R. Kirk Askew papers, 1928-1967

Askew, R. Kirk (Ralph Kirk), b. 1903 d. 1974
Gallery director
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: ca. 1000 items (on 3 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Correspondence with artists, 1943-1945 as owner of Durlacher Bros. art gallery, New York, N.Y. Artists include Cady Wells, Walter Stuempfig, Walter Quirt, Edward Melcarth, Kurt Seligmann, Leonid Berman, Hyman Bloom, Peter Blume, Carlyle Brown, James W. Fosburgh, Stephen Greene, and Walter Stein. Also included on microfilm are exhibition catalogs, 1928-1967 (sent to NCFA/PG library in 1975).

Biographical/Historical Note: Gallery director. Owned Durlacher Brothers from 1937 through ca. 1969.

Donated 1969-1971 by R. Kirk Askew.

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