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Archives related to: Nancy Drysdale Gallery (Washington, D.C.)

titleNancy Drysdale Gallery records, 1971-1996.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionThis collection measures 9.0 linear feet and dates from 1971 to 1996. The bulk of the collection comprises artist files that document the gallery's relationships with 67 artists, many of whom were represented, or whose work was handled by, the gallery.

In addition to artist files, the collection contains exhibition files, printed material, and publishers files.

Group exhibition files, 1978-1994 (0.5 ft.), contain lists, photographs, announcements, catalogs, and other printed material concerning 12 exhibitions mounted at the Gallery.

Fine art publishers' files, 1972-1995 (1.5 ft.), contain letters, price lists, photographs, and printed material concerning the printing of editions of original art work by 46 fine art publishing companies including Brook Alexander Editions, Crown Point Press, and Tyler Graphics, Ltd.

Biographical/Historical Note:
Art gallery; Washington, D.C. Established 1991. When colleague Max Protech moved to New York City in 1976, his gallery at 2151 P Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., became the Protech-McIntosh Gallery under his successor, Cincinnati dealer, Nancy McIntosh Drysdale.

She then moved the gallery to 406 7th Street, N.W., and changed the name to the McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery. Several years later, Drysdale vacated the 7th Street address and operated as a private dealer before opening the Nancy Drysdale Gallery at 2103 O Street, N.W. in 1991.

extent9.0 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Clippings Notes Exhibition Catalogs Photographs
accessUnmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment.
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acquisition informationDonated 1997 by Nancy Drysdale.
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