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C.G. Sloan & Co.
Auction gallery; Washington, D.C.
Founded in late 19th century. Closed...



1893-1963 Washington DC Dealer/Gallery Auction House
Cahill, James, 1926-
Asian art historian, curator, and collector.

James Cahill took his...



1926- Vancouver B.C. Collector
Candy Store Gallery
Art gallery, Folsom, California, exhibited Robert Arneson, Clayton Bailey, Royd...


1973-1982 Folsom CA Dealer/Gallery
Canessa, Ercole
Ercole Canessa was an antiquities art collector and dealer.

Canessa's...



1868-1929 New York City NY Collector Dealer/Gallery
Canfield, Richard Albert
Richard “Dick” Albert Canfield was a businessman and art collector...


1855-1914 New York City NY Collector
Cantey, Sam
Collector, banker; Fort Worth, Texas. Born 1914. Died 1973.

Cantey...



1914-1973 Fort Worth TX Collector
Cantor, B. Gerald, 1916-1996
Collector, business executive, philanthropist and owner of Rodin collection.

Over...



1916-1996 Beverly Hills CA Collector Patron
Cantor, Iris
In 1977, Iris Bazel married the financier, art collector and...


Beverly Hills CA Collector Patron
Capen, Elmer Hewitt, 1838-1905
The Reverend Elmer Hewitt Capen was an art collector and...


1838-1905 Medford MA Collector
Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845
Philadelphia publisher (Carey & hart), art collector and a president of...


1805-1845 Philadelphia PA Collector
Carey, William Paulet
Carey was an Irish writer, art collector, painter, engraver and...


1759-1839 Philadelphia PA Collector Artist Dealer/Gallery Scholar/Critic/Expert
Carl Battaglia Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
New York art gallery...


1978 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Carlebach, Julius
Julius Hirsch Carlebach owned the Carlebach Gallery, also known as...


1909-1964 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Carlen Galleries, Inc.
Art gallery; Philadelphia, Pa.

The gallery was founded in 1937...



1937-1997 Philadelphia PA Dealer/Gallery
Carlen, Robert, 1906-1990
Art dealer; Philadelphia, Pa.; founder of Carlen Galleries. Promoted the...


1906-1990 Philadelphia PA Dealer/Gallery
Carlhian (Firm : New York, N.Y.)
In 1867 Anatole Carlhian and his brother-in-law, Albert...


1867-1975 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Carlin Galleries
Art gallery; Fort Worth, Tex. Originally named the gallery of...


1957-1960 Fort Worth TX Dealer/Gallery
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919
Andrew Carnegie was a collector, Scottish industrialist, businessman, a major...


1835-1919 Lenox MA Collector Patron
Carolan, Harriet Pullman, 1869-1956
She was one of two daughters of George M Pullman...


1869-1956 Hillsborough CA Collector
Carpenter, Rue Winterbotham, d. 1931
Collector, daughter of Chicago manufacturer, bank director, Chicago Art Institute...


d. 1931 Chicago IL Collector
Carstairs, Carroll
Son of Charles S Carstairs, Carroll Carstairs was a legacy...


1889-1948 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Carstairs, Charles S.
Chairman of the Board of M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., of...


1865-1928 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Cassatt, A. J. (Alexander Johnston), 1839-1906
Alexander J. Cassatt was a collector and businessman who served...


1839-1906 Philadelphia PA Collector
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926
Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American artist, collector and art...


1844-1926 Paris Collector Consultant Artist
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.)
The gallery was founded in 1931 by Giovanni Castano also...


1931-1983 Boston MA Dealer/Gallery
Castelli, Leo
New York art dealer who played an extraordinary role in...


1907-1999 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery Collector
Catlin, Daniel
Collector, multimillionaire tobacco manufacturer, real estate holdings, banking, and President...


1837-1916 St. Louis MO Collector
Catlin, George, 1796-1872
George Catlin was born July 26, 1796, in Wilkes-Barre...


1796-1872 St Louis MO Collector Artist
Center Street Gallery
Founded by Jeannette McKean (1909–1989), Center Street Gallery was...


1945-1994 Winter Park FL Dealer/Gallery
Cernuda, Ramón
Ramón and his wife Nercy's collection concentrates on Cuban art...


Miami FL Collector Dealer/Gallery
Challis Galleries (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
Art gallery; Laguna Beach, California, operated by Richard Challis from...


1947-1980 Laguna Beach CA Dealer/Gallery
Chambers, Eunice, d. 1968
Miss Eunice Chambers was a dealer and collector of American...


d. 1968 Hartsville SC Collector Dealer/Gallery Scholar/Critic/Expert
Chandler, Jane England
Jane England Chandler was an art collector from Alexandria, VA...


Alexandria VA Collector
Chang, Fu-Yun, b. 1890
Chinese linguist, phonologist, composer, author, art collector and reformer of...


1890-1983 San Francisco CA Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert
Chapellier Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
Galleries founded in 1916 in Brussels and London; in 1923...


1916- New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Chapman, Frederick A
Frederick Arthur Chapman was an art dealer/auctioneer who worked...


1870-1933 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Chapman, Henry T, 1837-1912
Colonel Henry T. Chapman was an art collector, financier, Civil...


1837-1912 New York City NY Collector
Charell, Ludwig
Ludwig Charell (1891?-1956) was a German-American art expert...


1891?-1956 New York City NY Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert
Chase, J. Eastman
J. Eastman chase was an art dealer who operated out...


1840-1923 langdon NH Dealer/Gallery
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916
William Merritt Chase was an artist and art collector.

Chase's...



1849-1916 New York City NY Artist Collector
Cherry, Wendell
Collector, businessman, and vice chairman of Humana Inc., and Broadway...


1936-1991 Louisville KY Collector Patron
Childs, Charles
Charles D. Childs was a Boston art collector and dealer...


1906-1993 Boston MA Collector Dealer/Gallery
Childs, George William, 1829-1894
George W. Childs was a Philadelphia publisher, newspaperman (Public Ledger...


1829-1894 Philadelphia PA Collector
Christie, Lansdell K., d. 1965.
A mining industrialist, Philanthropist and collector of American furniture, silver...


1903-1965 Syosset NY Collector
Christopher Leonard Gallery
New York art gallery which at one point operated out...


1989-2005 New York City NY Auction House
Chrysler, Walter P. (Walter Percy), 1909-1988
Industrialist, art collector, bibliophile, publisher, and theatrical producer.

His father...



1909-1988 Norfolk VA Collector
Chrystie, Mary
China and glass dealer...


Circa 1800-1806 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Chrystie, Thomas Ludlow
Thomas Ludlow Chrystie was a china and glass dealer...


ca. 1800- New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Church, Barbara
Barbara and her husband Henry Church collected modern paintings, drawings...


d. 1960 New York City NY Collector Patron
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900
Frederic Edwin Church was an American Landscape painter and collector...


1826-1900 New York City NY Artist Collector
Claflin, Agnes Rindge, 1900-1977
Educator, collector, and director of Vassar Art Gallery...


1900-1977 New Paltz NY Collector
Claghorn, James L. (James Lawrence), 1817-1884
James Lawrence Claghorn was an art collector, patron, an officer...


1817-1884 Philadelphia PA Collector Patron
Clark, Anthony M.
Anthony (Tony) Morris Clark was an art collector, scholar, painter...


1923-1976 New York City NY Collector Artist
Clark, C. H.
Clarence Howard Clark was an art and book collector, businessman...


1833-1906 Philadelphia PA Collector
Clark, Charles D., 1917-
Charles Clark was a print collector...


1917-1980 McAllen TX Collector
Clark, Francine, -1960
Francine Clary married Robert Sterling Clark in 1919. She joined...


d. 1960 Williamstown MA Collector
Clark, Huguette, 1906-2011
Huguette Marcelle Clark was a collector art and musical instruments...


1906-2011 New York City NY Collector
Clark, Jonas Gilman, 1815-1900
Collector, businessman, and founder of the Clark University (1887). He...


1815-1900 Worcester MA Collector
Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956
Art collector, traveler, and racehorse breeder.
An heir to the...



1877-1956 Williamstown MA Collector Patron
Clark, Stephen Carlton, 1882-1960
Art collector, lawyer, publisher, businessman, president of the National Baseball...


1882-1960 New York City NY Collector
Clark, William Andrews, 1839-1925
William Andrews Clark was a collector, banker, railroad man, copper...


1839-1925 New York City NY Collector
Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931
Thomas B. Clarke collected Porcelain and American Art. Clarke was...


1848-1931 New York City NY Collector
Clearwater, Alphonso Trumpbour, 1848-1933
Alphonso Trumpbour Clearwater was a lawyer, judge and collector of...


1848-1933 Kingston NY Collector
Clement, Arthur W. (Arthur Wilfred), 1878-
Arthur W. Clement (1878-1952) was a collector of early American...


1878-1952 New York City NY Collector
Clemson, Thomas Green, 1807-1888
Collector, engineer, government official, U.S. ambassador to Belgium from 1844...


1807-1888 Clemson SC Collector Artist
Closson's
Closson's, closed in 2010, was a Cincinnati establishment which was...


1866-2010 Cincinnati OH Dealer/Gallery
Clowes, Edith W. H. (Edith Whitehill Hinkel), 1885-1967
Edith Clowes, née Edith Edith Whitehill Hinkel, was an art...


1885-1967 Indianapolis IN Collector
Clowes, G. H. A. (George Henry Alexander), 1877-1958
Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes was an art collector, entrepreneur...


1877-1958 Indianapolis IN Collector
Clubb, Laura A.
Laura Abigail Clubb was an art collector, teacher and philanthropist...


1874-1952 Kaw City OK Collector
Coale, James Carey
According to The Art Treasures of America, Carey owned works...


1825-1881 Baltimore MD Collector
Coale, Samuel A.
A portion of Coale's collection sold at the Cooper Institute...


1841- St. Louis MO Collector
Coates, Edward H. (Edward Hornor), 1846-1921
Active within the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) Edward...


1846-1921 Philadelphia PA Collector Patron
Codman, Charles Russell, 1784-1852
Rrichard Codman's nephew and private collector. He lent work to...


1784-1852 Boston MA Collector
Codman, John, 1755-1803
John Codman was an art collector and shipper from Boston...


1755-1803 Lincoln MA Collector
Codman, Richard, 1762-1806
Richard Codman was an art collector and shipper from Boston...


1762-1806 Paris Collector
Coe Kerr Gallery
Founded in 1968 by Elmore Coe Kerr in partnership with...


1968-1993 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Coe, Ralph T.
Ralph “Ted” Tracy Coe was an art historian, collector of...


1929-2010 Santa Fe NM Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert
Coggins, Robert P.
Dr. Robert Powell Cogggins was a physician and collector of...


1924-1989 Marietta GA Collector
Cohen, Steven
Steven Cohen is a hedge fund manager (founder of SAC...


1956- Greenwich CT Collector
Cole, Philip Gillette
Dr. Philip Gillette Cole collected paintings, sculpture, photographs, lithographs, etchings...


1883-1941 Tarrytown NY Collector
Cole, Sylvan
Art dealer, writer and owner of the Sylvan Cole Gallery...


1918-2005 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Cole, W. Storrs (William Storrs), 1902-1989
W. Storrs Cole was a geologist at Cornell University, who...


1902-1989 Ithaca NY Collector
Coles, Edward, 1786-1868
Judge Edward B. Coles was the governor of Illinois, served...


1786 - 1868 Philadelphia PA Collector
Coles, Elizabeth Underhill
Elizabeth Underhill Coles was a member of an old Long...


1816-1891 New York City NY Collector
Colgate, Adele
Heir to the Colgate/Palmolive fortune and dog fancier, Adele...


1884-1962 Tuxedo Park NY Collector
Colin, Ralph F., 1900-1985
Collector, lawyer, Trustee of Modern Museum (1954-1969), administrative vice president...


1900-1985 New York City NY Collector
Colnaghi, Dominic Paul, 1790-1879
In 1825, he and his Italian-born father, Paul Colnaghi...


1790-1879 London Dealer/Gallery
Colnaghi, Paul, 1751-1833
Italian-born London art dealer.

In 1825, though he was...



1751-1833 London Dealer/Gallery
Colt, Elizabeth Hart Jarvis, 1826-1905
Elizabeth Hart Jarvis Colt (1826 - 1905), was a collector, philanthropist...


1826-1905 Hartford CT Collector Patron
Colton, David Douty, 1832-1878
Collector and railroad official, he was married to Ellen M...


1832-1878 San Francisco CA Collector
Cone, Claribel, 1864-1929
Claribel Cone and her sister Etta Cone (1870-1949) were art...


1864-1929 Baltimore MD Collector
Cone, Etta
Art Collector and sister to Dr. Claribel Cone and Frederick...


1870-1949 Baltimore MD Collector
Cone, Frederic W.
Art collector and brother of Dr. Claribel Cone (1864-1929) and...


1878-1944 Baltimore MD Collector
Connoisseur, Inc
Connoisseur, Inc. was established in 1935 by Ruth T. Constantino...


1935-1981 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Constable, James M
James Mansell Constable was a New York City Merchant, member...


1812-1900 New York City NY Collector
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976
Art historian and museum curator. Born in Derby, England, and...


1887-1976 Cambridge MA Scholar/Critic/Expert
Constantino, Ruth Teschner, 1892-1981
Art dealer; New York, N.Y. Opened the Ruth Teschner Gallery...


1892-1981 New York City NY Collector
Contini Bonacossi, Alessandro
Established as a dealer in Rome ca. 1919, ca. 1931...


1878-1955 Rome Dealer/Gallery Collector
Converse, Edmund Cogswell, 1849-1921
Converse was a collector, financier and founder of Bankers Trust...


1849-1921 Greenwich CT Collector
Cooke, Anna Rice
Anna Rice Cooke, nee Anna Charlotte Rice, was an art...


1853-1934 Honolulu HI Collector Patron
Cooper, Douglas, 1911-1984
Douglas Cooper was an art collector, art critic, curator, and...


1911-1984 London Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert Dealer/Gallery
Cooper, Drury W.
Drury Walls Cooper was an art collector, patent attorney (former...


1872-1957 Brattleboro VT Collector
Copley Galleries
Art gallery, owned by William Nelson Copley...


1948-1967 Beverly Hills CA Dealer/Gallery
Copley Gallery (Boston, Mass.)
Operated by Frank W. Bayley. Exhibited work of early American...


1927-1932 Boston MA Dealer/Gallery
Copley, Noma Ratner
Noma Ratner Copley was an art collector, jewelry designer, William...


Chicago IL Collector
Copley, William Nelson, 1919-1996
William Nelson Copley was an artist, dealer and collector. Copley...


1919-1996 Sugar Loaf Key FL Collector Artist Dealer/Gallery
Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888
William Wilson Corcoran was an art collector, patron, philanthropist, financier...


1798-1888 Washington DC Collector
Corse, Israel
Collector and leather merchant.

According to The Art Treasures of...



1819-1885 New York City NY Collector
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948
Royal Cortissoz (1869-1948) was the art critic for the New...


1869-1948 New York City NY Scholar/Critic/Expert
Cottier & Co
Founded in London, 1869, by Daniel Cottier, the gallery/interior...


1869- London Dealer/Gallery
Cottier, Daniel, 1838-1891
Daniel Cottier was a stained glass artist, collector, designer, and...


1838-1891 New York City NY Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert Dealer/Gallery Artist
Coues, Mary Emily Bates
Mary Emily Bennett Bates Coues collected art with her husband...


1835-1906 Washington DC Collector
Country Store (Firm)
Art gallery in Austin, TX, operating from 1925–1980...


1925-1980 Austin TX Dealer/Gallery
Courvoisier Galleries
Gallery in San Francisco, CA...


1934-1995 San Francisco CA Dealer/Gallery
Covo de Iongh Gallery
Art gallery; Houston, Texas.
Established in 1975 by Patricia Covo...



1975- Houston TX Dealer/Gallery
Cox, John Hadley
John Hadley Cox (b. 1913) was a collector of Chinese...


1913-2005 Chevy Chase MD Collector
Cozzens, A. M.
Abraham M. Cozzens was an art collector, patron, president of...


1811-1868 New York City NY Collector Patron
Crain, E. Gene, 1934-
Lawyer, art collector; Newport Beach, Calif.; full name Ernst Gene...


1934- Newport Beach CA Collector
Cramer, Hans M.
Hans M Cramer was the owner of Oude Kunst Gallery...


Amsterdam Dealer/Gallery
Cranch, John, 1807-1891
John Cranch was a portrait painter and print collector (primarily...


1807-1891 Urbana IL Collector Artist
Crane, Arnold H.
Personal injury lawyer, photographer and collector of photography and African...


1932- Chicago IL Collector
Crane, Josephine Boardman, 1873-1972
Josephine Porter Boardman Crane was an art collector, patron and...


1873-1972 Dalton MA Collector
Crane, Winthrop Murray, 1853-1920
Husband to Josephine Boardman Crane, who was a founder of...


1853-1920 Dalton MA Patron
Crawford, John M., 1939-
Mr. Crawford was manufacturer of oil-drilling equipment, book and...


1939-1988 New York City NY Collector
Crawford, Katherine
Katherine "Kate" Lester Lamar Crawford was an artist, art collector...


1861-1947 Dallas TX Collector Patron Artist
Creelman, Alice Buell
Alice Leffingwell Buell Creelman was an art dealer and collector...


1858-1952 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery Collector Artist
Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008
John Michael Crichton, aka Michael Crichton, was a writer, filmmaker...


1942-2008 Los Angeles CA Collector
Crocker, Charles, 1822-1888
Charles Crocker was an art collector, businessman and railroad baron...


1822-1888 San Francisco CA Collector
Crocker, Edwin Bryant
Edwin Bryant Crocker was an art collector, founder of the...


1818-1875 Sacramento, CA Collector
Crocker, Ethel Speny
Mrs. William Henry Crocker collected the fine and decorative arts...


1863-1934 San Francisco CA Collector
Crocker, William H. (William Henry)
William H. Crocker was a collector, banker (Founder/president of...


1861-1937 Burlingame CA Collector
Cromwell, William Nelson, 1854-1948
William Nelson Cromwell was an art collector, philanthropist, corporate lawyer...


1854-1948 New York City NY Collector Patron
Crowninshield, Frank, 1872-1947
Art collector, bibliophile and magazine editor.

Crowninshield's collection consisted of...



1872-1947 New York City NY Collector
Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958
Louise Evelina du Pont Crowninshield was a philanthropist, historic preservationist...


1877-1958 Wilmington DE Collector
Culberg, Maurice E.
Maurice E. Morris Culberg was an art collector and businessman...


1905-1953 Chicago IL Collector
Cummer, Arthur Gerrish, 1873-1943
Arthur Cummer was a lumber baron (Cummer Lumber Company), arms...


1873-1943 Jacksonville FL Collector
Cummer, Ninah May Holden
Ninah May Holden Cummer was an art collector, garden enthusiast...


1875-1958 Jacksonville FL Collector
Cummings, Nathan, 1896-1985
Art collector, patron, philanthropist, businessman, founder and longtime chairman of...


1896-1985 Palm Beach FL Collector
Cummings, Paul
Art historian, specializing on Contemporary American art. He was an...


1933 - 1993 New York City NY Scholar/Critic/Expert
Cunningham, Merce
Merce Cunningham was a collector, painter, and American choreographer. Cunningham...


1919-2009 New York City NY Collector Patron Artist
Curt Valentin Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Curt Valentin was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1902. After...


1937-1955 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Cushing Galleries (Dallas, Tex.)
Art gallery; Dallas, Tex...


1966-1979 Dallas TX Dealer/Gallery
Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876
Charlotte Saunders Cushman was a collector, patron of the arts...


1816-1876 Boston MA Patron
Cutting, Robert Livingston
Robert Livingston Cutting was an art collector and lawyer.

Cutting's...



1836-1894 New York City NY Collector