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David Gallery records, 1963-1982

David Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 0.5 Linear feet

Summary: The David Gallery records measure 0.5 linear feet and date from 1963 to 1982. This small collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through correspondence, photographs, printed material, exhibition ephemera, and several price lists. The collection also includes an etching by artist Lucas Johnson.

Biographical/Historical Note

The David Gallery was founded in Houston, Texas in 1963 by Dianne David. The gallery exhibited mostly local painters and sculptors, and had a large influence on the Houston contemporary art scene. David was known for representing and exhibiting artists whose work and personality she liked personally. Artists shown at the gallery include Bob Camblin, Lucas Johnson, Donald Roller Wilson, Seymour Leichmann, and Bob Fowler, all of whom she became friends with. David closed her gallery in 1982.


Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project, material on reel 3100, frames 1-138 were lent for microfilming 1983 by Lester Giese; and reel 3100 frames 143-583 were lent for microfilming in 1983 by Dianne David, owner of the gallery. The records were donated in 1981 by Dianne David.

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Language Note

English .


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.