Fill in the form with your search criteria and click "find records". Click on each field below for more information.
Role refers to entity's role in the art market, including â€śdealer,â€ť â€śgallery,â€ť â€śartist,â€ť and â€śpatronâ€ť and â€ścollectorâ€ť among others. (Ctrl + click to select more than one.)
Name refers to subject name and can be searched by full name (first and last), first name, or last name. A truncated name will return the closest match. For example, â€świldâ€ť will return Wildenstein and "ken" will return both Kennedy Galleries and Mitchell Kennerley.
City can be searched by all or part of the city name. For example, "bos" will return records for dealers and collectors who were active in "Boston".
State names are abbreviated (e.g. "NY").
Country names are not abbreviated (n.b. This search will only find countries outside of the United States. â€śUnited Kingdomâ€ť is used instead of England or Great Britain).
The Historical Notes fields includes the biography section of records and historical notes taken directly from the collections finding aid.
The Keywords field includes subject names, associations, and cities-- but not repository information unless it appears in the record description itself.
Decade refers to the decades that a dealer, gallery, collector, auction house, etc. were active in their respective roles in the art world. For example, Louisine Waldron Elder Havemeyerâ€™s life dates are 1855-1929, but she did not begin collecting art until the 1870s while traveling through Europe. She continued to collect until the decade of her death. Therefore, her activity decades in the directory are listed as 1870-1880, 1880-1890, 1890-1900, 1900-1910, 1910-1920, and 1920-1930.
Individuals are divided by Gender. Associations, galleries, and auction houses are listed as "N/A".
Repository refers to the location of the archival material. Repository Name and Repository City may be searched by either the full name or part of the name.
Archive Notes includes information from the "scope and content" notes in the catalog records of the archive.