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Nancy Drysdale Gallery records, 1971-1996

Nancy Drysdale Gallery records, 1971-1996

Nancy Drysdale Gallery (Washington, D.C.)

Collection Information

Size: 9.0 linear ft.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art gallery; Washington, D.C. Established 1991. When colleague Max Protech moved to New York City in 1976, his gallery at 2151 P Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., became the Protech-McIntosh Gallery under his successor, Cincinnati dealer, Nancy McIntosh Drysdale. She then moved the gallery to 406 7th Street, N.W., and changed the name to the McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery. Several years later, Drysdale vacated the 7th Street address and operated as a private dealer before opening the Nancy Drysdale Gallery at 2103 O Street, N.W. in 1991.

Provenance

Donated 1997 by Nancy Drysdale.

Scope and Contents

Artists' files; files on group exhibitions and on fine art publishers, document the activities of Washington, D.C.'s Nancy Drysdale Gallery.

Artists' files, 1971-1996, comprise the bulk of the collection (7 ft). They contain résumés, gallery correspondence, notes, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and photographs of art work and installations concerning 67 artists, among them Jennifer Bartlett, Scott Burton, William Christenberry, Jerry Clapsaddle, Buckminster Fuller, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Kainen, Alex Katz, Sol Lewitt, Robert Mangold, Martin Puryear, Sean Scully, Alan Sonfist, Michael Tracy, Anne Truitt, William Wegman, and Robert Zakanitch. The Burton file contains a schematic drawing and the Kainen file a transcript of an interview with Kainen.

Group exhibition files, 1978-1994 (0.5 ft.), contain lists, photographs, announcements, catalogs, and other printed material concerning 12 exhibitions mounted at the Gallery. Fine art publishers' files, 1972-1995 (1.5 ft.), contain letters, price lists, photographs, and printed material concerning the printing of editions of original art work by 46 fine art publishing companies including Brook Alexander Editions, Crown Point Press, and Tyler Graphics, Ltd.

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