World House Galleries,
New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 9.8 linear feet
Collection Summary: Artists' files containing correspondence, biographical information, photographs of works of art, price lists (1924-1991); business records (1956-1988); auction sales (1956-1988) and shipping statements (1958-1986) regarding the World House Galleries. Among the artists represented by the gallery were Jean Dubuffet, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, and Georgio Morandi.
Biographical/Historical Note: Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Est. 1953. Closed 1968.World House Galleries was founded by Herbert Mayer, Sr. The gallery represented an eclectic group of artists from Austria, France, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.
Donated 2002 by Herbert Mayer, Jr., son of Herbert Mayer.