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Triangle Gallery Records
BANC MSS 2011/185  
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The Triangle Gallery records, 1950-2011; undated [bulk 1960s-2011] consist of artists' files, correspondence, gallery records, and personal papers charting the creation of gallery in 1961 to the time of its closure in 2011 due to the death of the owner Jack Van Hiele. The Artist Files are broken down in to two subseries: Represented (artists who were formally represented by the gallery and/or had at least one exhibition) and Inquires (artists seeking representation) and are comprised of correspondence to/from the artist and gallery, exhibition announcements, records of sales, inventories, photodocumentation of artworks, and ephemera. Correspondence is mainly of a personal nature, but does include some correspondence with gallery clients.
Born in Assen, Netherlands in 1917, Jack [Jakob] Van Hiele graduated with a law degree in 1938 from the University of Leiden, but abandoned a career in law to work at the Salzburg Opera. Starting as a stagehand he rose to become an assistant to the director. When WWII overtook Europe, Van Hiele avoided military service because of his employment, yet was forced into factory labor, finally ending up in a refugee camp at the close of the war. Unable to find work in Holland, his language skills earned him employment in Stockholm as a tour guide to Mediterranean countries. These travels south found him acquiring artworks and antique furniture in Italy and leading Van Hiele to open Gallerie Venezia in Stockholm for ten years.
10 linear feet (7 cartons, 5 boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
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