David Herbert papers, 1950-1995.


Herbert, David, 1920-1995. David Herbert papers, 1950-1995.

David Herbert papers, 1950-1995.

The papers of David Herbert consist of scattered records emanating from his work at various art galleries, as well as personal documents such as photographs of occupied Japan, where he served after World War II, and many letters to and from his mother, Sarah Schmerer. Gallery records include appointment calendars; sales books; receipts; list of commissions from the Sidney Janis, David Herbert, and Graham Galleries; and various announcements and catalogs. Also found are correspondence between Herbert and Richard Feigen; files on artists, dealers, and galleries, among them Ellsworth Kelly (whom Herbert discovered and recommended to Betty Parsons, triggering his New York career), Ferus Gallery (containing detailed letters from Irving Blum and Walter Hopps, 1958-1962, relating to its founding), Jeanne Reynal, Anthony Padovano, Sven Lukens, Martha Jackson Gallery, and the Arthur Tooth Gallery; and extensive newspaper clippings on art and the art world (mainly obituaries). Of special interest are two transcripts of radio interviews with Betty Parsons from 1951 and 1952, in which Parsons defends the new and controverial art she showed.

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Herbert, David, 1920-1995.

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Art gallery owner and employee; New York, N.Y. Herbert worked for a number of important contemporary galleries, namely the Betty Parsons Gallery (1951-1953), Sidney Janis Gallery (1953-1959), and the Graham Gallery (1969-1975). In addition, he had his own eponymous gallery (1959-1962), was a private dealer (1964-1969; 1975-1995) and was in partnership with dealer Richard Feigen (1962-1964). From the description of David Herbert papers, 1950-1995. (Unknown). W...

Sidney Janis Gallery

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Art gallery; New York, N.Y. From the description of Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs, 1951-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79768309 ...

Graham Gallery

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Art gallery; Houston, Texas. Opened 1981 by William A. Graham. From the description of William Graham and Graham Gallery papers, 1969-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122599987 ...

David Herbert Gallery

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Feigen, Richard L., 1930-

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Richard L. Feigen (1930-) is an art dealer from New York, N.Y. Feigen is founder of Richard L. Feigen & Co. From the description of Oral history interview with Richard L. Feigen, 2009 Jan. 9-13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 317592533 ...

Betty Parsons Gallery

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Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923-....

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Born in 1923, Newburgh, New York. From the description of Artist file. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122547390 ...