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A Finding Aid to the Eva Lee Gallery records, 1921-1973 | Digitized Collection

Eva Lee Gallery records, 1921-1973

Eva Lee Gallery

This site provides access to the records of the Eva Lee Gallery in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 4,839 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 4.0 linear feet

Summary: The scattered records of the New York contemporary American art Eva Lee Gallery measure 4.0 linear feet and date from 1921-1973. Artist files contain reference information on numerous contemporary artists - many represented by the gallery - provenance notes, photographs of artwork, and records of sales and consignments. There are also scattered letters from artists and artwork. Found within the records are scattered sales records of J.B. Neumann's New Art Circle Gallery and a photocopy of an auction catalog for Korvettes Art Galleries in Douglastan, New York. Artists' files contain exhibition catalogs from other galleries as well.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eva Lee Gallery was an art gallery in Great Neck, New York and owned by Eva Lee.

Provenance

The Eva Lee Gallery records were donated in 1973 by Eva Lee through Eloise Spaeth, and in 1978 by Neal Richmond of the Paul Klapper Library, Queens College, Flushing, New York, who had been asked to disperse Lee's gallery records following her sudden death in 1973. A photocopy of the Korvettes Art Galleries Auction Catalog was donated by Eva Lee in 1973. Lee's records also contained financial files belonging to art dealer J. B. Neumann and his New Art Circle Gallery, whose estate she had worked on in 1966.

Funding

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.