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Jefferson Place Gallery

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role Dealer/Gallery
dates 1957-1974
city Washington
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historical notes The Jefferson Place Gallery was an art gallery in Washington, DC. It was founded in 1957 as a coalition of American University artists and others: Robert "Bob" Gates, Helene Herzbrun, and Ben "Joe" Summerford. Helene Herzbrun was a partner until 1961. Alice Denney was the first director. Nesta Dorrance acquired the gallery from Denney around 1960 when she left to organize the Washington Gallery of Modern Art. Dorrance ran it until it closed in the mid 1970's.

The gallery exhibited "advanced art" and was associated with Washington Color School painters for a number of years and was a major Washington outlet for that art. Kenneth Noland, Howard Mehring, Gene Davis, Paul Reed (artist), Hilda Shapiro Thorpe, Sam Gilliam, William Eggleston, Eric Rudd, Rockne Krebs, John Gossage, Franklin White, David Staton, Jennie Lea Knight, Elliot Thompson, Blaine Larson, Sheila Isham, Yuri Schwebler, Valerie Hollister, Ben L. Summerford, Roy Slade, Ed Zerne, Robert Gates....
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Jefferson Place Gallery records, 1957-1971. see details...