Rose Fried Gallery records, 1944-1971

Rose Fried Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 7.4 linear ft. (on 10 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, printed material, photographs, artists' files.

REEL N69-37: Correspondence; exhibition catalogs; the history of the gallery; and photographs from files on artists.

REELS 2200-2209: Files on artists containing correspondence, printed material and photographs of the artist and their work; correspondence with clients; museums, galleries and about general business.

Files include: Reel 2200: Samuel Adler, Reel 2200-2201: Abe Ajay, Reel 2201: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Alcopley, Stephen Andrews, Ronald Arnholm, Jean Arp, Art Association of Newport, Rhode Island, Hugo Asbach, Olle Baertling, David Bakalar, Giacoma Balla, Stanley Bate, Mark Baum, Harold Baumbach, Herbert Bayer, Bruce Beasley, Jacques Besner, Joseph Binder, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta, Ilya Bolotowsky, Stanley Boxer, Lawrence Bloedel, Louise Bourgeois, Reel 2201-2202: Eve and Harper Brown, Reel 2202: Carl Buchheister, Erick Buchholz, Jacques Cammas, C. Carra, Clarence Carter, Avinash Chandra, Hsaio Chin, Pierre Clerc, Dr. John Cook, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Joseph Cornell, Margaret Cox, Sergio Dangelo, Pierre Daura, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Day, Anita De Caro, de Chirico, Suzanne de Coninck, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, John de Menil, Blanche Dombek, Piero Dorazio, Katherine S. Dreier, Dunkelman Gallery, Dorothy Edinburg, Ronnie Elliot, R.C. Ellis, Max Ernst, Reel 2202-2203: Sorel Etrong, Reel 2203: John Ferren, Guillermo Fernadez, Adolf Fleischmann, Helen Frankenthaler, Lewis Galantiere, Geigy Chemical Corporation, Emile Gilioli, Albert Gleizes, Goldowsky Gallery, Arshile Gorky, Donald S. Graham, John Graham, Juan Gris, Jacob Grossberg, Jose Guevara, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Philip Guston, James Guy, Nonie Hahn, Hanover Gallery, John Hansegger, Elizabeth Harms, Jacqueline Harvey, Raoul Hausmann, Joseph H. Hazen, Raymond Hendler, Edward B. Henning, Kay Hillman, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection, and Jan Hoodwij.

Reel 2204: Murray Israel, Wassily Kandinsky, Karsakaya, Paul Katz, Lillian Kiesler, Paul Klee, Kosnick Kloss, Frans Krajcberg, Krannert Art Museum (University of Illinois), Juro Kubicek, Das Kunstwerk, Francois Kupka, Arnaldo Lacagnina, Joseph Lacasse, Fred Laros, Ibram Lassaw, Lefebre Gallery, Lucien Lefebvre-Foinet, Fernand L├ęger, Landes Lewitin, Ariadma Liebau, El Lissitzky, Los Angeles County Museum, Lowe Art Gallery, Reel 2205: Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Jean Albert McEwen, Elizabeth McFadden, Kasimir Malevich, P. Mansauroff, Leo Manso, Adele Manus, Arnold Maremont, Knox Martin, Leonide Massine, Henri Matisse, Pierre Matisse Gallery Corporation, Metzinger, J. Pindyck Miller, Joan Miro, Berenice Mittell, Piet Mondrian, Museum of Modern Art, New York University, Ben Nicholson, Old Chatham, N.Y. (Fried's summer gallery, The Barn), Lawrence B. Olds, Joaquin Peinado, Gertrude Perrin, Mr. and Mrs, Walter Pharr.

Reel 2005-2206: Francis Picabia, Reel 2206: Pablo Picasso, David Porter, Kevin Quinlivan, Walter Quirt, Carl Rabus,Theodore Racoosin, Mr. and Mrs. John Rawlings, Robert Reid, Rhode Island School of Design, Mrs. Charles Russell, Salvatore, Joseph Schillinger, Oscar Schlemmer, Day Schnabel, Schwarz, Kurt Schwitters, Segy Gallery, William C. Seitz, Michel Seupher, Gino Severini, Ken Shopen, Signori, Dr. Howard Sirak, Mario Sironi, Ann Soloway, Ary and Frances Stillman, Racelle Strick, Dario Suro, Reel 2207: Alice Terry, Roger-Francois Thepot, Yvonne Thomas, J. Walter Thompson, Mark Tobey, Augusto Torres, Horatio Torres, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Mrs. Roderick Tower, Pat Trivigno, XXe Siecle (Societe Internationale d'art), Nina Tryggvadottir, University of Notre Dame, Philip Van Brunt, Theo van Doesburg, Reel 2207-2208: George Vantongerloo, Reel 2208: Van Velde, Roger Vieillard, Jacques Villon, Esteban Vincente, Carel Visser, Lawrence von Barann, Paul Von Ringelheim, Charmion von Weigand, Walker Art Center, Guillerme Weidemann, York Wilson, Harry and Lydia Winston, Ella Winter, George Edgar Woodman, Jean Xceron, Yale University Art Gallery, Sidney Yates, E. Yepes, Adja Yunkers, Reel 2209: Sam and Ayala Zacks, Florence Zetlin, and Richard Ziesler.

Also included in the collection are two recordings (5 in. reels), untranscribed, containing interviews of Rose Fried and Benjamin Cunningham, undated; and an interview of Olle Baertling, 1967 on 1 tape (7 in.).

Biographical/Historical Note: Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Founded in the 1940s by Rose Fried, who took over the Pinacotheca Gallery from Dan Harris, later changing the name of the Gallery to reflect her ownership. Fried showed abstract art and was instrumental in introducing the American public to many abstract painters, including Mondrian and Kandinsky.

Material donated by Rose Fried and her brother and executor, Paul Fried, 1968 through 1974.

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