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Rose Fried Gallery records, 1936-1972

Rose Fried Gallery (New York, N.Y.)

Collection Information

Size: 8.1 linear feet

Summary: The Rose Fried Gallery records measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1972 with the bulk of materials dating from 1945 to 1970. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files documenting the gallery's relationship with abstract, modern, and Latin American artists; additional named subject files; and scattered administrative and financial files. Individual artists and subject files contain a wide variety of documentation, such as correspondence, photographs, financial records, and printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Rose Fried Gallery (1940s-1970) was an art gallery in New York, New York, founded by Rose Fried, who took over the Pinacotheca Gallery from Dan Harris, later changing the name of the Gallery to reflect her ownership.


The Rose Fried Gallery Records were donated by Rose Fried and her brother and executor Paul Fried in multiple accretions between 1968 and 1974.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund.