predecessor the Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture in Cleveland, Ohio, measure 11.4 linear feet and date from 1943-1969. Records consist of correspondence, artist files, exhibition files, business records, and miscellaneous records that document the activities of Wise's gallery in Cleveland from 1957-1961 and, to a much lesser extent, his gallery in New York City from 1960-1968. A 3.0 linear foot addition to the collection received in 2011 dates from 1966-1985 and contains 40 video recordings primarily created by Wise documenting several artists and other subjects, a small notebook with notes on the videos, as well as artist correspondence, including with Charlotte Moorman and Vassilakis Takis, a letter from Archibald Cox, exhibition files, photographic slides of works of art and exhibition installations, documents relating to the history of the Howard Wise Gallery, records of loans of artworks to museum exhibitions, writings by Wise, and lists of artworks in his personal collection.

Correspondence (2 linear feet) documents the operations of Wise's galleries in Cleveland and New York. A few subject files and a small amount of Howard Wise's personal correspondence (some predating the gallery) are also included in this series.

Artist files (3.25 linear feet) contain varying combinations of correspondence, printed material, notes and writings, and photographs. Most artists represented in this series were affiliated with Howard Wise Gallery either in Cleveland or New York City, but some files are for individuals of potential interest to the gallery. A small series of exhibition files (0.75 feet) containing correspondence, printed material, guest lists, and notes is far from complete. The files primarily document shows presented at Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture in Cleveland, although a few are for exhibitions held in New York.

Business records (2.4 linear feet) include records of cash disbursements that are primarily for Howard Wise's travel and entertainment expenses. Business memoranda and correspondence between the Cleveland and New York galleries document sales, inventory, shipments and financial information. Miscellaneous records (3 folders) consist of writings by Howard Wise and Douglas MacAgy, and photographs of the Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture in Cleveland.

A 3.0 linear foot addition received in 2011 contains correspondence between Wise and Charlotte Moorman and Vassilakis Takis and a letter from Archibald Cox, exhibition files, writings by Wise, artists' files for Arshile Gorky and Vassilakis Takis, a list of artwork, and other miscellaney. There are 40 video recordings, mainly by Howard Wise and include video portraits of artists and community figures, home movies, openings, studio visits, social gatherings, performances, and panel discussions primarily recorded in Wellfleet, Mass., with subjects including Serge Chermayeff, Ethel Edwards, Marcel Breuer, Isaac Asimov, Jean Dubuffet's Cou Cou Bazaar, Robert Jay Lifton, Juliet Kepes, Sidney Simon, Castle Hill Art School, Left Bank and Cove Galleries, Al Jensen at Pace Galleries, Xavier Gonzalez, Lilli Saarinen, Jack and Marty Hall, Bobby and Priscilla Baker, Castle Hill Pottery, Thomas Messer, Edwin Dickenson, Jack Tworkov, Cherry Stone Gallery, Olaf and Marianne Hammerstein, and Gyorgy Kepes. Also found are a video by Hannah Wilke and a video copy of a film by Len Lye. A small notebook is found documenting video recordings made by Wise.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following index terms:

  • MacAgy, Douglas, 1913-
  • Wise, Howard
  • Art galleries, Commercial--New York (State)--New York
  • Art galleries, Commercial--Ohio--Cleveland
  • Art, Modern
  • Kinetic sculpture
  • Photographs
  • Video art

Provenance

The Howard Wise Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1971 by Howard Wise and in 2011 by Barbara Wise, Howard Wise's widow via Dana Kasarsky, Wise's daughter-in-law.

Separated and Related Materials

Materials consisting of publicity, correspondence, exhibition plans, text of an exhibition catalog, and photographs relating to Howard Kiesler were loaned to the Archives for microfilming in 1970 on reels N70-77, and returned to the Howard Wise Gallery. These records are not further described in the container listing of this finding aid.

Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Howard Wise conducted by Paul Cummings on February 22, 1971. The Harvard Art Museum Archives also holds archival records of the Howard Wise Gallery.

How the Collection was Processed

The records were processed in 2006 and 2011 by Catherine S. Gaines, although the addition received in 2011 was not further integrated into existing series. Audiovisual archivist Megan McShea further updated the finding aid in 2016.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Howard Wise Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Available Formats

Many of the video recordings in the unprocessed addition have been preserved, and digital copies are available for researchers in the Archives of American Art offices.

How to Cite this Collection

Howard Wise Gallery records, 1943-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence, 1943-1967
(Boxes 1-2; 2.0 linear ft.)

Correspondence with collectors, clients, art dealers, museums, arts organizations, and suppliers of goods and services documents the Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture, Cleveland, Ohio, and the Howard Wise Gallery, New York, New York. A few subject files and a small amount of Howard Wise's personal correspondence (some predating the gallery) are interfiled with the alphabetical correspondence in 1.1: Correspondence, A-Z.

This series is arranged as 2 subseries in alphabetical and chronological order respectively.

1.1: Correspondence, A-Z, 1943-1967

Box Folder
1 1 Abrams, H. N., Incorporated - American District Telegraph Co., 1958-1965
  • Abrams, H. N., Incorporated
  • Abrams, Morris
  • Academy of Medicine of Cleveland
  • Adath Jeshurun
  • Addison Gallery of American Art
  • Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation
  • Adler, Arthur M., Jr.
  • Agris Verlag Krefeld und Baden-Baden
  • Akron Beacon-Journal
  • Alan Stone Gallery (see: Stone Gallery, Alan)
  • Albert R. Lee and Co., Inc. (see: Lee, and Co., Inc., Albert R.)
  • Alevy and Cantor
  • Alexander Iolas Gallery (see: Iolas Gallery, Alexander)
  • Allen Inc., Publishers, Howard
  • Alpers, Dr. N.
  • Amel Gallery
  • American Academy in Rome
  • American District Telegraph Co.
1 2-3 American Federation of Arts, 1956-1966
1 4 American Honda - Art Colony, 1957-1965
  • American Honda
  • American Iron and Steel Institute
  • American Mutual Liability Insurance Company
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • A. M. Sachs Gallery (see: Sachs Gallery, A. M.)
  • Anderson Gallery, David
  • Andrews Moving and Storage Co.
  • Angle, Gertrude N.
  • Ansbacher, Carolyn
  • Architects Collaborative
  • Architectural Forum
  • Arco Company
  • Art Colony
1 5-6 Art Dealers Association, Inc., 1961-1965
1 7 Art Gallery of Toronto - Ayers, Kirby, 1957-1964
  • Art Gallery of Toronto
  • Arthur Tooth and Sons, Ltd. (see: Tooth and Sons, Ltd., Arthur)
  • Art Information Service ( see also: Chamberlain, Betty)
  • Art Institute of Zanesville, Ohio
  • Artist Tenants Association
  • Artistes de France Associates Incorporated
  • Artists Equity Association
  • Arts Club of Chicago
  • Art:USA:NOW
  • Ashbrook, J. B.
  • Aujourd'hui
  • Austin, Allan
  • A. W. Fenton Co., Inc. (see: Fenton Co., Inc., A. W.)
  • Ayer and Son, Inc., A. W.
  • Ayers, Kirby
1 8 Babcock Gallery - B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation of Western Reserve University, 1957-1965
  • Babcock Gallery
  • Baekland, Brooks
  • Baker, Oliver and Sylvia
  • Baker, Richard Brown
  • Balaban, M.
  • Balkwill, S. Ward
  • Ball State Teachers College
  • Barker, Walter
  • Barnard College Club of Cleveland
  • Barnes, Marion J.
  • Barone Gallery
  • Barton, Bruce, Jr.
  • Bates, Mary Louise
  • Baum School of the Allentown Art Museum
  • Baycrafters
  • Bayer, Eleanor
  • Baylor University
  • Beaird, Jane R.
  • Bedi-Rassy Art Foundry
  • Bell, J.
  • Beneson, Charles B.
  • Bennett, Richard M.
  • Berger, Frank
  • Bergmann, Robert
  • Bertha Schaefer Gallery (see: Schaefer Gallery, Bertha)
  • Bescherner, H.
  • Bey, Edie
  • Bianchini Gallery
  • Biddle, Mary A.
  • Biehle, Helen C.
  • Bill, Max
  • Bing, Louis S.
  • Birmingham Festival of Arts
  • Bishop, Robert H.
  • Blesh, Rudi
  • B. L. Marble Chair Company (see: Marble Chair Company, B. L.)
  • B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation of Western Reserve University
1 9 Bode, Arnold - Butler Institute of American Art, 1956-1965
  • Bode, Arnold
  • Bolles Gallery
  • Bollinger Transport
  • Bolton, Frances P.
  • Bolton, Kenyon C.
  • Bond, Douglas
  • Bonfoey Company
  • Boone, Pat
  • Borgenicht Gallery, Inc., Grace
  • Borsick, Helen
  • Bosse, M. J.
  • Boston Truck Company
  • Bourlet and Sons, Ltd., James
  • Boutourllilne, Serge
  • Bovasso, Julie
  • Bowker Company, R. R.
  • Bragazzi, Olive
  • Brahan, Diane W.
  • Brantford Arts Council
  • Brata Frame Shop
  • Brazilian Consulate General
  • Breeze, Marion
  • Brighten, Jonny
  • Broadway Maintenance Corp.
  • Broder, Harry
  • Bronfman, Anne
  • Brooklyn Heights Art Show and Sale and Auction ( see: Charity Exhibitions)
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Brooks, David
  • Brophy, William E.
  • Brown, Leonard
  • Brown University
  • Brownheim, Mary and L. M.
  • Bruce, Alice
  • Buchanan, Harvey
  • Buckwalter, Charles
  • Budworth and Son, Inc., W. S.
  • Bulger, E.
  • Bundy Art Gallery (see: Carpenter, Harlow)
  • Burden, William A. M.
  • Burkhardt, Rudy
  • Burnham, J. S.
  • Bury, Pol
  • Butler Institute of American Art
1 10 Cage, John - Carmel Gallery, Hilda, 1957-1962
  • Cage, John
  • Cain, Edward R.
  • Calray Sales and Service Inc.
  • Cambridge Camera Exchange
  • Camp Wildwood (see also: Wildwood, Camp)
  • Canton Art Institute
  • Cardona, Rudi and Electra
  • Carmel Gallery, Hilda
1 11 Carpenter, Harlow (Bundy Art Gallery), 1961-1965
1 12 Casa la Rosa - Chamberlain, Betty, 1956-1965
  • Casa la Rosa
  • Catholic Student Center of Minnesota
  • Cauduro, Ed
  • CBS News
  • Chakin, Nathan
  • Chamberlain, Betty ( see also: Art Information Service)
1 13 Charity Exhibitions, 1960-1963
1 14 Chase Manhattan Bank - Cleveland Institute of Art, 1952-1964
  • Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Chemists' Club
  • Ching, William
  • Chrysler, Walter P., Jr.
  • Cimaise
  • Cinema 16
  • Citron, Kasper H.
  • City Art Museum of St. Louis
  • City of New York
  • Clague, John
  • Clare College
  • Clark, Harold T.
  • Clayburgh, A. M.
  • Clert, Iris
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Cleveland Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.
  • Cleveland Council on World Affairs
  • Cleveland Institute of Art
1 15-16 Cleveland Museum of Art, 1943-1964
1 17 Cleveland Museum of Natural History - Cummings, Willard, 1954-1964
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Cleveland News
  • Cleveland Paint Varnish and Lacquer Association
  • Cleveland Press
  • Coe, Ralph M.
  • Cohen, Barbara Joseloff
  • Cohen, Bess J.
  • Cohen, Ira
  • Cohen, John H.
  • Cohen, Joseph H.
  • Cole, Timothy
  • Collegiate School
  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  • Columbia Museum of Art
  • Comit� des arts du congr�s pur la libert� de la culture
  • Conde, John P.
  • Container Corporation of America
  • Contemporaries Gallery
  • Contemporary Furniture Showrooms, Inc.
  • Continental Bank
  • Cook, Mrs. John
  • Cooper, Mr.
  • Cooper, Mrs. Henry C.
  • Corcoran, Arthur
  • Cordier and Ekstrom, Inc.
  • CORE
  • Cornell University
  • Corporate Publications, Inc.
  • Corrigan, Robert
  • Council for the Retarded Child
  • Cowan, Robert D.
  • Cowie Galleries
  • Cowles, John, Jr.
  • Cramer, Red and Beth
  • Cramer, Worth C.
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Credit Bureau of Greater New York, Inc.
  • Crehan, Hubert
  • Crespi, H.
  • Cross, Christopher
  • Crown Publishers, Inc.
  • Cummings, Willard
1 18 Danes, Gibson A. - Dorfman, Ralph, 1957-1964
  • Danes, Gibson A.
  • D'Arcy Advertising Agency
  • D'Arcy Galleries
  • Davenport, Leroy
  • David Anderson Gallery (see: Anderson Gallery, David)
  • Davidson, Barbara
  • Davis, Abram D.
  • Day, Lucien
  • Day Nursery Association of Cleveland
  • deAenllie Gallery, Roland
  • Deitsch, Peter H.
  • Delgado Museum of Fine Arts
  • Dempsey, Jeanette
  • Denny, Joann
  • De Sauz�, Emile B.
  • Des Moines Art Center
  • Design Research
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Dewey, Joseph
  • Diamond, Harold
  • Dickens,Charles
  • Dietz, David
  • Dilexi Gallery
  • Dill, Bayard
  • Dorfman, Ralph
1 19 Dotrement, Philippe, 1963-1964
1 20 Douglass College - Feigen, Richard L., 1957-1963
  • Douglass College
  • Dowling, Robert W.
  • Downey, Morton
  • Downtown Gallery
  • Duncan, Alexander D.
  • Duschnes, Philip G.
  • Dykes, Victor
  • Eason, Winston
  • Eden, Paul L.
  • Editions de la Connaissance
  • ?ditions M. Lacouriere
  • Edmunds Scientific Co.
  • Educational Alliance
  • Efron, George
  • Eiseman, Helen
  • Eliot, Elizabeth
  • Elliott, Stanley B.
  • Emerman, Bernard
  • Emerson Public Schools
  • England, Dan
  • Ernest Wittenberg Public Relations (see: Wittenberg, Ernest, Public Relations)
  • ESSO Research and Engineering Company
  • Esther Robles Gallery (see: Robles Gallery, Esther)
  • Evansville Museum of Arts and Science
  • Eyles, Sybil
  • Facchetti, Paul
  • Fahnestock, Samuel L.
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Fairweather-Hardin Gallery
  • FAR Gallery
  • Feigen, Richard L.
1 21 Fenton Co., Inc., A. W., 1957-1964
1 22 Ferus Gallery - Garfinkel, Stanley, 1957-1964
  • Ferus Gallery
  • Fike, C. A.
  • Finch College Museum
  • Fine Arts Associates
  • Fine, Jacob
  • FIT Alumni Association (see: Charity Exhibitions)
  • Fitch, George H.
  • Flannigan, Dennis
  • Flesheim, S. W.
  • Flint Institute of Arts
  • Foshee, Rufus
  • Four Seasons
  • Fox, Claire
  • Freeman, Stanley
  • French, Winsor
  • Fried Gallery, Rose
  • Friedman, Frances R.
  • Frumkin, Allen
  • Fuldheim, Dorothy
  • Gabriel, Robert
  • Galerie Arnaud
  • Galerie Claude Bernard
  • Galerie d'Art Moderne
  • Galerie D. Benador
  • Galerie de France
  • Galerie im Griechenbeisl
  • Galerie Springer Berlin
  • Galerie Stadler
  • Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna
  • Gallery Conquistador
  • Gallery Moos
  • Gallery One
  • Gallery Passport, Ltd.
  • Gandola, Paul
  • Gans, David M.
  • Garfinkel, Stanley
1 23 Gauguin (carved cabinet), 1964
1 24 Geigy Chemical Corporation - Gimpel Fils, Ltd., 1957-1964
  • Geigy Chemical Corporation
  • Geller, Abraham W.
  • General Fireproofing Company
  • Gerlach, Rose D.
  • Gerson, Otto, Gallery
  • Gibbs, David
  • Gifford, Sanford
  • Gilford Leather Co.
  • Gimpel Fils, Ltd.
1 25 Gingrich, Arnold - Gutman, Walter, 1957-1965
  • Gingrich, Arnold
  • Glickman, Charles
  • Goeritz, Mathias
  • Golodowsky, Noah
  • Gonzales, Boyer
  • Goodman, N. N.
  • Goodman, Percival
  • Goodman, Robert B.
  • Goodrich Industrial Products
  • Goodsell, C. H.
  • Gotham Gallery
  • Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Inc. (see: Borgenicht Gallery, Inc., Grace)
  • Graff, Robert D.
  • Graham Gallery
  • Green, Mrs. Charles (Peggy)
  • Green, Edward J.
  • Greenstein, A. M.
  • Gres Gallery
  • Gries, Robert Hays
  • Gropius, Walter
  • Grossman, Ethel
  • Grossman, Marc J.
  • Grove Press
  • Grund, David
  • Gruzen, B. Sumner
  • Guggenheim Foundation
  • Guillermin and Mollet
  • Gump's
  • Gutman, Walter
1 26 Haas, Albert - Hurd, K. F., 1950-1966
  • Haas, Albert
  • Hagen, Yvonne
  • Hahn Bros. Fireproof Warehouses, Inc.
  • Hall, John H.
  • Halle Brothers
  • Halle, Hortense
  • Halle, Kay
  • Halley, Donald M.
  • Hallmark Art Awards
  • Hammarstrum, Marianne
  • Hamon, Jake L. and Nancy B.
  • Hancy, Lawrence
  • Hannibal, J.
  • Harper's Bazaar
  • Harris, Alfred W,
  • Harrison and Abramowit
  • Haskins, Lester
  • Hathaway Brown School
  • Haupt, Ira
  • Hawken School
  • Hawkins, Erick
  • Hazen, Joseph H.
  • Hecht, Sidney A.
  • Heller, Ben
  • Hempel, Gardiner
  • Henderson, Priscilla A. B.
  • Herbert, David
  • Herron Art Institute, John
  • Hilda Carmel Gallery (see: Carmel Gallery, Hilda)
  • Hillman, Kay Merrill
  • Hiser, Mrs. Harold R., Jr.
  • H. N. Abrams, Incorporated (see: Abrams Incorporated, H. N.)
  • Hoffman, Junius
  • Hollis, H. C.
  • Holzheimers' Interiors
  • Hooker, Mrs. R. W.
  • Hoover Company
  • Horan, Frank J.
  • Horung, Robert
  • Horton, John
  • House and Garden
  • Howard, Alice
  • Hrabick, William J.
  • Hurd, K. F.
1 27 IBM Proposal - Joslyn Art Museum, 1957-1965
  • IBM Proposal
  • Igell, Herman
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
  • International Directory of Arts
  • Iolas Gallery, Alexander
  • Irwin, Spencer D.
  • Isaacs Gallery
  • Isaacs, Reginald R.
  • Isserman, Ferdinand M.
  • It Is
  • Jackson Gallery, Martha
  • James Bourlet and Sons, Ltd. (see: Bourlet and Sons, Ltd., James)
  • James Gallery
  • James, Wanda
  • Janis, Sidney, Gallery
  • Janss, Edwin
  • Jayfro
  • Jerrold Morris International Gallery Limited (see: Morris International Gallery Limited, Jerrold)
  • John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art (see: Ringling Museum of Art, John and Mabel)
  • John Herron Art Institute (see: Herron Art Institute, John)
  • Johns-Manvillle
  • Johnson, Margarita
  • Johnson, Philip C.
  • Johnson, Theodate
  • Joseph, Frank E.
  • Joslyn Art Museum
1 28 Kane, Michael - KYW Television, 1957-1964
  • Kane, Michael
  • Kareka, R. C.
  • Katan, Maurits
  • Kelleher, Joe
  • Kelsey, Sam
  • Kennedy, Jacqueline
  • Kenneth Lynch and Sons (see: Lynch and Sons, Kenneth)
  • Kent School
  • Ketterer, Roman Norbert
  • Kiefer, Anna A.
  • Kinney, Anna
  • Kirstein, Lincoln
  • KLH Research
  • Knox, Seymour H.
  • Kootz, Samuel
  • Kornbluh, Edward C.
  • Krakower, Arnold
  • Kramer, Hilton
  • Krannert Art Museum ( see: University of Illinois)
  • Kronick, William
  • Krotinger, Myron N.
  • Kryl, Bohumir
  • Kulicke Frames, Inc.
  • Kunstsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen
  • KYW Radio
  • KYW Television
1 30 Lakewood Art League - Lerner Publications, 1952-1964
  • Lakewood Art League
  • Lambert, J. O.
  • Landor, Walter and Associates
  • Lang, Fran and H. Jack
  • Lannan Foundation
  • Lannan, J. Patrick
  • Lansing, Charles B.
  • Laurel School
  • Laurence, Dean
  • Lazar, Albert
  • Lebron, James J.
  • Lee and Co., Inc., Albert R.
  • Lefebre Gallery
  • Legros, M. J.
  • Leighton, Kaye
  • Lemmon, Cyril W.
  • Lerner Publications
Box Folder
2 1 Lescaze, William - Madison, Geraldine, 1958-1964
  • Lescaze, William
  • Levin, Jeanne
  • Lewis, C. McKenzie
  • Lidgerwood, William V.
  • Life Magazine
  • Lipinsky, Lino S.
  • List, Mrs. Albert
  • Litchfield, Dorothy Hale
  • Little Red School House ( see: Charity Exhibitions)
  • Littlefield, William H.
  • Living Theatre
  • Lloyd, Mrs. H. Gates
  • Loesser, Mrs. Arthur
  • l'Oeuvre Grav�e
  • Long Beach Island Art Foundation
  • Lord, John
  • Love, Ruth Winfield
  • Lucas, John and Sikie
  • Lye, Ann
  • Lynch, Kenneth and Sons
  • MacDowell Colony
  • Macomber, Connie and Pete
  • Madison, Geraldine
2 2 Maeght, Aim� (Galerie Maeght; Maeght Editeur), 1957-1959
2 3 Magriel, Paul - Minerva Printing Corp., 1951-1965
  • Magriel, Paul
  • Majewski, Marek
  • Mandel, Samuel
  • Mannes, L.
  • Marble Chair Company, B. L.
  • Maremont, Arnold H.
  • Maringer, Carol
  • Marsh and McLennan
  • Marshall, Marvin V.
  • Martha Jackson Gallery (see: Jackson Gallery, Martha)
  • Martin Widdifield Gallery (see: Widdifield Gallery, Martin)
  • Marx, Hilda
  • Massie, Edward
  • Massilon Museum
  • Mattos, Astres
  • Mayer Gallery
  • Mayo Hill Colony Club
  • Mayse, Purney
  • McBride, Mrs. Malcolm L.
  • McClellan, H. Chad
  • McDonald, Dorcas
  • McGee, Winston
  • McGinnis, Mrs. Patrick
  • McLaughlin, Charles E.
  • Mead Corporation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medusa, La
  • Melamed, A.
  • Mellon, Gertrude A.
  • Merrill, Turben and Company, Inc.
  • Metro
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Meyer, Carl
  • Meyer, Carl F. G., IV
  • Mezzalama, Francesco
  • Midwestern University
  • Minerva Printing Corp.
2 4 Minneapolis Institute of Arts - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1956-1964
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co.
  • Modernage Photographic Services
  • Moderna Museet
  • Molnar, Eleanor
  • Molton Gallery
  • Montefiore Home
  • Moore, Dan T.
  • Moore, George S.
  • Moore, Mrs, Paul
  • Moreland, C. A.
  • Morris International Gallery Limited, Jerrold
  • Morris, Robert and Eleanor
  • Morris, Mrs. William
  • Morse, A. Reynolds
  • Morton, Alastair
  • Moss, Moe
  • Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
  • Motive Magazine
  • Mount Sinai Hospital of Cleveland
  • Mount Union College
  • Multiplex Display Fixture Co.
  • Mundane Club
  • Munro, Eleanor
  • Murphy, Gerald
  • Murray Co., George A.
  • Mus�e National d'Art Moderne
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2 5-6 Museum of Modern Art, 1959-1963
2 7 Myers, Forrest - Palmer, A., 1952-1963
  • Myers, Forrest
  • Nasher, Raymond D.
  • Nassau, Jason
  • National Conference of Christians and Jews
  • National Council of Jewish Women, Inc., North Essex Section ( see: Charity Exhibitions)
  • National Institute of Arts and Letters
  • National Jewish Monthly
  • Nelson Gallery of Art, William R.
  • Neuberger, Roy
  • Neuman, Eckhard
  • Nevelson, Mike
  • Newark Museum
  • New Canaan Library Art Committee
  • Newhouse, Mrs. Samuel I.
  • Newman, Muriel
  • Newsweek
  • New York Graphic Society
  • New York Herald Tribune
  • New York Public Library
  • New Yorker
  • Night in Budapest Committee
  • Nolan, Mildred
  • Nordness Gallery
  • Noyes, Eliot
  • N. W. Ayer and Son, Inc. (see: Ayer and Son, Inc., N. W.)
  • Oakwood Club
  • Obata, Gyo
  • Obelisco Gallery, L'
  • Obelisk Gallery
  • Ohio Desk Company
  • Ohio Society of New York
  • Ohio University
  • Oliphant, Stephen D.
  • Olivier, Lawrence
  • Orleans Gallery
  • Orswell, Lois
  • Otto Gerson Gallery, Inc. (see: Gerson Gallery, Otto)
  • Overton, Douglas
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pahlmann, William
  • Palmer, A.
2 8 Panza, Giuseppe - Pyrotronics, 1958-1967
  • Panza, Giuseppe
  • Park Crescent Hotel
  • Parks, Anita Jackson
  • Parsons, Betty
  • Payson, Hal
  • Penney, Charles
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Peratt, Valentine
  • Peterson, Thomas F.
  • Phipps, T. J.
  • Piccarello, Frank, Jr.
  • Pictures on Exhibit
  • Pirandello
  • Polaroid Corporation
  • Pollock, Lewis G.
  • Pollock, Peter
  • Pond, Pearl Cowles
  • Poole College
  • Poole, Lynn
  • Portable Gallery Color Slides
  • Posner, Henry, Sr.
  • Print Club of Cleveland
  • Print Council of America
  • Pryun, Mrs. R. L.
  • Purdue University
  • Putnam, John B.
  • PVI Gallery
  • Pyrotronics
2 9 Rapuano, Michael - Rutgers University, 1952-1964
  • Rapuano, Michael
  • Ratner, Anne
  • Rattner, Abraham
  • Redfern Gallery, Ltd.
  • Reichel, Miriam Brudno
  • Reichold, Henry H.
  • Relph, Grace
  • Revel Travel Service
  • Reynolds, R. S., Jr.
  • Richards, Meryl
  • Richelle Gallery
  • Rillison, Mrs. Lawrence
  • Rindler, L. A.
  • Ringling Museum of Art, John and Mabel
  • Roanoke Fine Arts Center
  • Robertson, Bryan
  • Robles Gallery, Esther
  • Robson, Elizabeth Stone
  • Rockefeller
  • Rockefeller, David
  • Rockefeller Institute
  • Rockefeller, Nelson A.
  • Rodriguez, Marcial
  • Roland deAenllie Gallery (see: deAenllie Gallery, Roland)
  • Rome-New York Art Foundation, Inc.
  • Rose Fried Gallery (see: Fried Gallery, Rose)
  • Rosen, Israel
  • Rosenberg, Mrs. Edwin
  • Rosenthal, Arthur J.
  • Rothstsein, Anna
  • Rowfant Club
  • R. Scherer, Inc. (see: Scherer Inc., R.)
  • Rubin, William S.
  • Rubinfield, Donald
  • Russell, Alfred
  • Rutgers University
2 10 Sachs Gallery, A. M. - Segy Gallery, 1949-1966
  • Sachs Gallery, A. M.
  • Saidenberg, Eleanor
  • Saint Mary's College
  • St. Moritz Hotel
  • Salant, Mrs. Walter
  • Salon de Mai
  • Salt Lake City Public Library
  • Saltonstall, Nathaniel
  • Sampliner, Mrs. Paul
  • Sanborn, William E.
  • Sandbert, W.
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Sarnoff, Robert
  • Saturday Review
  • Scaife, Richard M.
  • Schaefer Gallery, Bertha
  • Scherer Inc., R.
  • Schermerhorn Gallery
  • Schloss, Charles M.
  • Schmalenbach, Werner
  • Schmeller, Alfred
  • Schmitt, Dorothy
  • Schofield, Barbara
  • School Art League
  • Schreiber, Taft B.
  • Schultz, Olga
  • Schultz Roofing, P. W.
  • Schwartz, Charles
  • Scientific American
  • Seattle Post Intelligencer
  • Segal, Walter
  • Seglen, Philip M.
  • Segrestan, Mrs. Jacque
  • Segy Gallery
2 11 Seiberling, J. Fred - Speyer, Darthea, 1957-1964
  • Seiberling, J. Fred
  • Selby, Lynn
  • Selden, George
  • Seuphon, Michel
  • Seymour, William and Florence
  • Shaker Heights City School District
  • Shaker Square Travel Service
  • Sheldon, Albert M.
  • Shestack, M. M.
  • Short Run Color Corporation
  • Show Magazine
  • Sidney Janis Gallery (see: Janis Gallery, Sidney)
  • Siff, Aida d'Agostino
  • Singer, Mrs. Albert
  • Singer Company
  • Skidmore College
  • Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
  • Sloan Gallery of American Painting
  • Sloss, Lily
  • Smith, C. Lee, Jr.
  • Smith, D. C.
  • Smith, Frank F.
  • Smith, Ray
  • Smoluchowski, Roman
  • Society for the Advancement of Judaism
  • Society of Gourmets for the Leisure Arts, Inc.
  • Solinger, David M. and Hope
  • Soltz, Al
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Special Surveys
  • Sperling, Mrs. Milton
  • Sperry, Victoria
  • Speyer, Darthea
2 12 Spock, Benjamin - Syracuse University, 1957-1964
  • Spock, Benjamin
  • Springger-Penquin Company
  • Sprinzen, Harold
  • Stable Gallery
  • Staempfeli Gallery, Inc.
  • Stamford Jewish Center
  • State Teachers College (Slippery Rock, Pa.)
  • State University College (Fredonia, N. Y.)
  • State University of Iowa
  • Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences
  • Stedelijk van Abbemuseum Eindhoven
  • Stein, Ronald
  • Steinberg, Saul
  • Stewart, Sam E.
  • Stillman, Rufus C.
  • Stockton, Robert S. and Ann
  • Stone Gallery, Alan
  • Stone, David C.
  • Stowe Area Association, Inc.
  • Strauss, Marion
  • Streitmann, A. P.
  • Stroup, Beatrice Moore
  • Strub, Henry
  • Studio Magazine
  • Suburban Temple Women's Committee
  • Swarthmore College
  • Sweeney, James Johnson
  • Sylvester, Edmund
  • Syracuse University
2 13 Tanager Gallery - United States Steel Corporation, 1950-1966
  • Tanager Gallery
  • Tangerman, R. S.
  • Tannhauser, Justin
  • Tate Gallery
  • Tatelbaum, Harriet
  • Taylor, Jay
  • Taylor, Elizabeth
  • Taylor, William and Jean
  • Techbuilt, Inc.
  • Temple
  • Temple B'nai Sholom ( see: Charity Exhibitions)
  • Temple Emanuel
  • Ten Thirty Gallery
  • Tenenbaum, Frieda
  • Thibaut Gallery
  • Tiffany and Co.
  • Tile Classics
  • Tishman, Robert V.
  • Titelman, Mrs. Frank M.
  • Toledo Museum of Art
  • Tooth and Sons, Ltd., Arthur
  • Tower Fellowship
  • Tower Press
  • Tremco Manufacturing Company
  • Trenton State College
  • Trigg, Ernest T.
  • True Magazine
  • Tudor, Charles
  • Tudor Publishing Co.
  • Turn Toward Peace ( see: Charity Exhibitions)
  • Tuttie, Irwin and Nancy
  • Twentieth Century Gallery
  • Tyson Operating Company, Inc.
  • Ullman, A. James
  • UNICEF
  • Uniontown Friends of Art Committee
  • United Air Lines
  • United Appeal of Greater Cleveland
  • United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York
  • United Palestine Appeal
  • United States Customs
  • United States Department of Commerce
  • United States Information Agency
  • United States Post Office
  • United States Steel Corporation
2 14 University of Alabama - Waldorf, Dorothy Densmore, 1957-1964
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Southern Illinois
  • University of Washington
  • University School Alumni Association
  • Vaiksnoras, Anthony J.
  • Van der Beek, Stan
  • Van der Marck, Jan H.
  • Van Dyke, J. Brooks
  • Vanik, Charles A.
  • Venice Bienale
  • Verlag M. Dumont Schauberg
  • Village Voice
  • Viviano, Catherine
  • Vocational Guidance and Rehabilitation Services
  • Vogel, Amos
  • Waddington Galleries
  • Wade, Jeptha H.
  • Wake Forest College
  • Walden School
  • Waldhorns Interiors
  • Waldorf, Dorothy Densmore
2 15-16 Walker Art Center, 1958-1964
2 17 Walkup, Park E. - Western Adjustment and Inspection Co., 1951-1964
  • Walkup, Park E.
  • Wallace, Sylvia C.
  • Walling, Hayden
  • Walter Landor and Associates (see: Landor and Associates, Walter)
  • Ware, Paul and Betty
  • Warwick and Legler, Inc. Advertising
  • Wayne, June
  • WDOK Radio
  • Wise, Samuel D.
  • Webb Chapter No. 14, Royal Arch Masons
  • Weber, John
  • Weese, Harry
  • Weidler, Charlotte
  • Weidlinger, Madeleine
  • Weil, Freddie and Ann
  • Weil, Eilene
  • Weil, Helen L.
  • Weil, R. K.
  • Weil, Walter
  • Weill, Guy and Lucy
  • Weis, David and Jeanette
  • Weisman, Fred
  • Wellesley College
  • Welton, Karlyn
  • Wengroth, Richard A.
  • Wenstrup, Margaret
  • WERE Radio
  • West Village Committee
  • Westbury Hotel
  • Western Adjustment and Inspection Co.
2 Western Reserve University
2 18 Advisory Committee on Music (re: affiliation with Cleveland Institute of Music), 1952-1953
2 19 Correspondence with President John S. Millis and Others (Howard Wise, Trustee), 1951-1963
2 20 "Looking at Modern Art" (study/discussion course held at Howard Wise Gallery), 1958-1959
2 21 Visiting Committee on Visual Arts, 1957-1959
2 22 Westlake Plastics Co. - Wofford College, 1957-1966
  • Westlake Plastics Co.
  • Weston, S. Burns
  • Westport Community Art Association
  • Weyhe Gallery
  • White, John F.
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Wick, Kenneth B.
  • Wickham, Ben
  • Widdifield Gallery, Martin
  • Wildenstein Gallery
  • Wilder, Nicholas
  • Wildwood, Camp
  • Wilkinson, Kirk
  • Willard Gallery
  • William R. Nelson Gallery of Art (see: Nelson Gallery of Art, William R.)
  • Williams, Kay
  • Williams, Oscar
  • Wilson, Ralph
  • Winton, D. Mike
  • Wise, John
  • Wise, Victor
  • Wittenberg Public Relations, Ernest
  • Wixom, Nancy
  • Woehle, Fritz
  • Wofford College
2 23 Women's City Club of Cleveland, 1958-1960
2 24 Wood, Remsen - Zimmerman, Mrs. Isadore J., 1957-1966
  • Wood, Remsen
  • Woodward Foundation
  • Woody, Russell O., Jr.
  • Woollen, Evans
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology
  • World House Galleries
  • WPAT Radio
  • Wragge, Sydney
  • Wurtzburger, Alan
  • Wurzburger, Paul D.
  • York, Scott R.
  • Yoseido Gallery
  • Young, Stephen M.
  • Zabriskie Gallery
  • Zadok, Charles
  • Zanini, Walter
  • Zegman, Freda
  • Zero-Max Industries, Incorporated
  • Zimmerman, Mrs. Isadore J.

1.2: New York Gallery Correspondence, 1962-1965

This subseries consists of the correspondence of Howard Wise, several gallery employees, and art consultant Douglas MacAgy, and documents the operations and activities of Howard Wise Gallery, New York.

Box Folder
3 25-27 New York Gallery Correspondence, 1962-1965

Series 2: Artist Files, 1950-1968
(Boxes 3-6; 3.25 linear ft.)

Most artists represented in this series were affiliated with Howard Wise Gallery either in Cleveland or New York City, but some files are for individuals of possible interest to the gallery. Files contain varying combinations of correspondence, printed material, notes, writings, and photographs.

Files are arranged alphabetically by artist name.

Box Folder
3 1 Aach, Herbert, 1960-1967, undated
3 2 Abend, George, 1950-1964, undated
3 3 Afro (Basaldella), 1957, undated
3 4 Ahr, Dick, 1960
3 5 Aldcroft, Richard, 1967
3 6 Altamura, Frank P., 1960
3 7 Altman, Harold, 1959-1960
3 8 Armitage, Kenneth, undated
3 9 Barker, Walter, 1961
3 10 Barnet, Will, 1958-1959
3 11 Barr, Norman, 1961
3 12 Barr�, Martin and Martine, 1957-1960
3 13 Barry, Carver S., 1958
3 14-15 Bayer, Herbert, 1957-1965, undated
3 16 Bayliss, George, undated
3 17 Bell, Trevor, 1962, undated
3 18 Benton, Fletcher, 1966
3 19 Bergman, Anna Eva, 1958
3 20 Bergschneider, John, 1961
3 21 Bernstein, Sylvia, 1959
3 22 Berrocal, Miguel, 1958
3 23 Bertrand, Huguette-Arthur, 1957-1963, undated
3 24 Bertschmann, Harry, 1957-1961
3 25 Bhandt, Cort Leigh, 1958
3 26 Birch, James A., 1959
3 27 Bird, G., 1958
3 28 Blake, John, 1963
3 29 Blielfield, Stanley, 1961
3 30 Blow, Sandra, 1958, undated
3 31 Bolomey, R. H., 1961
3 32 Bookatz, Samuel, 1959
3 33 Booth, Cameron, 1961-1965
3 34 Brainard, Owen, 1960
3 35 Braque, Georges, 1958
3 36 Brenson, Theodore, 1958-1959
3 37-38 Briggs, Ernest, 1954-1964, undated
3 39 Brose, Morris, undated
3 40 Brown, Milton, 1967
3 41 Buggiani, Paolo, 1968
3 42 Burlin, Paul, 1961
3 43 Cajori, Charles, 1961-1965, undated
3 44 Calcagno, Lawrence, 1958-1959
3 45 Campitelli, Russell, 1960
3 46 Casarella, Edmond, 1957-1961
3 47 Cash, James G., undated
3 48 Celentano, Francis, 1964-1967, undated
3 49 Chagall, Marc, 1957-1960, undated
3 50 Chesini, Sergio Dino, 1960
3 51 Christoforou, 1960-1961, undated
3 52 Citron, Mina, 1956-1959
3 53 Clark, Ed, undated
3 54 Cook, Sally, 1960
3 55 Corneille, 1953-1961, undated
3 56 Cox, J. Halley, 1959
3 57 Cramer, Belle, 1960
3 58 Crawford, Ralston, 1959
3 59 Crehan, Hubert, undated
3 60 Davidson, Morris, 1959-1961
3 61 Davis, Gene, 1961
3 62 Day, Worden, 1959-1960
3 63 de Botto, Jean, 1958-1959
3 64 de Kooning, Elaine, 1959-1961, undated
3 65 de Martelli, John, undated
3 66 De Soto, Ernest, 1957-1961
3 67 Dininno, Frank A., 1961
3 68 Domato, Hisao, 1957
3 69 Dominat, Paul, 1961
3 70 Donahue, George, 1961
3 71 Drew, Joan, 1958
3 72 Drew, Ray, 1959
3 73 Dugmore, Edward, 1954-1963, undated
3 74 Dumitresco, Natalia, 1958-1962, undated
3 75 Eckhardt, Edris, 1958-1961, undated
3 76 Edwards, Ethel, 1957-1961, undated
3 77 Elliott, Stanley B., 1967-1968
3 78 Erlanger, Elizabeth N., 1959
3 79 Erol (Akayavash), 1960
3 80 Feeley, Paul, 1957
3 81 Ferber, Herbert, 1960
3 82 Ferren, John, 1959-1960
3 83 Fieto, Luis, 1960
3 84 Fine, Perle, 1959-1960
3 85 Fogel, Seymour, 1961
3 86 Fontana, Lucio, 1964-1966
3 87 Forndran, Werner, 1956
3 88 Fraenkel, Richard, 1960
3 89 Francken, Ruth, 1956-1962, undated
3 90 Frank, Emily, 1962
3 91 Frasconi, Antonio, undated
3 92 Freimark, Robert M., 1958
3 93 Frost, Terry, 1958-1962, undated
3 94 Gardner, Joan Andrews, 1957
3 95 Garelli, Franco, 1958-1960
3 96 Gaudneck, Walter, 1960-1965,undated
3 97 Gauguin, Tom, 1960
3 98 Geist, Stanley, 1960
3 99 Gemberling, Kathleen, 1961
3 100 Getman, William, 1957-1958
3 101 Gilleran, Peter J., 1958
3 102 Gillet, Roger Edgar, 1957-1962, undated
3 103 Gitelman, Belle S., 1961
3 104 Gladstone, Gerald, 1960, undated
3 105 Glaser, Louis, 1961
Box Folder
4 1 Goldberg, Dorothy, 1959
4 2 Goldin, Leon, 1959
4 3 Goldstein, Howard, 1960
4 4-5 Gonzalez, Xavier, 1953-1965, undated
4 6 Goodspeed, Albert, 1961
4 7 Goodyear, John, 1961-1968, undated
4 8-9 Grillo, John, 1955-1964, undated
4 10 Haacke, Hans, 1967-1968
4 11 Haass, Terry, 1957-1958
4 12 Haese, Gunter, 1964
4 13 Hague, Raoul, 1959-1960
4 14 Hammersley, Frederick, 1961
4 15 Hartung, Hans, 1957-1961, undated
4 16 Hartung, Hans and Adja Yunkers, 1958, undated
(limited edition prints)
4 17 Hazelet, Sally, 1960
4 18 Hepworth, Barbara, undated
4 19 Heron, Patrick, 1959
4 20 Hess, Minda, 1959
4 21 Hilton, Roger, 1959-1962, undated
4 22 Hios, Theo, 1961
4 23 Horiuchi, Paul, undated
4 24 Horvath, Joseph, 1958-1959
4 25 Hostetler, David, 1959
4 26 Howard, Charles, 1956-1965
4 27 Hulich, Josef, 1960
4 28 Istrati, Alexandre, 1957-1965, undated
4 29 Jacobsen, Robert, 1959
4 30 Jaeisch, Hans, 1956-1961
4 31 Johnson, James, 1958-1962, undated
4 32 Jones, John Paul, 1957
4 33 Kadish, Rueben, 1960
4 34 Kaish, Morton, undated
4 35 Kane, Robert, 1958-1960
4 36 Karoly, Fredric, 1960
4 37 Kaufman, Irving, 1960
4 38 Kepes, Gyorgy, 1958-1962, undated
4 39 Kepes, Juliet, 1958-1959
4 40 King, William, 1957
4 41 Koenig, John F., 1958-1962, undated
4 42 Kohn, Edmond, 1960
4 43-45 Krasner, Lee, 1955-1964, undated
4 46 Krushenick, Nicholas, 1960
4 47 Lamantina, James R., Jr., undated
4 48 Lamouroux, Jean, undated
4 49 Legare, Juliette, 1957-1958
4 50 Leighton, Clare, 1957-1961, undated
4 51 Lekakis, Michael, 1959-1965, undated
4 52 Levee, John, 1957-1960, undated
4 53 Levi, Josef, 1965-1966
4 54 Libal, Edward, 1958
4 55 Lipchitz, Jacques, 1955
4 56 Lister, Jeanne, 1960
4 57 Little, John, undated
4 58 Long, Hubert, 1960
4 59 MacGibney, Bruce R., undated
4 60 Maddox, Jerrold, 1962
4 61 Maisterra, N. Jose, 1961
4 62 Malicoat, Philip C., 1959
4 63 Malina, Frank, 1965-1967, undated
4 64 Manessier, Alfred, undated
4 65 Marsciano, Nicholas, 1962-1966, undated
4 66 Martine, 1959
4 67 Mason, Alden C., 1961
4 68 Masurovsky, Gregory, 1958-1963, undated
4 69 Matsumoto, Hozan, 1962
4 70 Matta, Roberto, 1958
4 71 Matthews, Joan, 1960
4 72 Mattox, Charles, 1965-1967, undated
4 73 Mayhew, Richard C., undated
4 74 McGee, Winston, 1958-1961
4 75 McManaway, David, 1966
4 76 McVey, William, 1957
4 77 Mefferd, Boyd, 1966-1968
4 78 Meneeley, Edward, 1957
4 79 Meo, Salvatore S., 1959
4 80 Metzger, Hal, 1961
Box Folder
5 1 Michaels, Glen, 1962
5 2 Miguel, C�cile, 1961
5 3 Millionzi, Victor, 1967
5 4 Mir�, Joan, 1958
5 5-6 Mitchell, Madison Fred, 1957-1965, undated
5 7 Montgomery, Frank, 1961
5 8 Morelett, 1967-1968
5 9 Morin, Thomas, 1958-1960, undated
5 10 Morris, Kyle, 1957-1958
5 11 Morris, William, 1962
5 12 Morrison, Ruth, 1961-1964
5 13 Morrow, Robert, 1960-1961
5 14 Morse, Breton, 1961
5 15 Mosca, Ivan, 1957-1960, undated
5 16 Moy, Seong, 1957-1957
5 17 Mueller, Robert, 1967
5 18 Mullen, Albert, 1959
5 19 Naberezny, Joh, 1960
5 20 Nakian, Reuben, 1960
5 21 Napoli, Giuseppi, 1960
5 22 Nay, E. W., undated
5 23 Nelson, Rolf, 1965
5 24-25 Nesbitt, Lowell, 1965-1968, undated
5 26 Nichols, E. E., 1960
5 27 Nikos (Kessanlis), 1958-1962, undated
5 28 Noguchi, Isamu, 1959
5 29 Oliver, F. M., 1967
5 30 Oppenheim, Dennis, 1967
5 31 Ortman, George, 1967
5 32 Ossorio, Alfonso, 1963
5 33 Ott, Lynfield, undated
5 34 Otta, Francesco, undated
5 35-36 Pace, Stephen, 1954-1964, undated
5 37 Pack, Rose H., 1960
5 38 Paris, Harold, 1960
5 39 Pavia, Philip, 1960
5 40 Perilli, Achille, 1957-1960
5 41 Phillips, Blanche, 1959, undated
5 42 Potter, Bernice, 1960
5 43 Powell, John M., Jr., 1960
5 44 Prokopoff, Stephen, 1960-1961
5 45 Rabkin Leo (Lights in Orbit show), 1967
5 46 Raisen, Nathan, 1964-1965
5 47 Reeves, Paul, 1958
5 48 Reinhardt, Ad, 1959-1963, undated
5 49 Renouf, Edward, 1959-1960
5 50 Rickey, George, 1963-1967
5 51 Riley, Bridget, 1964
5 52 Rocklin, Raymond, 1960
5 53 Rothko, Mark, 1959
5 54 Salk, Rita Anne, undated
5 55 Salvatore, 1958-1959
5 56 Samuels, Edward G. (Lights in Orbit Show), 1968
5 57 Satok, Ronald, 1960
5 58 Schanker, Louis, undated
5 59 Schiwetz, Bertold ("Tex"), 1957-1962
5 60 Schlemowitz, Abram, 1960-1965, undated
5 61 Schock, William, 1960
5 62 Schreiber, Martin, 1962
5 63 Schucker, Charles, 1962-1963
5 64-66 Schultze, Bernard, 1958-1957, undated
5 67 Sibley, Charles, 1960
5 68 Sirugo, Sal, 1960
5 69 Smith, David, 1959
5 70 Smith, Mitchell, 1958-1959
5 71 Smith, William G., Jr., 1958
5 72 Soto, Jesus Raphael, 1966
5 73 Soulages, Pierre, 1957-1960, undated
5 74 Soviak, Harry, 1958-1960
5 75 Stasik, Andrew, 1959
5 76 Stewart, Macdonald (Phyllis Reed), 1960
5 77 Streeter, Tal, 1961
5 78 Suga�, Kumi, 1957-1958
5 79 Takaezu, Toshiko, 1958-1961
5 80 Takal, Peter, 1958-1960
5 81 Tanaka, Flavio Shiro, undated
5 82 Tania, 1963
5 83 Terbois, Pierre, undated
5 84 Turcato, Giulio, 1958
5 85 Turnbull, William, 1959-1960, undated
5 86 Tworkov, Jack, 1960
5 87 Valentin, Marcelle, 1959
5 88 Van Dyk, James, 1959
5 89 Van Leyden, Ernst, undated
5 90 Vaughan, Keith, 1958-1959
5 91 Vavrushka, Frank, 1959
5 92 Vazquez, Frank, 1957
5 93 Vedova, Emilio, 1958-1961, undated
5 94 Von Wicht, John, 1957, undated
Box Folder
6 1 Wadowski, Alice T., 1957
6 2 Walker, Clay, 1957-1961
6 3 Warshaw, Laurence (Lights in Orbit show), 1967-1968, undated
6 4 Wayne, June, 1960
6 5 Weatherspoon, Alexander, undated
6 6 Weber, Hugo, 1961-1968, undated
6 7 Weiner, Homer, 1960-1961
6 8-9 Weinrib, David, 1960-1965, undated
6 10 Wheeler, Harry, 1959-1961
6 11 Whiteside, Forbes, 1960-1961, undated
6 12 Whitman, Robert, 1960
6 13-14 Wilke, Ulfert, 1953-1968, undated
6 15 Wilson, Frank Avary, 1960
6 16 Winter, Fritz, 1955-1958, undated
6 17 Wynter, Bryan, 1959-1960
6 18 Xceron, 1960
6 19 Yamamoto, Taro, undated
6 20 Youngerman, R., 1957
6 21 Zaloudek, Duane, 1960
6 22 Ziroli, Nicola V., 1957

Series 4: Business Records, 1957-1969
(Boxes 7-9; 2.4 linear ft.)

Cash disbursements are mainly for Howard Wise's travel and entertainment expenses. Memoranda and correspondence between Cleveland and New York Galleries include debit and credit memoranda and concern sales, inventory, and shipments.

The notebooks (64 small pocket volumes) contain brief notes on paintings, names and addresses, appointments and schedules, reminders, and a few lecture notes. Sales records consist of accounts paid, arranged by purchaser, and copies of sales receipts arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
7 21 Addresses, 1957, undated
7 22 Appointment Calendar, 1964
7 Art Purchases
7 23-25 Europe, 1957-1959
7 26 United States, 1956-1958
7 27 Artists Affiliated with Howard Wise Gallery (lists), 1966-1967
7 28 Balance Sheet, 1958
7 29 Bank Reconciliation, 1960, undated
7 30 Budget, Promotion, 1958-1959
7 31-35 Cash Disbursements, 1957-1961
7 36 Employees, 1959-1964
7 37 Exhibition Schedules, 1964-1966
7 38 "Gallery Notes" (newsletter of Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture), 1959-1961
7 39 Inventories (include consignments), 1958-1961
7 40 Memoranda and Correspondence between Cleveland and New York Galleries, 1960-1961
7 41-44 Notebooks, 1957-1964
7 45 Notes regarding Consignments, Loans, Sales, 1959-1961
Box Folder
8 1-12 Paid Bills (Cleveland), 1956-1961
8 13-25 Paid Bills (New York)
  • Abbey, 1963-1968
  • Alpha, 1960-1965
  • Art-Cart, 1963-1964
  • Circle Foto, 1964-1968
  • Clark, Fred, 1960-1965
  • Con Edison, 1966-1968
  • Frank?s Hardware, 1965-1969
  • Ginnever, Chuck, 1960-1963
  • Holmes Electric Protective Co., 1960-1968
  • New York Telephone, 1965-1968
  • Pauley, Hal, 1964-1967
  • Schlemowitz, Abram, 1961-1963
  • Thorn?s Transfer, 1962
8 26 Press Releases, 1961-1965
8 Rental Plan ("Art for the Home")
8 27 Completed Agreements, 1958-1960s
8 28 General Information and Sample Contracts, circa 1958
8 29 Reproductions of Artwork by Gallery Artists, 1960s
8 Sales Records
8 30-35 Accounts Paid (A-R, by client), 1957-1961
Box Folder
9 1-2 Accounts Paid (S-Z, by client), 1957-1961
9 3-7 Receipts, 1957-1961

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1957-1968
(Boxes 6-7; 0.75 linear ft.)

Exhibition files for shows presented at the Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture, Cleveland, and the Howard Wise Gallery, New York, contain correspondence, printed material and guest lists. The series, however, is incomplete with very few files documenting exhibitions of the Howard Wise Gallery in New York, including the the New York gallery's opening show.

Files are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
6 23 Six from Paris (Cleveland opening show, Dec. 7, 1957-Jan. 18, 1958; Corneille, Barre, Bertrand, Levee, Gillet), 1958-1959, undated
6 24 Space - Light - Color (Cleveland, Jan. 19-March 9, 1958; Dorazio, Mitchell, Istrati), 1958
6 25-26 Nature Forms in Art (Cleveland, March 9-April 20, 1958; Edwards, Peck, Mosca); Graphic Works of Hartung and Other Artists of the New School of Paris (Cleveland, March 30-[April ?], 1958; Atlan, Bissiere, Bryen, Esteve, Friedlaender, Hayter, Poliakoff, Singer, Springer), 1958
6 27 Willi Baumeister and Five Contemporary German Painters (Cleveland, April 20-May 1958; Cavael, Jaenisch, Nay, Trier, Winter), 1958
6 28 Bizyuta BunkBa Kyokai Art Association, Japan (Cleveland, May 28-June 29, 1958), 1957-1958, undated
6 29 Six Young Painters of the Howard Wise Gallery (Cleveland, June 30-July 1958; Bertschmann, Kane, Kessanlis, Quinn, Reeves, Soviak), 1958
6 30 An Exhibition of Paintings by Xavier Gonzalez (Cleveland, Sept. 21-Oct. 19, 1958), 1958
6 31 An Exhibition of Oils by 8 Painters of the Galerie Arnaud, Paris (Cleveland, Oct. 19-Nov. 18, 1958; Garrode, Dowling, Feito, Fichet, Gautier, Guitet, Koenig, Tanaka), 1957-1961, undated
6 32 Survey of Contemporary English Painting (Cleveland, Nov. 23-Dec. 27, 1958; Blow, Gear, Feiler, Frost, Hitchens, Vaughan, Wilson, Wynter), 1958
6 33 18 Painters of the 1958 Pittsburgh International (Cleveland, Dec. 28, 1958-Jan. 30, 1959), 1958
6 34 Fred Mitchell (Cleveland, Feb. 1-28, 1959), 1959
6 35 Selections from the 1958-59 Whitney Annual (Cleveland, March 1-22, 1959), 1958-1959
6 36 Adja Yunkers (Cleveland March 22-April 19, 1959), 1959
6 37 Loan Exhibition, Art To-Day Around the World (Cleveland at Intown Club, April 1959), 1959
6 38 Recent Accessions (Cleveland, April 19-May 17, 1959), 1959
6 39 Gabor Peterdi (Cleveland, May 20-June 26, 1959), 1959
6 40 Group Show (Cleveland, Sept. 1959), 1959
6 41 Georgy Kepes (Cleveland, Sept. 20-Oct. 17, 1959), 1959
6 42 Group Show (Cleveland, Oct. 4-29, 1959; Briggs, Dugmore, Grillo, Krasner, McNeil, Mitchell, Pace, Resnick), 1959
6 43 Teenage Paintings from Israel (Cleveland, Oct. 18-25, 1959), 1959
6 44 Ethel Edwards (Cleveland, Oct. 25-Nov. 21, 1959), 1959
6 45 James Johnson (Cleveland, Nov. 22-Dec. 19, 1959), 1959
6 46 6 of Paris (Cleveland, Dec, 20, 1959-Jan. 9, 1960; Suga�, Levee, Barr�, Gillet, Corneille), 1959-1960
6 47 Recent Paintings by Milton Resnick (Cleveland, Jan. 10-Feb. 29, 1960), 1960
6 48 Four Contemporary English Painters (Cleveland, Feb. 14-March 12, 1960; Bell, Frost, Hilton, Turnbull), 1960
6 49 Present Day Paris Painting (Cleveland, March 13-April 9, 1960; Bertrand, Francken, Corneille, Levee, Istrati, Koenig, Dumitresco), 1960
6 50 Stephen Pace (New York, March 29-April 23; Cleveland, April 10-May 7, 1960), 1960
6 51 Near-Cleveland Invitational Exhibition (Cleveland, May 8-June 4, 1960), 1958-1960, undated
6 52 Some Painters from Tenth Street (Cleveland, June 6-July 12, 1960), 1960
6 53 The Works of Edward Dugmore (Cleveland, Sept 8-Oct. 1, 1960), 1959-1960
6 54 Loan Exhibition (Cleveland at Women's City Club, circa Oct. 1-circa Dec. 15, 1960), 1960-1961
6 55 Elaine de Kooning (Cleveland, Oct. 31-26, 1960), 1960
6 56 Augustus Peck (Cleveland, Nov. 29-Dec. 24, 1960), 1959-1960
6 57 Harry Bertschmann (Cleveland, Dec. 27, 1980-Jan. 21, 1961), 1957-1960
6 58 Drawings by Auguste Rodin, Watercolors by George McNeil, and Prints by Stanley William Hayter (Cleveland, Jan. 23-Feb. 18, 1961), 1961, undated
6 59 A Selection of Paintings and Watercolors by Piero Dorazio (Cleveland, Feb. 20-March 18, 1961), 1961
6 60 Movement in Art (Cleveland, March 20-April 15, 1961; Agam, Corneille, Lye, Tinguely), 1961
6 61 Recent Paintings by James Johnson (Cleveland, April 17-May 13, 1961), 1961
6 62 Works of Art Acquired by Cleveland Collectors Through the Howard Wise Gallery (Cleveland, May 15-June 10, 1961), 1961
6 63 Recent Paintings by Fred Mitchell (Cleveland, June 12-July 8, 1961), 1961
6 64-71 George McNeil and Stephen Pace (traveling exhibition), 1961-1962
  • General Correspondence, 1961-1962
  • Refusals, 1961-1962
  • Transportation, 1961-1962
  • Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 1961
  • Walker Art Center, 1961-1962
  • Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, 1961-1962
  • Arts Club of Chicago, 1961-1962
  • Kalamazoo Art Center, 1961-1962
6 72 On the Move, Kinetic Sculpture (New York, Jan. 9-Feb.1, 1964), 1964
6 73 Recent Paintings by Milton Resnick (New York, Feb. 4-29, 1964), 1964
6 74 The Ten U.S.A. Sculptors of the 1963 Sao Paulo Bienal (New York, March 5-28, 1964), 1964
6 75 Vesey's Gala Garden (New York, May 27-June 19, 1964), 1964
6 76 Debut: First New York Showing of Three Young American Artists (New York, Sept. 29-Oct. 17, 1964; Celentano, Komodore, Raisen), 1964
6 77 Paintings by George McNeil (New York, Oct. 20-Nov. 7, 1964), 1964
6 78 Group Zero: Mack, Piene, Uecker (New York, Nov. 12-Dec. 5, 1964), 1964
6 79 Stanley William Hayter - Peter Sedgley - Ulfert Wiulkie: Three One-Man Shows (New York, Jan. 12-20, 1965), 1965
6 80 Oster's Magic Moir�s (New York, Feb. 4-27, 1965), 1965
6 81 Len Lye's Bounding Steel Sculptures (New York, March 6-April 3, 1965), 1965
6 82 Computer-Generated Pictures by Bela Julesz and Michael Noll (New York, April 6-24, 1965), 1965
6 83 Herbert Bayer - Charles Howard - Charmion Von Wiegand: Three One-Man Shows (New York, April 27-May 15, 1965), 1965
6 84 New Faces - New York (New York, May 18-June 18, 1965; Feitelson, Levi, Mattox, Nesbitt, Nizuma), 1965
6 85 Lowell Nesbitt: Flowers, Facades and IBM Machines (New York, Sept. 21-Oct. 9, 1965), 1965
6 86 Cinecromaticos by Abraham Palatnik of Brazil; Povr?ine by Ivan Picelj of Yugoslavia: Two One-Man Shows (New York, Oct. 12-30, 1965), 1965
6 87 Otto Piene, Light Ballet (New York, Nov. 2-20, 1965), 1965
6 88 Bernard Schultze (New York, Nov. 23-Dec. 11, 1965), 1965
6 89 Hans Haacke, Wind and Water; Gerald Oster, Moir�s and Phosphenes (New York, Jan. 4-22, 1966), 1965-1966
6 90 Julio Le Parc (New York, Feb. 1-19, 1966), 1966
6 91 Yvaral (New York, Feb. 23-March 12, 1966), 1966
6 92 Bill Komodore (New York, March 15-April 2, 1966), 1966
6 93 Heinz Mack, Lights of Silver (New York, April 5-30, 1966), 1966
6 94 Paintings by Francis Celentano; Sculptures in Stone by Minoru Nizuma (New York, May 3-28, 1966), 1966
6 95 Bruno Munari (New York, Sept. 20-Oct. 8, 1966), 1966
6 96 Peter Sedgley (New York, Oct. 11-29, 1966), 1966
6 97 Gunther Uecker (New York, Nov. 1-19, 1966), 1966
6 98 Lowell Nesbitt: Interior Spaces (New York, Nov. 22-Dec. 10, 1968), 1966
6 99 Earl Reiback, A Festival of Light (New York, Dec. 13, 1966-Jan. 7, 1967), 1966-1967
Box Folder
7 1 Recent Works by George Ortman (New York, Jan. 10-28, 1967), 1967
7 2 Lights in Orbit (New York, Feb. 4-March 4, 1967), 1967
7 3 Julio Le Parc (New York, March 11-April 1, 1967), 1967
7 4 Takis: Magnetic Sculpture (New York, April 7-29, 1967), 1967
7 5 Charles Mattox: Kinetic Sculpture; and Fluorescent Painting by Herbert Aach (New York, May 9-June 3, 1967), 1967
7 6 Marta Minuhin's Minuphone Booth (New York, June 27-July 28, 1967), 1967
7 7 The Paintings of George McNeil (New York, Sept. 19-Oct. 7, 1967), 1967
7 8 Billy Apple's U.F.O.'s (Unidentified Fluorescent Objects) (New York, Nov. 11-Dec. 2, 1967), 1967
7 9 Festival of Lights (New York, Dec. 9, 1967-Jan. 6, 1968), 1967-1968
7 10 George Ortman (New York, Jan. 13-Feb. 3, 1968), 1968
7 11 Hans Haacke (New York, Jan. 13-Feb. 3, 1968), 1968
7 12 Earl Reiback (New York, Feb. 10-March 11, 1968), 1968
7 13 Howard Jones (New York, March 9-30, 1968), 1968
7 14 Thomas Wilfred's Lumia Composition, "Cuccata Opus 162 in Three Movements" (New York, March 1968), 1968
7 15 Tony Martin's Game Room and "Invironment" (New York, April 6-May 4, 1968), 1968
7 16 Tsai: Cybernetic Sculpture (New York, May 11-June 1, 1968), 1968
7 17 Summer Lights (New York, [?]-July 26, 1968), 1968
7 18 Niizuma: Stone and Canvas Sculptures (New York, Oct. 5-25, 1968), 1968
7 19 Tom Lloyd: Kinetic Light Sculptures (New York, Nov. 2-23, 1968), 1968
7 20 Fun on 57th Street (New York, Nov. 30-Dec. 31, 1968), 1968

Series 5: Miscellaneous Records, 1957-circa 1960
(Box 9; 3 folders)

Miscellaneous records consist of writings by Howard Wise and Douglas MacAgy and photographs of the Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture, Cleveland.

Box Folder
9 (hol) 8 Photographs - Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture, Cleveland (interior and exterior views), 1957-1958
9 (hol) 9 "The Status of Art in Cleveland" by Howard Wise (text of address delivered at Women's City Club of Cleveland, January 14, 1960), circa 1959-circa 1960
9 (hol) 10 "Vox Pop" by Douglas MacAgy (article), undated

Series 6: Addition to Howard Wise Gallery Records, 1966-1985
3 Linear feet; Boxes 10-12

The addition dates from 1966-1985 and contains 40 video recordings primarily created by Wise documenting several artists among other subjects of interest to Wise, scattered artist correspondence, exhibition files, photographic slides of works of art and exhibition installations, documents relating to the history of the Howard Wise Gallery, records of loans of artworks to museum exhibitions, writings by Wise, and lists of artworks in his personal collection.

Video recordings in the unprocessed edition are mainly by Howard Wise and include video portraits of artists and community figures, home movies, openings, studio visits, social gatherings, performances, panel discussions primarily recorded in Wellfleet, Mass., with subjects including Serge Chermayeff, Ethel Edwards, Marcel Breuer, Isaac Asimov, Jean Dubuffet's Cou Cou Bazaar, Robert Jay Lifton, Juliet Kepes, Sidney Simon, Castle Hill Art School, Left Bank and Cove Galleries, Al Jensen at Pace Galleries, Xavier Gonzalez, Lilli Saarinen, Jack and Marty Hall, Bobby and Priscilla Baker, Castle Hill Pottery, Thomas Messer, Edwin Dickenson, Jack Tworkov, Cherry Stone Gallery, Olaf and Marianne Hammerstein, and Gyorgy Kepes. Also found are a video by Hannah Wilke and a video copy of a film by Len Lye. Recordings are on 34 videoreels (1/2") and 6 videocassettes (5 U-matic and 1 VHS). A small notebook is found documenting video recordings made by Wise.

Most of the video recordings have been preserved digitally, and digital research copies are available.

The addition was not integrated into existing series, thus similar types of materials are found in other series.

Box Folder
10 1 Closing Letter & Gallery Exhibitions Schedule, 1970
10 2-4 Charlotte Moorman Correspondence, 1981-1984, undated
10 5 Letters to Keep, 1969-1984, undated
10 6-9 Artist Files, Arshile Gorky, 1966-1981
10 10 Artist Files, Vassilakis Takis, 1975-1985
10 11 Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1970-1992
10 12 Loan Agreements for George McNeil Show, 1984
10 13 Loan of Jan M�ller's Faust II to Dick Bellamy, 1984-1985
10 14 List of Art Work at 110 V. 13th St. & Wellfleet, circa 1980s
10 15 Inventory Fragment, undated
10 16 Howard Wise Manuscript, "If We Can Make it to the Year 2000," 1983
10 17 Essays and Speeches by Howard Wise, circa 1960s
10 18 Personal, undated
10 19 Howard Wise Article by Marita Sturkin, 1983-1984
10 20 Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Burger, 1973
10 29 Notebook Describing Video Recordings created by Wise, 1973-1977
Box
11-12 Video Recordings
1 Videocassette (VHS)
5 Videocassettes (U-matic)
34 Videoreels (1/2 inch)