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Schmidt Bingham Gallery selected records, 1948-2002

Schmidt Bingham Gallery

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 1.2 Linear feet

Summary: The selected records of the Schmidt Bingham Gallery measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1948 to 2002. The records document the history of the gallery though letters to Penelope Schmidt upon the closing of the Schmidt Bingham Gallery (2002); artists' files on Carroll Cloar, Morris Graves, and John Wilde; files relating to an exhibition, "L'Alta Fantasia, Saints, Angels and Other Heavenly Creatures" (1990-1991); and photographs of various works of art. Artists' files include biographical material, a catalog raisonne, exhibition checklists, price lists, printed material, exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings, published writings, press releases, as well as photographs, slides, transparencies of works of art and video recordings (VHS cassettes). John Wilde's files include typescripts of his diaries (1978-1990) and letters to Penelope Schmidt (1986-2002). Also found are letters between Penelope Schmidt and Paul Caponigro (1997-2001). Video recordings are on Carroll Cloar, (undated) and Morris Graves, "An Introduction to Morris Graves, " (1994).

The selected records of the Schmidt Bingham Gallery measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1948 to 2002. The records document the history of the gallery though letters to Penelope Schmidt upon the closing of the Schmidt Bingham Gallery (2002); artists' files on Carroll Cloar, Morris Graves, and John Wilde; files relating to an exhibition, "L'Alta Fantasia, Saints, Angels and Other Heavenly Creatures" (1990-1991); and photographs of various works of art. Artists' files include biographical material, a catalog raisonne, exhibition checklists, price lists, printed material, exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings, published writings, press releases, as well as photographs, slides, transparencies of works of art and video recordings (VHS cassettes). John Wilde's files include typescripts of his diaries (1978-1990) and letters to Penelope Schmidt (1986-2002). Also found are letters between Penelope Schmidt and Paul Caponigro (1997-2001). Video recordings are on Carroll Cloar, (undated) and Morris Graves, "An Introduction to Morris Graves, " (1994).

Biographical/Historical Note

Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Closed March 31, 2002. Specialized in contemporary art. Co-founded by Penelope Schmidt, the gallery operated for 16 years on 57th Street.

Provenance

Donated 2002 by Penelope Schmidt. Schmidt retained the bulk of the gallery's records.

Language Note

English .

Funding

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.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Restrictions on Use

This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Schmidt Bingham Gallery selected records, 1948-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.