est. circa 1963 - 1973
New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 6.4 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Artists' files, scattered administrative and correspondence files, and sales records.
Artists' files contain biographical data, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, loan papers, photographs of work, publicity and press releases, sales receipts, shipping documents, slides of art work and other documents for twenty-nine artists. Included are: Will Barnet, Bernard Baschet, John Clague, Toni Costa, Francois Dallegret, Frederick Franck, Edward Giobbi, Guy Harloff, John Healey, Piet Hein, Alain Jacquet, Howard Kanovitz, Aleksandra Kasuba, Takeshi Kawashima, Bob Liikala, Sheldon Machlin, Ronald Mallory, Robert and Ella Bergmann Michel, George Mueller, Nicola, Charles Perry, Earl Reiback, Gerald Scarfe, Nicolas Schoffer, Vera Simons, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Boris Vansier, and Tomi Ungerer.
The Gallery's general administrative and correspondence files record loans, sales and other gallery business conducted with art and cultural institutions in the U.S. and Europe. Included within these is correspondence from artists, art critics, collectors, individuals, galleries, museums, magazines, and publishers. Files under Waddell contain photographs of the gallery, gallery announcements, and clippings. Within the "I" files are inventory cards listing works sold to museums, to individuals, works in storage, and other categories. The sales books are arranged by reference number, by artist, and by purchaser, and cover the years 1964-1973.
Biographical/Historical Note: Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Established and operated by Richard Waddell, ca. 1963-1973. The gallery represented contemporary American and European artists, and was located at 15 East 57th Street and later at 50 West 57th.
Donated 1977 by the Estate of Richard Waddell, through Richard's father Chauncey L. Waddell, and brother, Theodore Waddell and in 1986 by Louise Tolliver Deutschman, former director of the gallery.