Scope and Contents
The Pierre Matisse Gallery printed material measures 1.2 linear feet and dates from 1936 to 1988. The collection consists of exhibition catalogs from group and solo shows held at the gallery, an offer for a limited edition Joan Miro album, and several books on artists that were completed in conjunction with the gallery. Catalogs of exhibiting solo artists include Reg Butler, March Chagal, Jean Dubuffet, Manolo Millares, Joan Miro, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Balthus, Yves Tanguy, and Francois Rouan. Group show catalogs include several from the duo Joan Miro and Jose Artigas (1956, 1963, 1985), Four Painters: Faucher, Hantai, Rouan, Viallat (1974), and Paintings from Paris (1946). Also present is a catalog from the gallery's exhibition of African sculptures, Sculpture of the Tallem and the Dogon (1960).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Records on reel NPM1 were lent for microfilming in 1967 by the Pierre Matisse Gallery. The unmicrofilmed materials were donated in 1996 by the Pierre Matisse Foundation.
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel NPM1. Included are catalogs of Pierre Matisse Gallery exhibitions, 1931-1945; photographs of exhibitions interspersed among the catalogs; and a scrapbook containing clippings and reviews of shows at the gallery. This material was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.
The Pierpont Morgan Library is the primary repository in possession of the Pierre Matisse Gallery records.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
This collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Christopher DeMairo in 2021.