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A Finding Aid to the Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, [circa 1964]-2001, (bulk 1984-2000)

Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, [circa 1964]-2001, (bulk 1984-2000)

Dorothy Weiss Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 18.7 linear ft.

Summary: The Dorothy Weiss Gallery records include artists files, exhibition files, and subject files. Also found are limited records overlapping from Weiss's dealings with some artists through Meyer Breier Weiss Contemporary Crafts, Inc. The records provide fairly extensive coverage of the gallery's relationship with approximately thirty artists, and scattered documentation of Weiss's relationship with more than two hundred other artists whose work she represented, exhibited, or had an interest in at some time during the gallery's existence. Overall, the collection is an excellent source of information on contemporary ceramic and glass sculpture.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gallery; San Francisco, Calif.; Opened in 1984; Closed in 2000 The Dorothy Weiss Gallery was known in San Francisco for the quality of its crafts program and the artists it represented. It focused on contemporary ceramic and glass sculpture with an emphasis on non-functional, sculptural work.

Provenance

Donated 2002 by Dorothy Weiss as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.