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Fendrick Gallery records, 1952-2001

Fendrick Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 106.4 linear feet

Summary: The records of Fendrick Gallery consist primarily of artist's files (41.5 linear feet) documenting the gallery's relationship with over 300 contemporary artists, including painters, printmakers, and craftsmen. Among the artists represented are Robert Arneson, William Bailey, Barton Benes, Daniel Brush, Wendell Castle, Robert Cottingham, James Drake, John Dreyfuss, Walter Dusenbury, Roger Essley, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Jasper Johns, Raymond Kaskey, Claude and Francois Lalanne, Albert Paley (14.6 linear feet), Joseph Raffael, São (Maria da Concei­cão), Carol Summer, Joyce Tenneson, William Woodyard, and many others. Also found are files relating to commission and other special projects, printmaking and sales, exhibitions, gallery finances and administration, as well as the gallery's relationships with other galleries and museums.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art gallery; Washington, D.C. Owned by Barbara Fendrick. Specialized in contemporary art, especially clay, furniture, metal, and book art. Est. 1960 in Barbara Fendrick's Washington, D.C. area home. In May, 1970, moved to Georgetown, and in 1987 and 1988 expanded and opened the Barbara Fendrick Gallery in the SoHo section of New York City. Both the Fendrick Gallery and the Barbara Fendrick Gallery closed in the summer of 1991.


Donated 1999 by Barbara Fendrick, owner of the Fendrick Gallery. Processing of the collection and preparation of the finding aid were done by Patricia Craig with funds provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.