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Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)  Search this
Storrs, John Henry Bradley  Search this
Burlin, Paul  Search this
Pattison, Abbott Lawrence  Search this
Nakian, Reuben  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Reynal, Kay Bell  Search this
Siegel, Adrian  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Sunami, Soichi  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell  Search this
Zerbe, Karl  Search this
Shan, Benjamin  Search this
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Cikovsky, Nicolai  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Bry, Doris  Search this
Van Vechten, Carl  Search this
Breinin, Raymond  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Doi, Isami  Search this
Garbisch, Edgar  Search this
Osborn, Robert Chesley  Search this
Samuel, Halpert  Search this
Webb, Electra Havemeyer  Search this
Pollet, Joseph C.  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Tannahill, Robert Hudson  Search this
Valente, Alfredo  Search this
Stasack, Edward  Search this
Hart, George Overbury  Search this
Karfiol, George  Search this
Guglielmi, Louis  Search this
Lea, Wesley  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Wilde, Isabel Carleton  Search this
Crawford, Ralston  Search this
Yavno, Max  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield  Search this
Coleman, Glenn O.  Search this
Carlen, Robert  Search this
Pippin, Horace  Search this
Dole, William  Search this
Tseng, Yu-ho  Search this
Stella, Joseph  Search this
Steig, William  Search this
Broderson, Morris  Search this
Klein, Carl  Search this
Demuth, Charles  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Karfiol, Bernard  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Lewandowski, Edmund  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Newman, Arnold  Search this
Harnett, William Michael  Search this
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison),  Search this
Zajac, Jack  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Morris, George L. K. (George Lovett Kingsland)  Search this
Spencer, Niles  Search this
Lane, William H.  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Halpert, Samuel  Search this
Fredenthal, David  Search this
Bennett, Rainey  Search this
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich  Search this
Pincas, Julius Mordecai  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Saklatwalla, Beram K.  Search this
Walters, Carl  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Maya, Otto  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Tam, Reuben  Search this
Boris Mirski (Gallery : Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Felix Landau Gallery  Search this
American Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Our Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
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Physical Description:
109.56 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Downtown Gallery records constitute 109.59 linear feet on 167 reels of microfilm. The records are dated 1824 to 1974 with bulk dates from 1926 to 1969.
Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Funding for the processing, microfilming and digitization of the microfilm of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Use Note:
NOTICE TO RESEARCHERS: Prior to publishing information regarding sales transactions, researchers are responsible for obtaining written permission from both artist and purchaser involved. If it cannot be established after a reasonable search whether an artist or purchaser is living, it can be assumed that the information may be published 60 years after the date of the sales transaction.
Related Materials:
Berman, Avis. Pioneers in American Museums: Edith Halpert. Museum News 54, no. 2 (November/December 1975): 34-37, 61-64.
Bragazzi, Olive. The Story Behind the Rediscovery of William Harnett and John Peto by Edith Halpert and Alfred Frankenstein. American Art Journal 15, no. 3 (Spring 1984): 51-65.
Tepfer, Diane. Edith Gregor Halpert and the Downtown Gallery/Downtown, 1926-1940: A Study in American Art Patronage. Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan, 1989.
Edith Gregor Halpert, interview by Harlan Phillips, 1962-1963. Oral History Program, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Edith Gregor Halpert, interview by Harlan Phillips, January 20, 1965. New Deal and the Arts Project, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Edith Gregor Halpert, lecture delivered at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, October 19, 1959, on the 1959 American National Art Exhibition in Moscow. Tape-recorded by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and transcribed by the Downtown Gallery staff.
In addition, the Archives of American Art has among its collections personal papers and oral history interviews of artists and collectors associated with the Downtown Gallery. Researchers are advised to conduct a name search in the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS).
Biography Note:
The Downtown Gallery is an art gallery in New York, New York, owned by Edith Gregor Halpert. Established as Our Gallery in 1926 by Edith Gregor Halpert and Berthe Kroll Goldsmith for the purpose of promoting modern American art. Downtown Gallery was an early promoter of American folk art. The gallery name changed to Downtown Gallery in 1927, and Halpert became its sole owner in 1935. Subsidiary galleries operated by Downtown Gallery on its premises were: The Daylight Gallery (opened 1930), American Folk Art Gallery (established with Holger Cahill in 1929, opened 1931), the John Marin Room (opened 1950), and the Ground-Floor Room (opened 1951). After Halpert's death in 1970, Downtown Gallery continued limited operation until 1973, under the direction of her niece, Nathaly Baum.
The bulk of the records were originally received as a loan in 1957 and 1967 from Edith Gregor Halpert, and microfilmed on reels ND1-ND71. Additions were received incrementally, between 1972 and 1978 from Nathaly Baum, niece of and executor of Halpert's estate, and microfilmed incrementally as well on various reels. In 1998, with funds provided by the Luce Foundation, the collection was reprocessed by Catherine Stover Gaines into one coherent arrangement, and remicrofilmed 1999-2000, totaling 167 reels of film. Most, but not all, of the documents from the early loaned material were subsequently donated. One additional document received 2016 by Karen Freeman, daughter of Arthur H. Freeman, who did business at L. D. Landau and Co. Freeman represented Halpert as an insurance agent.
Digitization Note:
The papers of Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.) in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 1999 from 167 reels of microfilm. The bulk of the collection has been digitized. [Researchers should note that as the Archives' first microfilm digitization project, the image quality is poor, especially for printed illustrations and photographs, due to the bi-tonal format used at the time.]
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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African American
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art