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L. & P. Rosenberg Fils
Parisian art gallery located at 38, Avenue de l'OpΓ©ra, Paris...


1905–1908 Paris Dealer/Gallery
La Farge, John, 1835-1910
John La Farge was an art collector, artist, decorator and...


1835–1910 New York NY Artist Scholar/Critic/Expert
La Tour, Onya, 1896-1976
Onya La Tour was an art collector, dealer, and painter...


1896–1976 Columbus IN Collector Artist Dealer/Gallery
Ladd, John B.
John B. Ladd was an art collector and businessman (with...


1839–1910 Brooklyn NY Collector
Ladd, William Mead, 1855-1931
William Mead Ladd was a banker, Portland mayor, amateur photographer...


1855–1930 Portland OR Collector
Laffan, William M.
William Mackay Laffan was and connoisseur, collector, the publisher and...


1848–1909 Lawrence NY Collector
Laidacker, Samuel H., 1902–1994
Samuel H. Laidacker was an antiques dealer, collector, author, editor...


1902–1994 Bloomsburg, Columbia PA Collector Dealer/Gallery
Lake, Carlton
Art critic and collector...


1915–2006 Austin TX Collector
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889
Portrait and miniature painter. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. and studied...


1807–1889 Philadelphia PA Artist Dealer/Gallery Collector
Lambert, Catholina, 1834-1923
Catholina Lambert was a collector, silk manufacturer, president of the...


1834–1923 Patterson NJ Collector
Lamborn, Robert Henry
Dr. Robert Henry Lamborn was a metallurgist and engineer who...


1836–1895 Denver CO Collector
Landau, Emily Fisher
Emily Fisher Landau is an art collector, patron and philanthropist...


New York NY Collector
Lane, Hugh Percy, Sir, 1875-1915
Sir Hugh Percy Lane was an art collector, dealer who...


1875–1915 Cornwall Dealer/Gallery Collector
Lane, Saundra
Saundra B. Lane is an art collector and widow of...


Lunenburg MA Collector
Lane, William H.
William H. Lane was a plastics manufacturer and an a...


1914–1995 Lunenburg MA Collector
Lang, Florence Rand, 1851-1943
Florence Osgood Rand Lang inherited a fortune from her father...


1862–1943 Montclair NJ Artist Collector
Lankenau, John D., 1817-1901
Art collector, businessman and a member of the Drexel family...


1817–1901 Philadelphia PA Collector
Lannan, J. Patrick (Joseph Patrick), 1905-1983
Joseph Patick Lannan was an art collector, publisher, entrepreneur and...


1905–1983 Palm Beach FL Collector
Lasker, Albert Davis, 1880-1952
Lasker was an art collector, advertising executive and philanthropist, born...


1880–1952 New York NY Collector
Lasker, Mary
Mary Woodard Lasker (1900-1994), civic worker and philanthropist, was a...


1900–1994 New York NY Collector Dealer/Gallery Scholar/Critic/Expert
Lathrop, Bryan, 1844-1916
Bryan Lathrop was a collector of prints and drawings, real...


1846–1916 Chicago IL Collector
Lathrop, Francis Augustus, 1849-1909
Francis Augustus Lathrop was an art collector, artist, advisor and...


1849–1909 Woodcliffe NJ Artist Collector Consultant
Lauder, Leonard A.
Collector and chairman of The EstΓ©e Lauder Companies Inc. Founded...


1934– New York NY Collector Patron
Lauder, Ronald S.
Ronald S. Lauder is an art collector, cosmetics magnate and...


1944– New York NY Collector Patron
Laughlin, J. B.
J. B. Laughlin collected modern Dutch paintings. His collection included...


1864–1928 Pittsburgh PA Collector
Laurel Gallery
Established in 1946 at 108 East 57th Street, the gallery...


1946– New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Law, Caroline Wiess, 1918-2003
Law's collection included work by Picasso, Kline, Hofmann, Joan MirΓ³...


1918–2003 Houston TX Collector Patron
Lawrence, Cyrus J.
Cyrus J Lawrence was a collector, financier, banker, and head...


1833–1908 New York NY Collector
Lawrence, Henry C. (Henry Corbin), 1859-1919
Henry Corbin Lawrence was an art collector and the governor...


1859–1919 New York NY Collector
Lawrence, Lucy Ryerson, 1861-1920
A descendent of Martin Ryerson, Lucy Ryerson Lawrence collected Gothic...


1861–1920 New York NY Collector
Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909
Lea was a collector, author, banker, scientist, and publisher...


1825–1909 Philidelphia PA Collector
Lea, Isaac, 1792-1886
Publisher, naturalist and collector.

Lea purchased 192 paintings in Florence...



1792–1886 Philadelphia PA Collector
Lea, M. Carey (Mathew Carey), 1823-1897
Carey Lea was a collector and chemist, photographic Scientist - who...


1823–1897 Philadelphia PA Collector
Leache, Irene Kirke, d. 1900
Irene Kirke Leache assembled an art collection with Anna Cogswell...


d. 1900 Northfolk VA Collector
Leavitt Art Rooms
A New York City Auction house run by George Ayres...


1822–1888 New York NY Auction House
Leavitt, Boris
Collector, philanthropist, investor and founder of Lana Lobell, a women’s...


1905–1996 Hanover PA Collector
Leavitt, David, 1790-1879
David Leavitt (1790-1879) was a New York City art collector...


1791–1879 New York NY Collector Patron
Leavitt, Sophie
Mrs. Leavitt and her husband, Boris, both lifelong collectors of...


1906–1992 Palm Beach FL Collector
Lebwohl, Murray
Murray Lebwohl was a paper conservator, artist, art and book...


1923–2011 Arlington VA Collector Artist
Lee Nordness Galleries
Closed ca. 1966 when Lee Nordness Galleries Art Advisory Section...


1960–1961 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Lee, Sherman E.
Sherman Emery Lee was a director, scholar, curator, and advisor...


1918–2008 Chapel Hill NC Collector Consultant Scholar/Critic/Expert
Lefevre Fine Art Ltd.
Specialising in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary International and European paintings...


2002– London Dealer/Gallery
Lehman, Adele Lewisohn, 1882-1965
A champion tennis player, Adele Lewisohn Lehman was an art...


1882–1965 New York NY Collector
Lehman, Arthur, 1873-1936
Arthur Lehman was an art collector, philanthropist, founder of the...


1873–1936 New York NY Collector
Lehman, Carrie Lauer
Carrie Lauer Lehman was a philanthropist and art collector.

Lehman...



1865-1937 New York NY Collector
Lehman, Philip, 1861-1947
Philip Lehman was an art collector, banker and financier.

Lehman...



1861–1947 New York NY Collector
Lehman, Robert, 1892-1969
Art collector, banker, philanthropist, race horse breeder, Chairman of the...


1892–1969 New York NY Collector
Lenox, James, 1800-1880
James Lenox was a lawyer, businessman, philanthropist, art and book...


1800–1880 New York NY Collector
Leo Castelli Gallery
Leo Castelli, founder of Leo Castelli Gallery, began in the...


1958– New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Leonard & Cunningham
Leonard & Cunningham was a Boston auction house who was associated...


Boston MA Auction House
Leonard Clayton Gallery
Clayton-Liberatore Gallery, Bridgehampton, Long Island, N.Y., formerly Leonard Clayton...


1899–1977 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Leonard Hutton Galleries
The main focus of the gallery is modernist movements of...


1957– New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Leupp, Charles Mortimer
Collector, leather merchant -Charles M Leupp & Company, philanthropist and Trustee...


1807–1859 New York NY Collector
Level, AndrΓ©
Art critic and dealer Andre Level was an important collector...


1880–1954 Paris Scholar/Critic/Expert Dealer/Gallery Collector
Levi, Robert H.
Collector, businessman, and the former chairman and president of the...


1916–1995 Baltimore MD Collector
Levin, Janice H., -2001
Philanthropist and art collector of French art with an emphasis...


1913–2001 New York NY Collector
Levin, Philip J
Collector, lawyer and New Jersey real estate developer...


d. 1971 Warren NJ Collector
Levy, Aaron, 1774-1852
Aaron Levy was a New York merchant, art dealer, auctioneer...


1771–1852 New York NY Auction House
Levy, Julien
Julien Levy was a New York City author, teacher, filmmaker...


1906–1981 New York NY Dealer/Gallery Collector
Levy, Leon
Art collector and financier. He and his wife, Shelby White...


1926–2003 New York NY Collector
Lewin, Bernard
Bernard Lewin was an art collector, furniture store owner and...


1906–2003 Palm Springs CA Collector Dealer/Gallery
Lewin, Edith
Edith Lewin was a collector of Mexican art.

She and...



1911–1999 Palm Springs CA Collector
Lewis J. Bird & Co.
Lewis J. Bird & Co. as a Boston Auction House which...


1880 Boston MA Auction House
Lewis, John Frederick, 1860-1932
John Frederick Lewis was an art collector, bibliophile and lawyer...


1860–1932 Philadelphia PA Collector Patron
Lewis, John Frederick, d. 1965
Collector, lawyer, civic leader, president of the Philadelphia Academy of...


1899–1965 Malvern PA Collector
Lewis, Reginald F., 1942-1993
Collector, philanthropist, businessman, Wall Street lawyer, financier and former head...


1942–1993 New York NY Collector
Lewisohn, Adolph, 1849-1938
Lewisohn was a German born collector, patron of the arts...


1849–1938 New York NY Collector
Lewisohn, Margaret Seligman
Margaret Seligman was the daughter of Isaac and Greta Loeb...


1895–1954 New York NY Collector
Lewisohn, Sam A. (Sam Adolph), 1884-
Art collector, financier and philanthropist.

Financier Sam A. Lewisohn (1884-1951...



1884–1951 New York NY Collector Auction House
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007
Collector and artist.

According to the New York Times "LeWitt...



1928–2007 New York NY Artist
Collector
Lhote, AndrΓ©
AndrΓ© Lhote was a French painter, theoretician, art critic and...


1885–1962 Paris Scholar/Critic/Expert
Libbey, Edward Drummond, 1854-1925
Art collector, businessman, opened the Libbey Glass Company in Toledo...


1854–1925 Toledo OH Collector
Libbey, Florence Scott, 1863-1938
The daughter of a successful Toledo real estate dealer, Florence...


1863–1938 Toledo OH Collector
Liberman, Alexander
Alexander Liberman was an art collector, artist, author, publisher and...


1912–1999 New York NY Collector Artist
Liberti, Enrico, 1894-1979
Enrico Liberti was a cabinetmaker, furniture restorer, and antiques dealer...


1894–1979 Baltimore MD Dealer/Gallery
Liebman, Aline Meyer, 1879-1966
Painter, patron and collector of modern art.

Born in Los...



1879–1966 New York NY Collector Artist Patron
Lier, Carel van
Dutch gallery owner, Carel van Lier, who exhibited and sold...


1898–1945 Amsterdam Dealer/Gallery
Lihou Art Gallery
Lihou Art Gallery was a Brooklyn Art Gallery specializing in...


Brooklyn NY Auction House
Lilienfeld, Karl, b. 1885
Karl Lilienfeld was a historian of Netherlandish art and gallery...


1885–1966 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Lilly, Eli, 1885-1977
Lilly was a businessman and philanthropist who collected Chinese art...


1885–1977 Indianapolis IN Collector
Lilly, Josiah Kirby, 1893-1966
Businessman, philanthropist, collector and Oldfields owner Josiah K. Lilly Jr...


1893–1966 Indianapolis IN Collector
Linda Farris Gallery
Est. 1970 in Bellevue, Washington, moving a year later to...


1970–1995 Seattle WA Dealer/Gallery
Linders' Kunstzalen
De Gebr. Linders richtten in hun warenhuis Kofa Linders aan...


1942–1946 Dordrecht Dealer/Gallery
Lindley, Clarence Theodore
Clarence T. Lindely, physician by trade, was an art, book...


1856–1932 Davenport IA Collector
Linsky, Belle
Art collector, philanthropist and business woman.

Two years after the...



1904–1987 New York NY Collector
Linsky, Jack
Linsky was a collector, philanthropist, businessman, founder and former chairman...


1897–1982 New York NY Collector
Lipman, Howard, 1905-1992
Howard Lipman: art collector; Jean Lipman: art editor and writer...


1905–1992 Carefree AZ Collector
Lipman, Jean, 1909-1998
Collector, patron, author, artist, curator and editor of Art in...


1909–1998 Carefree AZ Collector Artist Patron
List, Vera
Vera G. List was a collector and philanthropist. She and...


1908–2002 Greenwich CT Collector
Little Gallery
Established 1950 by Marguerite deSalle, originally to feature contemporary art...


1950–1979 Birmingham MI Dealer/Gallery
Little Studio
Founded by Richard Kollmar as a place for young artists...


1954–1964 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Little, John, 1907-1984
Painter, sculptor, textile designer and art dealer.Born in Alabama, moved...


1907–1984 New York NY Dealer/Gallery Artist
Littlefield, William Horace, 1902-1969
William Horace Littlefield was a painter, writer and collector...


1902–1969 New York NY Collector Artist
Livingston, Robert R., 1718-1775
Robert R. Livingston was a politician and collector. He served...


1718–1775 New York NY Collector
Lloyd, Eleanor Biddle
Eleanor "Lallie" Biddle Lloyd was an art collector, supporter of...


1906–1985 Haverford PA Collector
Lockhart, Charles
Italian by birth, Charles Lockhart was an art collector and...


1818–1905 Pittsburgh PA Collector
Locks Gallery
Founded in 1968, Locks Gallery represents an international group of...


1968 – Philadelphia PA Dealer/Gallery
Lockwood, LeGrand
LeGrand Lockwood was a collector, businessman and financier (Shipman, Coming...


1820–1872 New York NY Collector Patron
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
Collector, politician, and US Senator (1893-1924).

Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924...



1850–1924 Nahant MA Collector
Loeb, Frances Lehman, 1906-1996
Frances β€œPeter” Lehman Loeb was an art collector, philanthropist, trustee...


1906–1996 New York NY Collector
Loeb, John Langeloth, 1902-
John Langeloth Loeb was a banker (founder of the New...


1902–1996 New York NY Collector
Loeser, Charles A.
Charles Alexander Loeser was and art collector, critic, Italian and...


1864–1928 Florence Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert
Loew, Florence Baker, 1876–1936
Florence Baker Loew, nee Florence Bellows Baker, was an art...


1876–1936 New York NY Collector
Loewi, Adolph, d. 1977
Collector and dealer.

Loewi established the firm, Adolph Loewi, Inc...



d 1977 Beverly Hills CA Dealer/Gallery Collector
Logan, Frank Granger, 1851-1937
Capitalist, art collector, honorary president of the Art Institute of...


1851–1937 Chicago IL Collector
Logan, Josephine Hancock
Poet, author and philanthropist married to, collector and capitalist Frank...


1862–1943 Chicago IL Patron
Long Point Gallery
Cooperative art gallery; Provincetown, Mass. Founded in 1977 in the...


1977–1998 Provincetown MA Dealer/Gallery
Longfellow, Charles Appleton
Collector, traveler, yachtsman, and Henry and Fanny Longfellow's eldest son...


1844–1893 Cambridge MA Collector
Longfellow, Fanny Appleton, 1817-1861
Art collector, artist, wife of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and daughter...


1817–1861 Cambridge MA Collector
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
Collector Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a commanding figure in the...


1807–1882 Cambridge MA Collector
Longworth, Joseph
Joseph Longworth was an art collector. After his death in...


1813–1884 Cincinnati OH Collector
Longworth, N. (Nicholas), 1782-1863
Nicholas Longworth was an art collector, lawyer, real estate millionaire...


1782–1863 Cincinnati OH Collector
Longworth, Nicholas, 1869-1931
Collector and Ohio representative in congress. Graduated from Harvard University...


1869–1931 Cincinnati OH Collector
Loran, Erle, 1905-1999
Erle Loran was an artist, art historian, and collector of...


1905–1999 San Francisco CA Collector Artist Scholar/Critic/Expert
Lotte Jacobi Place
Lotte Jacobi Place was founded by Lotte Jacobi of Deering...


1964–1968 Hillsboro NH Dealer/Gallery
Louis Alexander Gallery
The Louis Alexander Gallery was founded by Louis Alexander Cohn...


1961–1963 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Louis K. Meisel Gallery
Art gallery in New York City...


1965–1981 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Lovisco, Niel, 1900-1981
In the 1920s, Lovisco ran "The Catacombs," a combination art...


1900–1981 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Low, Abiel Abbot, 1811-1893
Abiel Abbot Low, 1811-1893, was an American entrepreneur, businessman, trader...


1811–1893 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Lowenthal, Edith
Art collector and psychologist.

She and her husband, Milton Lowenthal...



d. 1991 New York NY Collector
Lowenthal, Milton, 1917-
Art collector, lawyer (whose clients included Stuart Davis) and benefactor...


1917–1987 New York NY Collector
Lucas, Fielding, Jr., 1781-1854
Lucas Feildeing was a collector, cartographer, artist and publisher...


1781–1854 Baltimore MD Collector
Lucas, George A., 1824-1909
George Aloysius Lucas was a collector and art agent for...


1824–1909 Paris Collector Dealer/Gallery
Lucien Labaudt Art Gallery
Lucien Labaudt was a painter, muralist, costume and set designer...


1943–1980 San Francisco CA Dealer/Gallery
Ludgin, Earle, 1898-1981
Collector and an advertising executive. Ludgin and his wife Mary...


1898–1981 Chicago IL Collector
Ludgin, Mary, 1894-1962
Collector and wife of advertising executive, Earle Ludgin. Mary and...


1894–1962 Chicago IL Collector
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962
Mabel Dodge Luhan wan an art collector, patron, and author...


1879–1962 Taos NM Collector Patron
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928
Charles Fletcher Lummis was a journalist, editor, photographer, anthropologist, poet...


1859–1928 Los Angeles CA Collector
Lunde, Asbjorn, 1927-
AsbjΓΈrn Rudolph Lunde is a lawyer and art collector.

Lunde...



1927– Hillsdale NY Collector
Lurcy, Georges, 1891-1953
Georges Lurcy was a French-born financier (Halle & Stieglitz) and...


1891-1953 New York NY Collector
Lust, Elenore
Art dealer, painter and teacher.

Lust studied painting at the...



1943–1991 New York NY Dealer/Gallery Artist
Lyon, Dennis
Dennis is a Trustee of the Phoenix Art Museum, and...


Scottsdale AZ Collector
Lyon, Janis
Janis Lyon is an art collector who with her husband...


Scottsdale AZ Collector