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Kootz Gallery records, 1923-1966

Kootz Gallery (N.Y.)

Collection Information

Size: 7.1 linear ft.

Summary: The records of modernist New York City Kootz Gallery measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1923-1966. They consist of scattered correspondence and exhibition files; photograph files of artists, including ones for Picasso, William Baziotes, and Hans Hofmann, among many others; photographs and slides of the gallery and exhibitions; and scattered personal papers of Samuel M. Kootz. The bulk of the records consist of 23 scrapbooks that contain primarily printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Kootz Gallery (1945-1966) was an art gallery in New York, N.Y. Kootz Gallery was founded 1945 by Samuel M. Kootz.


Samuel M. Kootz donated the gallery records in two increments in 1971. Nearly all of the same records had been loaned in 1965 for microfilming.

Related Materials

Also found among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are oral history interviews with Samuel M. Kootz by John Morse on March 2, 1960 and by Dorothy Seckler on April 13, 1964. Records of Kootz Gallery are also interspersed among the records of Nathan Halper's galleries.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Funding for the conservation of the Kootz Gallery scrapbooks was provided by a grant from the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Location of Originals

  • Reel NY65-1: Originals returned to the lender after microfilming; the catalog, Intrasubjectives, was subsequently donated.