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Grand Central Art Galleries records, 1931-1968, bulk circa 1952-circa 1965

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 4 series.

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Series 1: Group Exhibition Files , 1952-1957
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 3

Group exhibition files consist of catalogs, announcements, clippings, artist biographies, limited correspondence and a few photographs. The art exchange exhibition between Grand Central Moderns and Galerie Jeanne Bucher in Paris, France, is especially noteworthy and includes 3 pages of a scrapbook with short biographies of artists in the show, a nine page guest register, announcements and newspaper clippings.
The material in this series is arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Prize Winners, 1947-1952 (1952 March), 1952
1
1
Members Summer Exhibition (1952), 1952
1
2
Guest Sculptors Show (1953 January), 1953
1
3
Spring Gallery Group Exhibition (1953 May), 1953
1
4
Grand Central Moderns and Galerie Jeanne Bucher Exchange Exhibition (1953 October), 1953
Oversized material housed in OV 3.
1
5
Twentieth Century American Graphic Arts (1956), 1956-1957
1
6
Oversized Exchange Exhibition Scrapbook Pages and Guest Register from Box 1, Folder 5, 1953
OV 3

Series 2: Artists' Files , 1940-1968
0.7 Linear feet
Box 1

Artists' files is the largest series in the collection and includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, resumes, clippings, photographs and limited correspondence. The bulk of the material is related to artists who had exhibitions at Grand Central Moderns, which focused on modern art. Notable artists include Samuel Adler, Elise Asher, Byron Browne, Victor Candell, Kenneth Campbell, Fred Conway, Joseph De Martini, Lamar Dodd, Milton Goldring, Peter Golfinopoulos, Xavier Gonzalez, Burton Hasen, Jacob Kainen, Stanely Kearl, Albert Kotin, Jennett Lam, Richard Letham, Leo Manso, George Morrison, Seong Moy, Mike Nevelson, Alan Lunak, Arthur Osver, Robert Reid, Hugo Robus, Jack Roth, Herman Rowan, Lucia Salemme, Don Stacey, Russell Twiggs, Sybil Wilson, Robert Watts, and Conrad Woods, among others.
Description Container Select
Adler, Samuel, 1959-1960
1
7
Asher, Elise, 1958
1
8
Browne, Byron - General, 1953-1961
1
9
Browne, Byron - Photographs, circa 1962
1
10-11
Campbell, Kenneth , 1962-1963
1
12
Candell, Victor, 1952-1957
1
13
Chadbourne, Alfred, 1954
1
14
Conway, Fred, 1952-1964
1
15
Cook, Howard, 1956
1
16
De Martini, Joseph, 1940-1964
1
17
Dodd, Lamar, 1961-1962
1
18
Fine, Albert, 1966
1
19
Freborg, Stan, 1961
1
20
Goldring, Milton, 1956-1958
1
21
Golfinopoulos, Peter, 1959
1
22
Gonzalez, Xavier, 1954-1955
1
23
Grant, James, 1963
1
24
Hasen, Burt, 1958-1961
1
25
Houser, Jim, 1967-1968
1
26
Kainen, Jacob, 1953
1
27
Kearl, Stanley, 1956-1965
1
28
Kotin, Albert, 1958
1
29
Lam, Jennett, 1964-1966
1
30-31
Lethem, Richard, 1963
1
32
Lunak, Alan, 1959
1
33
Madrigal, August, 1968
1
34
Manso, Leo, 1963-1964
1
35
Moffitt, Elizabeth, 1966
1
36
Morrison, George, 1953-1958
1
37
Moy, Seong, 1957-1964
1
38
Nevelson, Louise, 1958-1966
1
39
Nevelson, Mike, 1967
1
40-41
Osver, Arthur, 1955-1959
1
42
Reid, Robert, 1961-1967
1
43
Robus, Hugo, 1946-1960
1
44
Roth, Jack, 1962-1963
1
45
Rowan, Herman, 1960-1965
1
46
Salemme, Attilio, 1955-1962
1
47
Salemme, Lucia, 1960
1
48
Stacey, Don, 1959-1960
1
49
Stoltenberg, Donald, 1955
1
50
Twiggs, Russell, 1957-1960
1
51
Watts, Robert M., 1960-1963
1
52
Wilson, Sybil, 1962-1965
1
53
Woods, Conrad, 1958
1
54
Zuka, 1968
1
55

Series 3: Printed Material , 1951-1965
0.2 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

There are a few clippings, bulletins and other material about Grand Central Art Galleries and Grand Central Moderns, but the bulk of the series is comprised of other galleries' exhibition catalogs and announcements.
The material related to Grand Central Art Galleries and Grand Central Moderns is at the beginning of the series. The catalogs and announcements from other galleries come next in chronological order.
Description Container Select
Grand Central Art Galleries Clippings, 1956-1965
1
56
Other Galleries Catalogs and Announcements, 1951-1959
1
57
Other Galleries Catalogs and Announcements, 1960-1962
1
58
Other Galleries Catalogs and Announcements, 1963-1964
1
59
Other Galleries Catalogs and Announcements, 1964-1964
2
1
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1952-1962
2
2

Series 4: Photographs , 1931, circa 1960-circa 1965
2 Folders
Box 2

There are a few photographs of artwork on display at an architectural firm and one miscellaneous photograph of a miniature portrait. Researchers should note that more photographs of artwork can be found among the artists' files.
Description Container Select
Artwork Displayed at Architectural Office, circa 1960-circa 1965
2
3
Miss Mary Shipman Portrait by Margaret Foote Hawley, 1931
2
4

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  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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