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Clayton-Liberatore Gallery records, 1889-1980

Clayton-Liberatore Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 3.9 Linear feet

Summary: The records of Bridgehampton, New York's Clayton-Liberatore Gallery measure 3.9 linear feet and date from 1889 to 1980. The collection comprises administrative records that include photographs of artwork and former gallery owner Marie Sterner, and business records for galleries, museums, and arts institutions; artist's files containing records for artwork and exhibitions by over 80 artists including George Bellows, T. Victor Hall, Childe Hassam, Russell Iredell, William J. Scott, Augustus Vincent Tack, Hilda Taylor, and others; and printed materials consisting of art reproductions, books and booklets, clippings, and exhibition catalogs. Many of the files throughout the collection contain material created by Marie Sterner and the Marie Sterner Gallery.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Clayton-Liberatore Gallery operated in Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York. The gallery's owner, Leonard Clayton, was the founder of the Leonard Clayton Gallery in New York City. Clayton took over the Marie Sterner Gallery and later ran the gallery with his niece, Mary C. Liberatore, under the name Clayton-Liberatore Gallery. The gallery represented artists such as Childe Hassam, Augustus Vincent Tack, and Hilda Taylor among others.


The Clayton-Liberatore Gallery records were donated from 1979 to 1981 by Mary C. Liberatore of the Clayton-Liberatore Gallery.

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Language Note

English .


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.