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Sears Gallagher papers, circa 1882-2010

Gallagher, Sears, 1869-1955

Printmaker, Draftsmen (artists), Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 1.1 linear feet

Summary: The papers of draftsman, printmaker, and illustrator, Sears Gallagher measure 1.1 linear feet and date from circa 1882-2010. The collection consists of biographical information including awards and a scholarly biography; correspondence, primarily professional in nature, documenting the placement of works; professional files that document the management of studio practices including the printmaking process and the distribution and sale of prints; scrapbooks chronicling Gallagher's professional and family history in the form of clippings, photographs, and correspondence; printed material including clippings and commercial prints of watercolors; photographs including those of the artist and his studio; and artwork including numerous drawings on paper and sketchbooks documenting key moments of travel and artistic production.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sears Gallagher (1869-1955) was a draftsman, printmaker, and illustrator born in Boston. Gallagher was a founder of the Monhegan art colony.


The Sears Gallagher papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by Ann Burr Czepiel, granddaughter of Sears Gallagher.