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A.S. Drey (Firm)
A.S. Drey was established c. 1864.

"The art firm of...



1860-1935 Munich Dealer/Gallery
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991
Berenice Abbott was an American photographer, collector and patron...


1898-1991 Monson ME Artist Collector Patron
Abbott, Henry
Dr. Henry Abbott built a built a collection of Egyptian...


1812-1859 Cairo Collector
Abegg, Werner
Werner Abegg was an art collector and textile manufacturer.

In...



1903-1984 Riggisberg Collector
Aberbach Fine Art (New York, N.Y.)
Art gallery in New York.

Joachim Jean Aberbach opened the...



1973-1992 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Aberbach, Joachim Jean
Music publisher, art dealer and collector.

Mr. Aberbach collected modern...



1910-1992 New York City NY Collector Dealer/Gallery
Aberbach, Julian J.
Music publisher and art collector, Aberbach, collected and sold art...


1909-2004 Westhampton NY Collector
Aberbach, Susan
Owner and operator of Susan Aberbach Fine Art (New York...


1940- New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Abrams, George
Lawyer and art collector of 17th-century Dutch drawings, including...


1939- Newton MA Collector
Abrams, Harry N.
Harry Abrams was an art collector and Publisher, New York...


1905-1979 New York City NY Collector
Abrams, Maida
Dutch-Art Collector and Advocate for the Disabled.
Mrs. Abrams...



1939-2002 Newton MA Collector
ACA Galleries
ACA Galleries (American Contemporary Artists) was founded in 1932 by...


1932- New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Achim Moeller Fine Arts
Founded by Achim Moeller in 1972, the gallery specializes in...


1972- New York City NY Dealer/Gallery Scholar/Critic/Expert Consultant
Ackerman, Louise Sloss, d. 1982
Louise Sloss Ackerman was an artist, patron, art collector and...


1888-1982 San Francisco CA Collector Artist
Ackland, William Hayes, 1855-1940
Ackland was a Tennessee native, author, art collector, and Washington...


1855-1940 Washington DC Collector
Acquavella Galleries
Acquavella Galleries also known as Acquavella Modern Art was founded...


1921- New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Acton, Arthur
Arthur Acton was an architect, art collector and dealer.

Acton...



1873-1953 Florence Collector Consultant
Acton, Harold, 1904-1994
Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton was a British-American collector...


1904-1994 Florence Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert
Adam A. Weschler & Son
Adam A. Weschler & Son is a Washington, D.C. auction house...


1890- Washington DC Auction_House
Adams, Alvin, 1804-1877
Alvin Adams was an art collector and businessman who owned...


1804-1877 Watertown MA Collector
Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-1958.
Samuel Hopkins Adams was a collector, author and journalist...


1871-1958. New York City NY Collector
Adams, Thatcher M.
Collector and Lawyer, New York, NY.
He was married to...



1837-1919 New York City NY Collector
Adelman, Seymour, 1906-
Collector, patron and expert.

Adelman met Susan Eakins in the...



1906-1985 Philadelphia PA Collector Patron Scholar/Critic/Expert
Adelson Galleries
Adelson Galleries is distinguished for its expertise in the fields...


1964- New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Adler, A.M., 1902-
Abraham M Adler was the co-founded the Hirschl & Adler...


1902-1985 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Adler, Blanche, 1877-1941
Blanche Adler was an art collector, Baltimore Museum Trustee and...


1877-1941 Baltimore MD Collector
Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962
Elmer Adler was a collector, printer, publisher, editor, and author...


1884-1962 New York City NY Collector
Adler, Herbert
Herbert S Adler was an art collector, businessman, and philanthropist...


1942-2005 New York City NY Collector
Adler, Susan
Susan and Herbert Adler formed a collection of American graphic...


New York City NY Collector
Adolph Loewi, Inc.
Adolph "Adolpho" Loewi was a dealer of paintings, sculpture, and...


1910-2003 Beverly Hills CA Dealer/Gallery Collector
Ainsworth, Mary Andrews, 1867-
Mary Andrews Ainsworth was a collector of Japanese prints.

Ainsworth...



1867-1950 Moline IL Collector
Al Akl, F. M. (Fouad Michael), 1903-1971
Fouad Michael Al Akl was a surgeon, author, poet, photographer...


1903-1971 New York City NY Collector
Alan Gallery (Charles Alan)
The Alan Gallery was established by Charles Alan in 1952...


1952-1966 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975
A New York art dealer, Alan, attended Horace Mann School...


1908-1975 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Albert Roullier's Art Rooms
Also known as Roullier's Art Rooms or Albert Roullier Art...


1899-1938 Chicago IL Dealer/Gallery
Aldred, John Edward
John Edward Aldred was a financier (owner of Aldred & Col...


1862-1945 New York City NY Collector
Aldrich, Larry
Larry Aldrick was an ar collector and Patron, fashion designer...


1906-2001 Ridgefield CT Collector
Alex Reid & Lefevre Ltd.
Alex Reid & Lefevre, also known as The Lefevre Gallery, was...


1926-2002 London Dealer/Gallery
Alexander, Charles Beatty, 1849-1927
Charles Beatty Alexander was a collector, lawyer and financier. He...


1849-1927 New York City NY Collector
Alfred Daber Gallery
Art dealer and collector Alfred Daber opened his first gallery...


1924-1970 Paris Dealer/Gallery
Alfred Schmela Galerie
Art gallery in Düsseldorf, Germany...


1957-2002 Düsseldorf Dealer/Gallery
Allen, Dudley Peter, 1852-1915
Dudley Peter Allen was a surgeon, art collector, Chinese porcelain...


1852-1915 Cleveland OH Collector
Allen, Harriet Collins
Harriet Collins Allen was a collector and patron of the...


Cincinnati OH Collector Patron
Alsdorf, James W. (James William), 1913-1990
James William Alsdorf was a collector, patron, Chicago business executive...


1913-1990 Chicago IL Collector
Alsdorf, Marilynn, 1926-
The Alsdorfs collected 20th century European paintings, antiquities, Indian, Himalayan...


1926- Chicago IL Collector
Altman, Benjamin, 1840-1913
Collector and businessman, founder of the Altman Department store in...


1840-1913 New York City NY Collector
Altschul, Arthur G. (Arthur Goodhart), 1920-2002
Art collector, investment banker and philanthropist.

At his death, he...



1920-2002 New York City NY Collector
American Art Association
The American Art Association was formed in 1883 by James...


1883-1923 New York City NY Auction_House
Ames, Frederick L. (Frederick Lothrop), 1835-1893
Frederick Lathrop Ames was a Boston art collector, railroad, real...


1835-1893 Boston MA Collector
Ames, Winslow
Winslow Ames was a collector, museum director, art and architecture...


1907-1990 Saunderstown RI Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert
Amos Eno Gallery
New York gallery...


1973- New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Anderson Galleries, Inc
Art galleries at Park Avenue and 59th Street; New York...


1887-1934 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Anderson, Elizabeth Milbank, 1850-1921
Elizabeth Milbank Anderson was an art collector, philanthropist and public...


1850-1921 Greenwich CT Collector
Anderson, Isabel, 1876-1948
Isabel Weld Perkins Anderson was a Boston heiress, philanthropist and...


1876-1948 Washington DC Collector
Anderson, Larz, 1866-1937
Diplomat and philanthropist Larz Anderson III collected fine art and...


1866-1937 Washington DC Collector
André Emmerich Gallery
Art gallery; New York, N.Y. and Zurich, Switzerland Born in...


1954-1998 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Andrews, William Loring, 1837-1920
William Loring Andrews was an art collector, bibliophile, librarian and...


1837-1920 New York City NY Collector
Ankrum Gallery
The Ankrum Gallery was a Los Angeles Art gallery established...


1966-1990 Los Angeles CA Dealer/Gallery
Ankrum, Joan
Ankrum owned the Ankrum Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Her...


1913-2001 Los Angeles CA Dealer/Gallery
Annenberg, Lee
Leonore “Lee” Cohn Annenberg was a philanthropist who was married...


1918-2009 Rancho Mirage CA Collector
Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-2002
Philanthropist, art collector and communications mogul. His collection of French...


1908-2002 New York City NY Collector
Anschutz, Philip
Philip Anschutz is an American art collector, entrepreneur and financier...


1939- Denver CO Collector
Antelo, Anthony J.
Art collector whose paintings were auctioned by M. Thomas & Sons...


1815-1903 Philadelphia PA Collector
Aram, Dr. Siegfried F.
Dr. Siegfried F. Aram was a German born New York...


1891- New York City NY Collector Dealer/Gallery
Area X Gallery
Art gallery; East Village, New York, N.Y...


1984-1987 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Arensberg, Louise S. (Louise Stevenson), 1879-1953
Louise Stevenson Arensberg, nee Mary Louise Stevens, was an art...


1879-1953 Philadelphia PA Collector
Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954
Walter Arensberg was a writer, publisher and collected art with...


1878-1954 Philadelphia PA Collector
Argus Gallery
Art gallery; Madison, N.J. Founded 1961 by Verdenal and Edward...


1961- Madison NJ Dealer/Gallery
Arman, 1928-2005
Arman, nee Armand Pierre Fernandez, was a French born American...


1928-2005 New York City NY Artist Collector
Arman, Yves
Yves Arman was an art dealer, collector, writer, and son...


1954-1989 New York City NY Collector Dealer/Gallery
Armer, Ruth, 1896-1977
Painter and art collector (San Francisco, Calif.); b. 1896; d...


1896-1977 San Francisco CA Collector Artist
Armstrong, D. Maitland (David Maitland), 1836-1918
David Maitland Armstrong was a collector, artist, lawyer, designer and...


1836-1918 New York City NY Collector
Arnold & Tripp
Experts. c. 1909 located at 8 Rue Saint Georges, Paris...


1909- Paris Dealer/Gallery
Arnold Seligmann & Co.
A gallery owned by Jacques Seligmann's borhter Arnold Seligmann after...


1912-1940 Paris Dealer/Gallery
Arnold, Hicks
Hicks Arnold was a New York City dry goods merchant...


1837-1903 New York City NY Collector
Arnot, Matthias Hollenback, 1833-1910
Matthias Hollenback Arnot was an art collector, gas manufacturer, financier...


1833-1910 Elmira NY Collector
Art of This Century (Gallery)
Art Gallery owned and operated by Peggy Guggenheim, 1942-1947.

Before...



1942-1947 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Art Space (Gallery: Los Angeles, Calif.)
Art Space was a Los Angeles gallery owned and operated...


1977-1991 Los Angeles CA Dealer/Gallery
Artaud, Antonin, 1896-1948
French poet, actor, painter, art critic, and active letter-writer...


1896-1948 Paris Scholar/Critic/Expert
Arthur S. Vernay Incorporated (New York, N.Y.)
Arthur Stannard Vernay established the antiques firm in 1906, it...


1906-1978 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Arthur Tooth & Sons
Art dealers in London and New York, founded in London...


1842-1959 London Dealer/Gallery
Arthur U. Newton Gallery
Arthur U. Newton Gallery was a New York art gallery...


1930-1962 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Artists in Residence (Gallery: New York, N.Y.)
Feminist cooperative art gallery founded 1972 by Dotty Attie...


1972-1979 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Artists' Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Art gallery. Founded 1936 by Hugh Stix. Directed by Federica...


1936-1962 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Arwin Galleries (Detroit, Mich.)
Art gallery; Detroit, Mich. Founded in 1963 by Lester and...


1963-1981 Detroit MI Dealer/Gallery
Asher, Betty
Betty Asher was a Los Angeles contemporary art dealer and...


1914-1994 Beverly Hills CA Dealer/Gallery Collector
Askew, R. Kirk (Ralph Kirk), 1903-1974
Ralph Kirk Askew was an art dealer who began his...


1903-1974 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Askin, Arnold
Arnold Samuel Askin was a businessman (Askin Stores), philanthropist and...


1902-1982 New York City NY Collector
Aspinwall, William Henry, 1807-1875
William Henry Aspinwall was a New York art collector, merchant...


1807-1875 New York City NY Collector
Associated American Artists
Organized in 1934 to stimulate interest throughout the U.S. in...


1934-1981 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Association of Artist-Run Galleries
New York art gallery...


1970's New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Astor, Caroline Schermerhorn, 1830-1908
Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor was a collector and patron. She...


1830-1908 New York City NY Collector
Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848
John Jacob Astor (1763-1848) was the creator of the first...


1763-1848 New York City NY Collector
Astor, John Jacob, 1864-1912
John Jacob Astor IV was a collector, financier, writer and...


1864-1912 New York City NY Collector
Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875
William Backhouse Astor was a businessman and member of the...


1792-1875 New York City NY Collector
Astor, William Waldorf Astor, Viscount, 1848-1919
Viscount William Waldorf Astor was a collector, financier, horseman, statesman...


1848-1919 Edenbridge, Kent Collector
Astor, William, 1829-1892
William Backhouse Astor, Jr. was a collector, businessman and a...


1829-1892 New York City NY Collector
Ault, Lee
Lee Addison Ault was a reporter (Newsweek), art collector, dealer...


1915-1996 Locust Valley NY Collector Dealer/Gallery
Avanti Galleries
Art gallery; New York, N.Y.
Represented modern masters and post...



1966-1970 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904
Samuel Putnam Avery was an art collector, copper and wood...


1822-1904 New York City NY Scholar/Critic/Expert Collector Dealer/Gallery
Avery's Art Rooms
...


New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Ayer, Josephine Mellen Southwick, 1827-1898
Josephine Ayer, nee Josephine Mellen Southwick, was an art collector...


1827-1898 Paris Collector Patron