Makler Gallery records, 1957-1989

Makler Gallery
Philadelphia, Pa.

Collection size: 2.3 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Files on artists and galleries; sales book; price lists; photographs; printed material; and scrapbooks.

Artist and gallery files, containing correspondence, price lists, receipts and printed material; a sale book, containing sale prices and paintings lists; 3 scrapbooks, 1959-1973, containing printed material, correspondence, photographs, and a brief history; a complete run of PROMETHEUS, the newsletter published by the gallery, containing articles on the gallery's exhibits, trends in collecting, the art market, and reviews of Philadelphia and New York city exhibitions; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and photographs of installations and artworks. Among the artists represented are Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Mary Frank, Hans Hofmann, George Rickey, and Jyoti Swaroop.

Included in the photographs are artists Harry Bertoia, Jacques Lipchitz, Louise Nevelson, and Jules Pascin.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art gallery; Philadelphia, Pa. Founded in 1960 by Dr. Paul Todd Makler and his wife Hope; exhibited primarily pre-1960s painting and contemporary sculpture.

Donated 1990 by Paul and Hope Mackler.

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