Swetzoff Gallery records, 1948-1968

Swetzoff Gallery (Boston, Mass.)

Collection size: 16.0 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Correspondence; financial records; photographs; catalogs; statements; notebooks; personal papers of owner Hyman Swetzoff; and extensive files on artists, collectors, and dealers, including Bruce Conner, Harold Tovish, Varujan Boghosian, Hyman Bloom, Albert Alcalay, Richard Boyce, James Ensor, Robert Eshoo, Fannie Hillsmith, Georgy Kepes, Elie Nadelman, Yutaka Ohashi, Bradley Phillips, Marianna Pineda, Reba Stewart, Jean Tock, Hugh Townley, and many others.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art gallery; Boston, Mass. Gallery originated ca. 1948 as Frameshop Gallery, with Hyman and Seymour Swetzoff as directors. Hyman soon took over exculsive ownership and ran the gallery until his death in 1968.

Donated 1969 by Sidney Swetzoff.

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