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Fischbach Gallery records, 1937-2015, bulk 1963-1977

Fischbach Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 39.5 linear feet

Summary: The records of New York City Fischbach Gallery measure 39.5 linear feet and date from 1937 to 2015 with the bulk of materials dating from 1963 to 1977. The majority of the collection consists of artists files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the gallery's relationship with its stable of modern and avant garde artists, as well as gallery exhibitions. Files include biographical materials, correspondence, printed materials, and photographs. Gallery records also include general business correspondence, access-restricted financial records; and additional printed materials. An addition of 0.2 linear feet received 2019 includes personal business records relating to a dispute about the distribution of works of art between Marilyn Fischbach, the gallery owner, and A. Aladar Marberger, the gallery director.

Biographical/Historical Note

Fischbach Gallery, founded ca. 1954, is an art gallery in New York, New York. Operated by Aladar Marberger. In the 1960s, specialized in minimalist painters; during the 1970s the focus turned to painterly, representational realists and minimalist sculpture. The gallery relocated to Florida in 2015.


Gallery founder Marilyn C. Fischbach and director A. Aladar Marberger donated the majority of the Fischbach Gallery records in 1978. Additional records were donated in 2001 by Maureen Dawley on behalf of the Carnegie Mellon University and in 2015 and in 2019 by John Fischbach, Marilyn C. Fischbach's son.