Scope and Contents
The Arthur U. Newton Galleries records measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1934 to 1962. The small collection's correspondence files include letters sent to collectors, museums, and art associations, a price list of paintings by Walter Howlison Mackenzie "Zarh" Pritchard, and sales records. Photographs in the collection depict the gallery's interior and artwork by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Reginald Marsh, William Mosby, and Jose Clemente Orozco from the exhibition, An Art Commentary on Lynching (1935). Also included is an exhibition announcement and a plate proof of The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Frederick Banberry.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1962 by Arthur U. Newton.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Arthur U. Newton Galleries records, 1934-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.