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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.

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

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.

A Finding Aid to the Nancy Drysdale Gallery Records,
1971-1996
, in the Archives of American Art
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Finding aid prepared by Jean Fitzgerald
Scope and Content Note
This collection measures 9.0 linear feet and dates from 1971 to 1996. The bulk of the collection comprises artist files that document the gallery's relationships with 67 artists, many of whom were represented, or whose work was handled by, the gallery. In addition to artist files, the collection contains exhibition files, printed material, and publishers files.
Historical Note
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. Drysdale 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.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as four series reflecting the original arrangement imposed by the Gallery.
Series 1: Group Exhibition Files, 1978-1994 (Box 1, 0.5 linear ft.)
Series 2: Fine Art Publishers Files, 1972-1995 (Boxes 1-2, 1.5 linear ft.)
Series 3: Artist Files, 1971-1996 (Boxes 2-9, 7 linear ft.)
Series 4: Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1993-1994 (Box 9, 1 folder)
Provenance
Donated 1997 by Nancy Drysdale.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Jean Fitzgerald in 1999. The finding aid was modified by Stephanie Ashley in 2001 during conversion to EAD.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Nancy Drysdale Gallery records, 1971-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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