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Contemporaries gallery records

Title
Contemporaries gallery records, 1951-1957.
Author
Contemporaries (Gallery : New York, N.Y.)

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Mixed materialPermit needed MssCol 6212Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

Details

Additional Authors
Lowengrund, Margaret.
Description
.2 linear foot (1 box).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Photographs.
  • Visitors' books.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • The Contemporaries gallery, established in New York City in 1952 by Margaret Lowengrund, its Director, represented American graphic artists and promoted the art of printmaking, especially lithography.
Call Number
MssCol 6212
OCLC
173318154
Author
Contemporaries (Gallery : New York, N.Y.)
Title
Contemporaries gallery records, 1951-1957.
Summary
The records of The Contemporaries gallery consist of a visitors' register for exhibition attendees from 1951 December-1955 March; one folder of Margaret Lowengrund's correspondence, almost entirely incoming, from museums and institutions regarding the gallery's activities, artists seeking representation, and potential art buyers, 1954-1957; photographs of the gallery and Margaret Lowengrund; a typescript of Lowengrund's article "The Year in Art, 1949" for World Scope Encylopedia; and a few clippings.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at division indicated.
Biography
The Contemporaries gallery, established in New York City in 1952 by Margaret Lowengrund, its Director, represented American graphic artists and promoted the art of printmaking, especially lithography. Margaret Lowengrund (1902-1957) was an American lithographer and printmaker who was also active as a painter, illustrator, critic and writer. Her work was exhibited at the Kleemann-Thorman Galleries, the Philadelphia Print Club, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and elsewhere. Lowengrund taught color lithography at the New School for Social Research, and operated printmaking workshops offering classes taught by artists such as Michael Ponce de Leon and John Muench. In 1955 she opened The Contemporaries Graphic Art Centre, which later became the Pratt Graphics Center. Lowengrund was an associate editor of Art Digest, and assistant director of the National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts, 1950-1951.
Occupation
Lithographers.
Printmakers.
Added Author
Lowengrund, Margaret.
Research Call Number
MssCol 6212
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