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Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, circa 1964-2001, bulk 1984-2000

Dorothy Weiss Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 18.7 Linear feet

Summary: The records of the Dorothy Weiss Gallery measure 18.7 linear feet and date from circa 1964 to 2001 (bulk 1984-2000). The collection documents the gallery's relationships with approximately three hundred artists, through artist files, exhibition files, and subject files, and is an excellent source of information on the work of contemporary ceramic and glass sculptors.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dorothy Weiss founded the Dorothy Weiss Gallery in 1984. From 1977 Weiss had partnered with Sue Meyer and Virginia Breier in Meyer Breier Weiss Contemporary Crafts, Inc. She opened her new gallery in what was to be its permanent location at 256 Sutter Street in downtown San Francisco.

Provenance

The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Dorothy Weiss in 2002.