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Grace Borgenicht Gallery Records, circa 1953-1996

Grace Borgenicht Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 18.2 Linear feet

Summary: The records of New York City Grace Borgenicht Gallery date from circa 1953 to 1996 and measure 18.2 linear feet. The records include administrative files, correspondence, financial and legal records, exhibition files, printed material, two scrapbooks, and photographic negatives of artwork. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files.

Biographical/Historical Note

In May 1951 Grace Borgenicht Brandt (1915-2001) opened the Grace Borgenicht Gallery on 57th Street in New York City with an exhibition of Jimmy Ernst. At that time, the gallery was one of a handful that represented contemporary American artists. Jimmy Ernst, Milton Avery, Ilya Bolotowsky, Edward Corbett, Jose de Rivera, Roy Gussow, Wolf Kahn, and Gabor Peterdi were among the artists represented by the gallery.


Owner Grace Borgenicht Brandt originally lent material for microfilming in 1963. She donated additional papers in 1996.

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Language Note

The collection is in English.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund