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Kathleen Ewing Gallery records, 1946-2009, bulk 1975-2009

Kathleen Ewing Gallery records, 1946-2009, bulk 1975-2009

Kathleen Ewing Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 3.8 linear feet

Summary: The records of Kathleen Ewing Gallery, a Washington, D.C., gallery that specialized in the work of photographers, measure 3.8 linear feet and date from 1946 to 2009, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1975 to 2009. Artists' files make up the bulk of the collection and include exhibition planning documents, correspondence, price lists, publicity, artist statements, and photographs of artwork. Also found are one file of gallery history, two letters, and printed material. Printed material consists of press clippings and a complete set of gallery exhibition announcements.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Kathleen Ewing Gallery (established 1976-closed 2009) was a gallery in Washington, D.C. that primarily exhibited local photographers. Kathleen Ewing owned and operated the gallery.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 2015 by Kathleen Ewing, gallery director.

A Finding Aid to the Kathleen Ewing Gallery Records, 1946-2009, bulk 1975-2009, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart
Biographical/Historical note
The Kathleen Ewing Gallery (established 1976-closed 2009) was a gallery in Washington, D.C. that primarily exhibited photographers. Kathleen Ewing owned and operated the gallery.
Previously working at the National Gallery of Art, Ewing became a private art dealer specializing in contemporary photography in 1976. She initially worked out of her home, and in 1978 opened a gallery on the Georgetown waterfront. In 1983, the gallery moved to Dupont Circle. She regularly exhibited the work of Washington, DC, photographers and was also the executive director of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 3 series.
Series 1: Administrative Files, 1981-2000s (2 folders; Box 1)
Series 2: Artists' Files, 1946, 1975-2009 (2.6 Linear feet; Boxes 1-3)
Series 3: Printed Material, 1976-2007 (1.2 Linear feet; Boxes 3-5)
Scope and Contents note
The records of Kathleen Ewing Gallery, a Washington, DC, gallery that specialized in the work of photographers, measure 3.8 linear feet and date from 1946 to 2009, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1975 to 2009. Artists' files make up the bulk of the collection and include exhibition planning documents, correspondence, price lists, publicity, artist statements, and photographs of artwork. Also found are one file of gallery history, two letters, and printed material. Printed material consists of press clippings and a complete set of gallery exhibition announcements.
Artists documented within the artists' files include Sam Abell, Allen Appel, Esther Bubley, Frank Di Perna, Macduff Everton, Adriel Heisey, Len Jenshel and Diane Cook, Frank Lavelle, Stephen Lawson, Alex MacLean, Bruce McKaig, Mark Power, Rosamond Purcell, Claudia Smigrod, Steve Szabo, and Claudio Vazquez among many others.
Provenance
The collection was donated in 2015 by Kathleen Ewing, gallery director.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart in 2016.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Kathleen Ewing Gallery records, 1946-2009, bulk 1975-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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