Susan Conway Gallery (Washington, D.C.),
Collection size: 23.9 linear feet
Collection Summary: The modern and contemporary art gallery records of the Susan Conway Gallery in Washington, D.C. measure 23.9 linear feet and date from circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from 1987-2003. Nearly half of the collection documents the gallery's work as the sole representative of artist and political cartoonist Pat Oliphant through administrative records, exhibition files, press clippings, and a handful of photographs. Also found in the collection are artists' files of other artists represented by the gallery, client files, administrative records, printed materials, and the records of the Susan Conway Conservation Studio.
Biographical/Historical Note: Susan Conway Gallery (founded 1987) is an art gallery in Washington, D.C. The Susan Conway Gallery was founded in Washington, D.C., and in 1991 was relocated in Glackens House (former home of painter William Glackens) in Georgetown. The gallery focused on works by modern and contemporary artists and was the sole fine arts representative of sculpture, painting, and drawings by Patrick Oliphant, best known as the distinguished political cartoonist whose work is syndicated in newspapers worldwide. Susan Conway, the gallery owner, is Oliphants wife.
The Susan Conway Gallery records were donated by Susan Conway in 2004 and 2007.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collection Care Preservation Fund.