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The scattered records of the New York contemporary American art Eva Lee Gallery measure 4.0 linear feet and date from 1921-1973. Artist files contain reference information on numerous contemporary artists - many represented by the gallery - provenance notes, photographs of artwork, and records of sales and consignments. There are also scattered letters from artists and artwork. Found within the records are scattered sales records of J.B. Neumann's New Art Circle Gallery and a photocopy of an auction catalog for Korvettes Art Galleries in Douglastan, New York. Artists' files contain exhibition catalogs from other galleries as well.
Eva Lee Gallery records, 1921-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The Korvettes Art Galleries Auction Catalog is available on 35 mm microfilm Reel 2 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Eva Lee Gallery was an art gallery in Great Neck, New York and owned by Eva Lee.
The Eva Lee Gallery records were donated in 1973 by Eva Lee through Eloise Spaeth, and in 1978 by Neal Richmond of the Paul Klapper Library, Queens College, Flushing, New York, who had been asked to disperse Lee's gallery records following her sudden death in 1973. A photocopy of the Korvettes Art Galleries Auction Catalog was donated by Eva Lee in 1973. Lee's records also contained financial files belonging to art dealer J. B. Neumann and his New Art Circle Gallery, whose estate she had worked on in 1966.
This site provides access to the records of the Eva Lee Gallery in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 4,839 images.
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