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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 Collector Dealer/Gallery
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 NY Dealer/Gallery
Carlebach, Julius
Julius Hirsch Carlebach owned the Julius Carlebach Gallery in New...


1909–1964 New York 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 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 NY Dealer/Gallery
Carstairs, Charles S.
Chairman of the Board of M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., of...


1865–1928 New York 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 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, RamΓ³n
RamΓ³n 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 NY Dealer/Gallery
Chapman, Frederick A
Frederick A. Chapman was an art dealer/auctioneer who worked...


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


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


1891?–1956 New York 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 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 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 NY Dealer/Gallery
Chrystie, Thomas Ludlow
Thomas Ludlow Chrystie was a china and glass dealer...


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


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


1826–1900 New York 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 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 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 NY Collector
Clark, William Andrews, 1839-1925
William Andrews Clark was a collector, banker, railroad man, copper...


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


1848–1931 New York NY Collector
Clement, Arthur W. (Arthur Wilfred), 1878-
Arthur W. Clement (1878-1952) was a collector of early American...


1878–1952 Brooklyn 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, nΓ©e 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
Private collector and shipper from Boston.
He married Margaret Russell...



1755–1803 Lincoln MA Collector
Codman, Richard, 1762-1806
Private collector, shipper from Boston who represented the firm of...


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


1968–1993 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Coe, Ralph T.
Ralph β€œTed” 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 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 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 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 NY Dealer/Gallery
Constable, James M
James Mansell Constable was a New York City Merchant, member...


1812–1900 New York 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 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
Art collector, financier, philanthropist, and founder of the Corcoran Gallery...


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

According to The Art Treasures of...



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


1869–1948 New York 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 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 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...


the Hague 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 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 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 NY Collector Patron
Crowninshield, Frank, 1872-1947
Art collector, bibliophile and magazine editor.

Crowninshield's collection consisted of...



1872–1947 New York 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 NY Scholar/Critic/Expert
Cunningham, Merce
Merce Cunningham was a collector, painter, and American choreographer. Cunningham...


1919–2009 New York 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 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 NY Collector