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Perdalma gallery photographs, 1950-1955

Perdalma Gallery


Collection Information

Size: 17 Items

Summary: 16 black and white photographs of installation preparations and gatherings at Perdalma Gallery. Identified subjects include Stanley Boxer, Carl Holty, Leonard Brenner, Ilya Bolotowski, Vaclav Vytlacil, Ara Klausner, and Joyce Weinstein. Also included is a Perdalma label from a painting by gallery co-founder Ara Klausner.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Perdalma Gallery was co-founded in 1950 by Ara Klausner and Stanley Boxer, in New York, N.Y. It closed in 1955.


Donated 2011 by Joseph Keiffer, brother of the executor of Rachel Klausner's (Ara Klausner's wife) estate. The photographs are the only known records of the Perdalma Gallery.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

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

Perdalma gallery photographs, 1950-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.