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Weyhe Gallery records, 1919-1994

Weyhe Gallery records, 1919-1994

Weyhe Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 18.4 linear feet

Summary: Administrative files, correspondence, exhibition files, financial records and printed material documenting the operation of the Weyhe Gallery and Weyhe Book store.

Biographical/Historical Note

Weyhe Gallery, established 1919, by Erhard Weyhe (1883-1972), was one of the first galleries in New York to specialize in prints. The Weyhe Book store, also owned by Erhard Weyhe, was located in the same location at 794 Lexington Avenue. Carl Zigrosser was gallery director from 1919 until 1940. Gertrude Dennis, Weyhe's daughter, operated the gallery and book store after Erhard's death in 1972 until her death in 2003. Deborah Kiley, Weyhe's granddaughter, is the current owner of the Weyhe Gallery and the book store (currently Weyhe Art Books) now located in Mt. Desert, Maine.

Provenance

Donated 1996, 2012 and 2016 by the Weyhe Gallery via owners Gertrude Weyhe Dennis and Deborah Weyhe Kiley.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Weyhe Gallery records, 1919-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.