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R. Kirk Askew papers, 1928-1967

R. Kirk Askew papers, 1928-1967

Askew, R. Kirk (Ralph Kirk), 1903-1974

Gallery director

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence with artists, 1943-1945 as owner of Durlacher Bros. art gallery, New York, N.Y. Artists include Cady Wells, Walter Stuempfig, Walter Quirt, Edward Melcarth, Kurt Seligmann, Leonid Berman, Hyman Bloom, Peter Blume, Carlyle Brown, James W. Fosburgh, Stephen Greene, and Walter Stein. Also included on microfilm are exhibition catalogs, 1928-1967 (sent to NCFA/PG library in 1975).

Biographical/Historical Note

Gallery director. Owned Durlacher Brothers from 1937 through ca. 1969.


Donated 1969-1971 by R. Kirk Askew.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels N69-107, N69-108 and 148 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

R. Kirk Askew papers, 1928-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.