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Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records, 1851-1991, (bulk 1962-1991)

Robert Schoelkopf Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 29.0 linear ft.

Summary: Records documenting the day-to-day administration of the Robert Schoelkopf Gallery from 1962-1991, with additional items predating the founding of the gallery from 1851-1961, including items relating to artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries and those relating to the period of transition during which Robert Schoelkopf ended his partnership with the Zabriskie Gallery. The records provide information on 20th century American art history, including his work to revitalize interest in turn-of-the-century impressionist or modernist painters, sculptors, as well as realist painters and sculptors from the latter half of the century, and contemporary fine art photographers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art gallery, New York, N.Y. Est. 1962. Specialized in 20th century American painting and sculpture. Closed upon Schoelkopf's death in 1991.


Donated 1991 and 1996 by Laura Jane Schoelkopf, Robert's widow, and in 1992 by Coe Kerr Gallery through Leigh Morse.