Fendrick Gallery records


Fendrick Gallery records


The records of the Fendrick Gallery measure 106.4 linear feet and 0.008 GB and span the years 1952 to 2001. The bulk of the collection is comprised of artist's files that document the gallery's relationships with and representation of over 300 contemporary artists, including Robert Arneson, William Bailey, Daniel Brush, Wendell Castle, Robert Cottingham, James Drake, John Dreyfuss, Walter Dusenbury, Roger Essley, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Jasper Johns, Raymond Kaskey, Claude and Francois Lalanne, Albert Paley, Joseph Raffael, Carol Summer, and numerous other artists. Also found are subject, exhibition, commission, administrative, and financial files, as well as files documenting the gallery's relationship with other museums and galleries.Series 1, Artist's Files, measures almost 42 linear feet and dates from 1962-2001. Found here are files documenting the gallery's relationship with over 300 contemporary artists. Files typically contain correspondence, sales receipts, printed materials, exhibition catalogs and announcements, commission information, photographs, slides, and other materials.Series 2, Albert Paley, 1970-2001, and undated, provides detailed documentation (14.5 linear feet) of the Fendrick gallery's representation of prominent American metal sculptor Albert Paley. The gallery represented Paley from the early 1980s through the early 1990s and devoted a great deal of its resources promoting Paley's work through exhibitions and commissioned sales. Correspondence between the Fendrick Galleries and Paley Studios is found in this series, along with publicity materials, commission proposals and sketches, exhibition materials, and audio-visual and photographic documentation of Paley's work. Researchers should also consult Series 3 for additional documentation of Paley's commissioned projects.Series 3, Commissioned Works and Projects, 1972-2000, and undated, documents the variety of commissions and special projects the gallery arranged and managed on behalf of its represented artists. Because privately commissioned work and government-sponsored public art projects represented a significant source of revenue for the Fendrick galleries, the gallery devoted a substantial amount of time and resources towards securing these projects. These files contain applications, proposals, sketches, correspondence, photographs and other material arranged by name of project.Series 4, Exhibition Files, 1961, 1970-1996, and undated, houses files relating to exhibitions organized by Fendrick Gallery. Found here are exhibition announcements, invitations, and catalogs; specific named exhibition files; and files concerning special projects or exhibitions, often jointly curated with other galleries or institutions. The Fendrick gallery was also actively involved in various governmental programs, such as Art in the Embassies Program, and organized traveling exhibits or loaned artwork to them.The gallery's relationships with other galleries, museums, institutions, and art organizations is documented in Series 5, Museums and Galleries Files, 1952-2000, and undated. Many of the files concern loans, exhibition venues, and joint exhibitions or projects.Series 6, Subject Files, 1952, 1960-2001, and undated contain numerous files arranged by subject heading. Here, researchers will find information collected and maintained by the gallery on various art medium, artists of interest, exhibition catalogs from museums and other galleries, information about small and fine art presses. Of particular interest are several folders entitled "Fine Art Printers & Publishers." Barbara Fendrick's early years in the art business centered upon exhibiting, promoting, and selling prints produced by young, emerging American artists. The information found here documents her growing personal relationships with some of the most prominent artists and printmakers of this era.Records documenting administrative, business, operating, and financial affairs are arranged in Series 7, Administrative and Financial Files, 1960-2001, and undated. Found here are records of both the Barbara Fendrick Gallery (New York) and the Fendrick Gallery (Washington, D.C.), as well as files that document Barbara Fendrick's role as art consultant, appraiser, lecturer, exhibition juror, and guest curator. Found are numerous inventory cards, insurance records, consignment files, general correspondence, lists, loan files, notebooks, real estate files, card files on artists and clients, and history files. Of particular interest are the Day Books/Dailies maintained by the New York gallery staff consisting of entries and notes regarding prospective clients and their interests. The Telephone Log Books contain details of telephone conversations with artists, clients, dealers, and other art professionals. Series 7 also houses the financial records of both galleries, including invoices, financial statements, expenses, accounts, and tax records.



SNAC Resource ID: 6630487

Archives of American Art

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Summer, Carol.

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Maria da Conceição.

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Benes, Barton Lidic.

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Brush, Daniel

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Woodyard, William.

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Lalanne, Claude M.

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Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011

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Painter (New York, N.Y.) Born 1928. From the description of Helen Frankenthaler interview, 1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220179604 Helen Frankenthaler (1928- 2011) was a painter from New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Helen Frankenthaler, 1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495595062 Painters; New York, N.Y. Frankenthaler and Motherwell were married, and subsequently divorced. Were good fri...

Gilliam, Sam, 1933-....

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Painter; Washington, D.C. From the description of Oral history interview with Sam Gilliam, 1989 Nov. 4-11 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220240060 Sam Gilliam (1933- ) is a painter from Washington, D.C. From the description of Oral history interview with Sam Gilliam, 1984 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78385692 Gilliam, Sam, Painter of Washington, D.C. From the description of Oral history interview with Sam Gillia...

Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992

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Ceramist, sculptor, educator; California and New York. From the description of Robert Arneson papers, 1963-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122647905 Robert Arneson, 1930-, ceramic sculptor of Benicia, Calif. From the description of Oral history interview with Robert Arneson, 1981 Aug. 14-15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646396991 Ceramic sculptor; Benicia, Calif. From the description of Robert Arneson interviews, 1981 Aug. 14 - 15. (Un...

Lalanne, François-Xavier

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Barbara Fendrick Gallery

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Summer, Carol

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Cottingham, Robert, 1935-

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Painter, printmaker; Newtown, Connecticut. From the description of Robert Cottingham papers, 1953-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122566368 Robert Cottingham (1935- ) is a painter and printmaker from Newtown, Conn. From the description of Oral history interview with Robert Cottingham, 1998 July 27 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646401335 Painter, printmaker; Newtown, Conn. From the description of Oral history interview...

Drake, James, 1946-

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Paley, Albert

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Albert Paley (1944- ) is an art metal worker and jewelry designer from Rochester, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Albert Paley, 1982 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 430380359 Sculptor and metalworker Albert Paley's permanent mark on the campus of RIT was made when his towering Sentinel was dedicated in 2003. Paley was born in Philadelphia, and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He came to Ro...

Tenneson, Joyce, 1945-

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Woodyard, William

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Benes, Barton Lidic

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Dreyfuss, John, 1949-

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Raffael, Joseph, 1933-....

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Painter, illustrator, printmaker; Calif. From the description of Joseph Raffael illustrated manuscripts, 1956-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78498754 ...

Johns, Jasper, 1930-

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American artist. From the description of Typed letter signed : [n.p.], to Herbert J. Seligmann, 1964 Mar. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874947 Artist. From the description of Oral history, 1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86160768 Modern artist; native of Allendale, S.C. From the description of Jasper Johns vertical files collection, 1952-1998. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 40189279 ...

Fendrick Gallery

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Art gallery; Washington, D.C. Owned by Barbara Fendrick. Specialized in contemporary art, especially clay, furniture, metal, and book art. Est. 1960 in Barbara Fendrick's Washington, D.C. area home. In May, 1970, moved to Georgetown, and in 1987 and 1988 expanded and opened the Barbara Fendrick Gallery in the Soho section of New York City. Both the Fendrick Gallery and the Barbara Fendrick Gallery closed in the summer of 1991. From the description of Fendrick...

Dusenbery, Walter, 1939-

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Castle, Wendell, 1932-

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Furniture designer. From the description of Reminiscences of Wendell Castle : oral history, 1985. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565694 Furniture designer, sculptor, and educator. Taught at the School for American Craftsmen, and Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. From the description of Wendell Castle papers, 1965-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86118428 From the description of Oral history...

Bailey, William, 1930-....

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Kaskey, Raymond

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Brush, Daniel

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Lalanne, Claude

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Maria da Conceição

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