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Tibor de Nagy Gallery records, 1941-2016

Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 43.9 Linear feet

Summary: The records of the New York Tibor de Nagy Gallery measure 43.9 linear feet and date from 1941-2016. The records document the activities of the gallery through business records and correspondence, exhibition files, artist files, financial and legal records, inventory records, and a small amount of records of the Houston Branch.

Biographical/Historical Note

One of the earliest modern art galleries in New York, Tibor de Nagy Gallery was founded in 1950 by Tibor de Nagy and John Bernard Myers. Initially the gallery featured the work of second generation Abstract Expressionists and continues to operate today with a focus on the Post War second generation New York School.


The records were donated by Tibor de Nagy Gallery in multiple accessions between 1993-1996 and in 2018. Additional material about the exhibition, Digital Explorations: Emerging Visions in art , 1988, donated in 2020 by one of the exhibition curators, Ligia Ercius-DiPaola.

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Language Note

The collection is in English.


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