Terrain Gallery records, circa 1950s-2005, bulk 1955-1985

Terrain Gallery
Art gallery
New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 5.3 linear feet

Collection Summary: The records of the Terrain Gallery measure 5.3 linear feet and date from circa 1950s-2005, bulk 1955-1985. The bulk of the records consists of exhibition files that document over one hundred and forty exhibitions as well as the gallery's relationship with artists. The collection includes founding documents, correspondence, artists' files, writings and an interview, financial records, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: The Terrain Gallery is an art gallery in New York, N.Y., established in 1955 by Dorothy Koppelman (1920-) and informed by the guiding philosophy of Eli Siegel's Aesthetic Realism. The Terrain has as its motto as stated by Siegel, "In reality opposites are one; art shows this" and also gave rise to the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, a not-for-profit educational foundation."

Donated 2006 by Chaim and Dorothy Koppelmann.

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Also found in the Archives of American art are the Chaim and Dorothy Koppelman papers, circa 1930s-2006, bulk 1942-2005.