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L. & P. Rosenberg Fils
Parisian art gallery located at 38, Avenue de l'Opéra, 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 City 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 City 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 City NY Collector
Lasker, Mary
Mary Woodard Lasker (1900-1994), civic worker and philanthropist, was a...


1900-1994 New York City 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 Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Founded...


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


1944- New York City 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 City NY Dealer/Gallery
Law, Caroline Wiess, 1918-2003
Law's collection included work by Picasso, Kline, Hofmann, Joan MirĂł...


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


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


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


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


1825-1909 Philadelphia 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City NY Collector
Lehman, Arthur, 1873-1936
Arthur Lehman was an art collector, philanthropist, founder of the...


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

Lehman...



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

Lehman...



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


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


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


1958- New York City 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 City NY Dealer/Gallery
Leonard Hutton Galleries
The main focus of the gallery is modernist movements of...


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


1807-1859 New York City NY Collector
Level, André
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 City 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 City NY Auction House
Levy, Julien
Julien Levy was a New York City author, teacher, filmmaker...


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


1926-2003 New York City 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 City NY Collector
Lewisohn, Adolph, 1849-1938
Lewisohn was a German born collector, patron of the arts...


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


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

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



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

According to the New York Times "LeWitt...



1928-2007 New York City NY Artist
Collector
Lewyt, Alexander
Alexander M. Lewyt was an entrepreneur, art collector, and inventor...


1908-1988 New York NY Collector
Lhote, André
André 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City NY Collector
Linsky, Jack
Linsky was a collector, philanthropist, businessman, founder and former chairman...


1897-1982 New York City 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 City NY Dealer/Gallery
Little, John, 1907-1984
Painter, sculptor, textile designer and art dealer.Born in Alabama, moved...


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


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


1718-1775 New York City 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 City 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 “Peter” Lehman Loeb was an art collector, philanthropist, trustee...


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


1902-1996 New York City 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 City 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 City NY Dealer/Gallery
Louis K. Meisel Gallery
Art gallery in New York City...


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


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


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

She and her husband, Milton Lowenthal...



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


1917-1987 New York City 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-
Asbjorn Rudolph Lunde was a lawyer, philanthropist, and art collector...


1927-2017 Hillsdale NY Collector
Lurcy, Georges, 1891-1953
Georges Lurcy was a French-born financier (Halle & Stieglitz) and...


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

Lust studied painting at the...



1943-1991 New York City 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