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Owen Gallery records, 1929-2010, bulk 1980-2010

Owen Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 9.4 Linear feet; 0.093 Gigabytes

Summary: The records of Owen Gallery measure 9.4 linear feet and 0.093 GB and date from 1929-2010, bulk 1980-2010. The gallery, which operated from 1986 to 2009 in New York, specialized in late nineteenth and early twentieth century American art with an emphasis on The Eight, Ashcan, and early American modernism. Michael Owen and James Yost owned and directed the gallery. Found within the records are exhibition files; inventory and sales records; printed and digital material; and records regarding painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Material dating from before 1986 when the gallery was established is research related to an artwork's provenance.

Biographical/Historical Note

Owen Gallery, a New York gallery specializing in late nineteenth and early twentieth century American art, operated from 1986 to 2009 and was owned and directed by Michael Owen and James Yost. The gallery represented many artists associated with The Eight, Ashcan, and American modernism. Although exhibitions and the retail gallery have closed, the business remains in operation.

Provenance

The Owen Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2015 and 2016 by Michael Owen and James Yost.

Language Note

Collection is in English