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Susan Conway Gallery records, circa 1928

Susan Conway Gallery (Washington, D.C.)

Collection Information

Size: 23.9 Linear feet; 0.001 Gigabytes

Summary: The modern and contemporary art gallery records of the Susan Conway Gallery in Washington, D.C. measure 23.9 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from 1987-2003. Nearly half of the collection documents the gallery's work as the sole representative of artist and political cartoonist Pat Oliphant through administrative records, exhibition files, press clippings, and a handful of photographs. Also found in the collection are artists' files of other artists represented by the gallery, client files, administrative records, printed and digital materials, and the records of the Susan Conway Conservation Studio.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Susan Conway Gallery was founded by Susan Conway in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in 1987. In 1991, the gallery relocated in Georgetown to the Glackens House, former home of painter William Glackens. In 1998, Conway opened a second location in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Prior to opening the gallery, Conway ran her own fine arts conservation studio.

Provenance

The Susan Conway Gallery records were donated by Susan Conway in 2004 and 2007.

Language Note

The collection is in English.

Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collection Care Preservation Fund.