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Edwin David Porter papers, 1929-1969

Porter, Edwin David, 1912-2005

Dealer, Painter, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet, (on 5 microfilm reels)

Summary: Family correspondence; personal and professional correspondence relating to Porter's career as a gallery owner, with Caresse Crosby, Eldzier Cortor, Worden Day, Edith Halpert, Adolph Gottlieb, Karl Knaths, Peggy Guggenheim, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and many others; diaries; notes; financial papers; clippings; publicity catalogs; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor, gallery owner; Wainscott, N.Y. Porter opened the G Place Gallery with Caresse Crosby in 1943.


Lent for microfilming 1970 by Edwin David Porter.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Edwin David Porter after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels N70-27- N70-31 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Edwin David Porter papers, 1929-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.