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Perls Galleries

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role Dealer/Gallery
dates 1937-1997
city New York City
stateNY
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historical notes The Perls Galleries in New York were founded in 1937 by Klaus Gunther Perls (b. 1912) and his brother, Franz R. Perls, after two years of running the Galerie Kaete Perls in Paris. Following their marriage, Klaus and Amelia B. Perls jointly ran the gallery, which specialized in modern French painting.

Artists in the Perls' stable included Derain, Dufy, Matisse, Modigliani, Pascin, Soutine, and Vlaminck. With a 1971 retrospective of Alexander Calder's work, the gallery singlehandedly launched the artist's career. The Perls Galleries closed in 1997.

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1960-1970
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Perls Galleries records, 1935-1997. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Klaus G. Perls interview, 1993 Jan. 19. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Chet Harmon La More papers, 1933-1973. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Subject file: Perls Galleries: miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Letters and postcards from Alexander Calder, 1957-1970.
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Frederick Papsdorf papers, 1900-1975.
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Leo Baeck Institute
Center for Jewish History
Papers of Hugo Perls (1886-1977), 1936-1976 see details...
Stony Brook University
Special Collections & University Archives
Eugénie Soderberg Papers, [ca.1930]-1973. see details...

see also:
Perls, Klaus
Frank Perls Gallery