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American Art Association

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role Auction House
dates 1883–1923
city New York
stateNY
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historical notes The American Art Association was formed in 1883 by James F. Sutton, R. Austin Robertson and Thomas E. Kirby.

The partnership was created to operate the American Art Gallery and to promote American art. The Association began conducting auctions in 1885, with Kirby as auctioneer. Robertson died in 1892 and Sutton became a special partner in 1895. Exhibited the work of American artists in its American Art Galleries at 6-8 E. 23rd St., N.Y. In 1912, Kirby's son Gustavus joined the Association, and later acquired Sutton's interest and became a full partner.

American Art Galleries opened in 1922. The Association was sold in 1923 to Cortlandt Field Bishop.

Also known as American Art Gallery.
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Archives of American Art American Art Association records, 1853-1924. see details...
The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library American Art Association records, 1877-1924 (bulk 1910-1924) see details...
Archives of American Art American art auction catalog collection, 1785-1962. see details...
Ball State University Libraries J.W. Riley autographs, 1882-1916. see details...
New York State Library Auction Catalogs Collection, 1800-. Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Robert Lehman papers, ca. 1880s-1977 see details...

see also:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909
Sutton, James F., 1843-1915