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Clayton-Liberatore Gallery records and papers, 1899-1977

Clayton-Liberatore Gallery


Collection Information

Size: 3.4 linear ft.

Summary: Gallery files containing correspondence, receipts, price lists, clippings, and photographs of the gallery and of works of art; files on ca. 85 artists, files on other art galleries, museums, and art organizations. Also included are an account book; 11 pamphlets listing prints; 3 handbooks of miscellaneous exhibition announcements and catalogs, some annotated.

Included are 15 files of materials on Childe Hassam including biographical data, bills of sale, correspondence, exhibition lists with prices, clippings, announcements and photographs, and 19 files on the Marie Sterner Gallery, including materials on various museums, such as the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Cleveland Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and a photograph of Sterner, 1921.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art gallery, Bridgehampton, Long Island, N.Y., formerly Leonard Clayton Gallery, New York, N.Y., founded by Leonard Clayton when he took over the Marie Sterner Gallery. Later with his niece, Mary C. Liberatore, they established Clayton-Liberatore Gallery.


Donated 1979-1981 by Mary C. Liberatore of the Clayton-Liberatore Gallery.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Clayton-Liberatore Gallery records and papers, 1899-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.