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Otto and Ilse Gerson papers, 1933-1980

Gerson, Otto, 1902-1962


Collection Information

Size: 3.0 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York art dealers and gallery owners Otto and Ilse Gerson measure 3 linear feet and date from 1933 to 1980. This collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, exhibition files, artists' files, collectors' files, business records, inventory and stock records, printed materials, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Otto Gerson married Ilse Goehler in 1939, and together they became important dealers in New York, circa 1940-1962, bringing works by noted post-war European (and some American) artists to the American market.


The Otto and Ilse Gerson papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1984 by Indian Head Bank North on behalf of Otto and Ilse Gerson.

Language Note

Letters from Marcks and Kirchner are in German.

Correspondence in the Dina Vierny Gallery file is mainly in French.