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Virginia Drury papers regarding Carl Nelson, 1971-1977

Virginia Drury papers regarding Carl Nelson, 1971-1977

Drury, Virginia

Gallery owner, Dealer

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, biographical material, and photographs documenting artist Carl Nelson's relationship with Virginia Drury and the Virginia Drury Gallery.

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between Drury and Nelson pertaining to the sale Carl Nelson's artwork through Virginia Drury's gallery; however, other letters are more friendly and personal in nature. Biographical material in the collection consists of Nelson's resumes. Also included are three photographs of Nelson's paintings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Virginia Drury was an art dealer and gallery owner in Cambridge, Mass.


Donated 2011 by Dr. Reinier Beeuwkes III, Virginia Drury's grandson.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Virginia Drury papers regarding Carl Nelson, 1971-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.