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M. Knoedler & Co.
Knoedler & Co. was established in 1857 when Michael [aka Michel...


1848–2011 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
M. Thomas & Sons Auctioneers
Also known as the M. Thomas & Sons' Galleries, they were...


1823–1906 Philadelphia PA Auction House
Macbeth Gallery
The Macbeth Gallery was founded in 1892 by William Macbeth...


1892–1953 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Macbeth, William, 1851-1917
Art dealer who began selling prints for Frederick Keppel & Co...


1851–1917 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
MacKay, Clarence H. (Clarence Hungerford), 1874-1938
Clarence Hungerford MacKay was an art collector, patron, businessman, philanthropist...


1874–1938 New York NY Collector
Mackay, John W, 1831-1902
John Mackay was a fine and decorative arts collector and...


1831–1902 San Francisco CA Collector
Madonna, 1958-
Madonna, nee Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, is an entertainer (rock...


1958– Los Angeles Collector
Maggin, Daniel
Art and rare book collector, businessman, chairman of Diebold Inc...


1899–1982 New York NY Collector
Magnin, Grover A.
Grover A. Magnin was a of fine and decorative arts...


1885–1969 San Francisco CA Collector Artist
Magriel, Paul David, 1906-
Art collector whose collecting interests were wide ranging and included...


1906–1990 New York NY Collector
Maitland, Ruth
Ruth McClymonds Maitland inherited a collection of Mid-19th century...


1885–1958 Los Angeles CA Collector
Maitland, Walter McClymonds, 1912-1989
Walter McClymmonds Maitland was an art collector, friend of William...


1912–1989 Drake CO Collector
Makler Gallery
Art gallery; Philadelphia, Pa. Founded in 1960 by Dr. Paul...


1960–1989 Philadelphia PA Dealer/Gallery
Malbin, Barnett, 1897-1985
Second husband of collector Lydia Winston...


d.1985 Detroit MI Collector
Mallon, Paul
Art dealer who specialized in Far Eastern, Byzantine and medieval...


1908–1999 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Mallory, Margaret, 1911-
Margaret Mallory was an art collector and filmmaker.

Mallory's collection...



1911– Montecito CA Collector
Manning, Robert L
Robert Lee Manning was an art historian, curator, and art...


d 1996 Forest Hills NY Collector
Mansfield, Burton, 1861-1933
In addition to being an art collector, Mansfield,was a...


1861–1933 New York NY Collector
Mansfield, Howard, 1849-1938
A collector and lawyer, Howard Mansfield, was married to Hellen...


1849–1938 New York NY Collector
Marantz, Irving, 1912-1972
Painter and art collector who collected Chinese art...


1912–1972 NewYork NY Collector Artist
Marble, Albert C.
Albert C. Marble was a businessman (Curtis & Marble Company) and...


Worcester MA Collector
Marcus, Stanley, 1905-
Art and book collector; president and chairman of the board...


1905–2002 Dallas TX Collector
Maremont, Adele H
Married to Chicago industrialist, Arnold H Maremont...


1902– Winnetka IL Collector
Maremont, Arnold H.
Art collector who, according to the New York Times, had...


1904–1978 Winnetka IL Collector
Margaret Brown Gallery (Boston, Mass.)
Boston art gallery...


1921–1958 Boston MA Dealer/Gallery
Margo Feiden Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
Margo Feiden Galleries represented graphic artist and caricaturist Al Hirschfeld...


1930–1990 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Margulies, Martin Z.
Art collector and real estate developer, who has a vast...


Key Biscayne FL Collector
Marian Goodman Gallery
Marian Goodman Gallery is an art gallery with locations in...


1977 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Marie Harriman Gallery
Art gallery, New York, N.Y.; operated by Marie Harriman from...


1930–1942 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery
Otto Gerson (1902–1962) and Ilse Goehler (m. 1939), New...


1933– New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Marquand, Henry Gurdon, 1819-1902
Henry Gurdon Marquand was an art collector, philanthropist, businessman, banker...


1819–1902 New York NY Collector
Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882
George Perkins Marsh was an art collector, lawyer, congressman diplomat...


1801–1882 Vallombrosa Collector
Marshall, Charles H., 1837-1912
Charles Henry Marshall, Jr. was an art collector, businessman and...


1837–1912 New York NY Collector
Martha Jackson Gallery
Martha Jackson opened her Gallery in New York City at...


1954–1964 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Martin Diamond Fine Arts (Gallery)
Martin and Harriet Diamond were important dealers of twentieth century...


1915–1995 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Martin Janis Gallery
Martin Janis first opened his gallery on Ventura Blvd. before...


1935-1972 Los Angeles CA Dealer/Gallery
Martin, Alastair Bradley
Alastair Bradley Martin was an investor and collector who began...


1917–2010 Katonah NY Collector
Martin, Edith Park
Edith Park Martin collected art with her husband, Alastair Bradley...


1917–1989 New York NY Collector
Martin, John T.
John T. Martin was an art collector, philanthropist, and businessman...


1816–1897 Brooklyn NY Collector
Martin, Steve, 1945-
Comedian, actor and movie producer, Steve Martin, is a Modern...


1945– Los Angeles CA Collector
Marx, Samuel A., 1885-1964
Art collector, architect and interior designer. With his wife, Florene...


1885–1964 Chicago IL Collector Dealer/Gallery
Mary Boone Gallery
Mary Boone Gallery is a Contemporary art gallery founded by...


1977– New Yorkq NY Dealer/Gallery
Mason, Derek, 1927-
Daniel Jacobs and Derek Mason's collected mostly contemporary American ceramics...


1927– Richmond VA Collector
Mason, William
Mason was a master mechanical engineer and builder of railroad...


1808–1883 Taunton MA Collector
Mastbaum, Jules E.
Jules E. Mastbaum was a movie theater magnate, collector, and...


1872–1926 Philadelphia PA Collector
Mather, Flora Stone, 1852-1909
Flora Stone Mather (6 Apr. 1852-19 Jan. 1909), was a...


1852–1909 Cleveland OH Collector
Mather, Samuel, 1851-1931
Collector, businessman, philanthropist, shipping, mining, steel magnate, and founding principal...


1851–1931 Cleveland OH Collector
Mather, William Gwinn, 1857-1951
Collector, philanthropist, and businessman, President and Chairman of the Board...


1857–1951 Cleveland OH Collector
Matisse, Pierre, 1900-1989
Pierre Mattisse was an art dealer and the younger son...


1900–1989 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905
Washington Matthews (1843-1905), U.S. Army Major and Surgeon, was based...


1843–1905 Washington DC Collector
Matthiessen, Francis O
Francis (Franz) O. Matthiessen was an art collector and sugar...


1833-1901 New York NY Collector
Maxwell Galleries
Established in 1940, specialized in 19th and 20th-century American...


1943–1979 San Francisco CA Dealer/Gallery
May, Frederic
Collector, yachtman, clubmen, sportsmen, and real estate businessman.

May was...



1849–1918 Washington DC Collector
May, Morton D. (Morton David), 1914-1983
Collector, painter, photographer.

President and Chairman of the Board of...



1914–1983 St Louis MO Collector
May, Saidie Adler, 1879-1951
Saidie Adler May was an art collector, patron, and artist...


1879–1951 New York NY Collector Patron Artist
Mayer, Frederick R.
Frederick Rickard Mayer was a collector of antiquities and Spanish...


1928–2007 Denver CA Collector
Mayer, Grace M.
Writer, Collector and Curator.

Mayer left her collection of photography...



1901–1996 New York NY Collector
Mayer, Robert B, 1911-1974
Collector, and a Chicago retailer who was a founder and...


1911–1974 Winnetka IL Collector
Maynard Walker (Gallery : New York, N.Y.)
Established in New York ca. 1935 by Maynard Walker, the...


1847–1973 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Mayor Gallery
Founded by Fred Mayor, the gallery specialized in 20th-century...


1933–1985 London Dealer/Gallery
McCall, Warner S.
Warner Sherman McCall was a public-utilities developer who collected...


1873–1961 St. Louis MO Collector
McCormack, John, 1884-1945
John Francis Count McCormack was an operatic tenor, naturalized American...


1884-1945 New York NY Collector
McCormick, Amy Irwin, 1880-1939
Artist, art patron, collector and wife of Publisher Robert Rutherford...


1880–1939 Chicago IL Collector Artist
McCormick, Chauncey, 1884-1954
Chauncey McCormick was a son of William G. and Eleanor...


1884–1954 Chicago IL Collector
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884
Art collector, inventor, industrialist, and founder of the McCormick Harvesting...


1809–1884 Chicago IL Collector
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936
Son and heir of the inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick...


1859–1936. Chicago IL Collector
McCormick, Edith Rockefeller, 1872-1932
Edith Rockefeller McCormick was an art collector and the youngest...


1872–1932 Chicago IL Collector
McCormick, Edmund J.
Collector, business executive, and philanthropist. McCormick collected 19th century British...


1912–1988 Dobbs Ferry NY Collector
McCormick, L. Hamilton (Leander Hamilton), 1859-1934
Collector, inventor, author businessman and son of Leander J McCormick...


1859–1934 Chicago IL Collector
McCormick, Marion Deering, 1886–1965
Marion Deering McCormick was a cousin by marriage of Bertie...


1886–1965 Chicago IL Collector
McCormick, Nettie Fowler, 1835-1923
Philanthropist, collector and wife of the inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick...


1835–1923 Chicago IL Collector
McCormick, Robert Hall, 1847-1917
Businessman and son of Leander J McCormick a founder of...


1847–1917 Chicago IL Collector
McCormick, Robert Rutherford, 1880-1955
Husband of Amy Irwin McCormick, he was the owner and...


1880–1955 Chicago IL Collector
McCormick, Suzanne
Suzanne and her husband, Edmund J McCormick (1912-1988),assembled a...


Dobbs Ferry NY Collector
McCoy, John W.
John W McCoy was a Baltimore merchant and art collector...


1821–1889 Baltimore MD Collector
McCrary, Giles Connell, 1919-2011
Art collector, self-employed oil operator, investor,rancher and owner...


1919–2011 Post TX Collector
McEvoy, Jay
Jay McEvoy was an Art dealer in San Francisco who...


1909–2004 San Francisco CA Dealer/Gallery
McFadden, John Howard
According to the Historical Register edited by Edwin Charles Hill...


1850–1921 Philadelphia PA Collector
McGurk, Jonce I. (Jonce Irwin), 1875-1947
Art dealer, NYC, personal representative of Percy Rockefeller; art advisor...


1875–1947 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
McIlhenny, Henry P.
Henry Plumer McIlhenny was an art collector, connoisseur, curator, trustee...


1910–1986 Philadelphia PA Collector
McIntyre, Robert G. (Robert George), 1885-
Art dealer and art historian, New York, N.Y. President and...


1885– New York NY Dealer/Gallery
McKean, Hugh
Hugh Ferguson McKean (1908–95), was an art collector, educator...


1908–1995 Winter Park FL Collector
McKean, Jeannette
Jeannette Genius McKean (1909–89), was an artist, interior designer...


1909–1989 Winter Park FL Collector Artist Dealer/Gallery Patron
McKee, Robert E., b. 1889
Robert E and Evelyn McKee's collection primarily consisted of work...


1889–1964 El Paso TX Collector
McMath, Constance Haass
McMath is an art collector from Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan...


Grosse Pointe Park MI Collector
McMillin, Emerson, 1844-1922
Emerson McMillin was an art collector, banker (head of banking...


1844–1922 New York NY Collector
McMurtrie, James
James McMurtie was a portrait painter and art collector...


1783–1854 Philadelphia PA Collector
McNay, Marion Koogler
Art collector, philanthropist, and founder of the Marion Koogler McNay...


1883–1950 San Antonio TX Collector Artist
McNear, Everett, 1904-1984
Everett C. McNear was a Chicago art collector, painter, designer...


1904–1984 Chicago Collector Artist
McVitty, Albert E. (Albert Elliott), 1876-1948
Art collector, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. McVitty was married to Ruth...


1876–1948 Bryn Mawr PA Collector
Meadows, Algur Hurtle, 1899-1978
Collector, philanthropist, oil man, founder and chairman of General American...


1899–1978 Dallas TX Collector
Mellon, Andrew W. (Andrew William), 1855-1937
Art collector, businessman, banker, politician,philanthropist and founder of the...


1855–1937 New York NY Collector
Mellon, Paul
Collector, philanthropist, founding benefactor, and trustee of the National Gallery...


1907–1999 Upperville VA Collector
Mellon, Paul, Mrs.
Rachel "Bunny" Lambert Lloyd Mellon was an American horticulturist, philanthropist...


1910–2014 Upperville VA Collector
Mellon, Richard Beatty, d. 1933
Richard Beatty Mellon was an art collector, banker, industrialist, and...


1858–1933 Pittsburgh PA Collector
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891
Print collector and author...


1819–1891 New York NY Collector
Menil, Dominique de
Dominique de Menil was an art collector and philanthropist, she...


1908–1997 Houston TX Collector Patron
Menil, John de
John de Menil, art collector and patron, philanthropist, oil executive...


1904–1973 Houston TX Collector
Mercer, Henry C., 1856-1930
Henry Chapman Mercer was a collector, tile manufacturer, archaeologist, antiquarian...


1856–1930 Doylestown PA Collector
Mercury Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
Located at 4 East 8th Street, Mercury Galleries existed from...


1926–1943 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Meredith Long Contemporary (Gallery)
Art galleries; Houston, Texas and New York, N.Y. Owned and...


1959–1979 Houston TX Dealer/Gallery
Mergier-Bourdeix
French art dealers. Paul-Louis Mergier and his wife Madame...


1943–1968 Paris Dealer/Gallery
Merritt, Arthur H. (Arthur Hastings), 1870-1961
Arthur Hastings Merritt was a dentist, philanthropist and collector of...


1870–1961 New York NY Collector
Messmore, Carman H., 1881-1975
Messmore was an art dealer with M. Knoedler & Co, according...


1881–1975 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Metro Pictures (Gallery)
New York art gallery...


1980– New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Metzgar, Judson D
Judson D. Metzgar was an art collector, dealer, scholar and...


1869–1958 Los Angeles CA Collector Dealer/Gallery Scholar/Critic/Expert
Metzger, Evelyn Borchard, 1911-
Pieter de Hooch...


1911–2007 New York NY Collector Artist
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-1970
Daughter of German immigrant Frederic H. Ernst and his wife...


1887–1970 New York NY Collector
Meyer, AndrΓ©, 1898-1979
Art collector, philanthropist and investment banker (Lazard, Freres and Company...


1898–1979 New York NY Collector
Meyerhoff, Jane
Jane was a collector of modern art and philanthropist (New...


1924–2004 Phoenix MD Collector
Meyerhoff, Robert
Robert Meyerhoff was an art collector and head of construction...


1924– Phoenix MD Collector
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997
James Albert Michener was an art collector, patron, philanthropist, and...


1907–1997 Austin TX Collector Patron
Michener, Mari
Art collector, patron and philanthropist.

Mari Yoriko Sabusawa was born...



1920–1994 Austin TX Collector Patron
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Founded 1932 by Alan D...


1932–1995 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Milch Galleries
Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Founded in 1912 by Edward...


1912–1981 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Miller, Daniel S.
Miller was an art and book collector, banker, capitalist, and...


d. 1915 New York NY Collector
Miller, Flora Whitney
Flora Whitney Miller was an art collector and daughter of...


1897–1986 New York NY Collector Patron
Miller, Kathryn Bache
Kathryn ("Kitty") Bache Miller was an art collector, philanthropist, daughter...


1896–1979 New York NY Collector Patron
Miller, William, 1849-1915
Lawyer, Art dealer, collector and member of the Montclair Club...


1849–1915 Montclair NJ Collector Dealer/Gallery
Milliken, Edward Fullerton
Collector, Contractor, Engineer, and Vice President and Director of Milliken...


1862–1906 New York NY Collector
Mills, Darius O. (Darius Ogden), 1825-1910

Collector, merchant, banker, real estate investor, philanthropist, Mills established the...


1825–1910 New York NY Collector
Mills, Ogden Livingston, 1884-
Collector, sportsman, thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder, lawyer, businessman and...


1884–1937 New York NY Collector
Mills, Ogden, 1856-1929
Collector of art and decorative art, businessman, and philanthropist, Mills...


1856–1929 New York NY Collector
Mills, Ruth Livingston
Collector of the decorative arts, Ruth Livingston Mills was the...


d. 1920 New York NY Collector
Minassian, Kirkor
Kirkor Minassian was a dealer in Islamic and Near-Eastern...


1874?–1944 New York NY Dealer/Gallery Collector
Miner & Somerville (Firm)
New York auction house active in the 1860's...


New York NY Auction House
Minshall, India Early
Mrs. Minshall collected FabergΓ© objects and other Russian artifacts.

Western...



1885–1965 Cleveland OH Collector
Minskoff, Edward
Real-estate developer, president of Edward J. Minskoff Equities and...


1940– New York NY Collector
Mizuno Gallery
The Mizuno Gallery, known as Gallery 669 from 1967 to...


1967-1984 Los Angeles CA Dealer/Gallery
Mnuchin, Robert
Robert Mnuchin, a former partner at Goldman Sachs, is an...


1933– New York NY Dealer/Gallery Collector
Modern Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Art gallery at 500 5th Avenue, New York, N.Y...


1915–1920 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Moffett, Virginia
Although the collection varies it concentrates on twentieth-century Realist...


Kansas City MO Collector Patron
Mohr Art Galleries (Toledo, Ohio)
Art gallery; Toledo, Ohio. Owned by Miss Galliers until 1965...


1915–1950
Toledo OH Dealer/Gallery
Moldawer, Marc
Art dealer, physician and painter...


d. 2007 Houston TX Dealer/Gallery
MΓΆller, Ferdinand, 1882-1956
In 1912 bookseller, Ferdinand MΓΆller, marries painter Maria Garny, and...


1882–1956 Cologne Dealer/Gallery
Monarch Auction Co.
New York auction house in business from 1918–1930...


1918–1930 New York NY Auction House
Mondini-Ruiz, Franco, 1961-
Artist, art dealer and lawyer...


1961– New York NY Dealer/Gallery Artist
Monsen, R. Joseph
Monsen and his wife, Elaine, collected ceramics and photography...


1931–2003 Seattle WA Collector
Mont, Frederick
Frederick Mont, aka A. F. (Adolf Fritz) Mondschein or Frederick...


1894–1994 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Montgomery, Charles Franklin, 1910-
Charles F. Montgomery was an antique dealer, collector, and museum...


1910–1978 New Haven CT Collector Dealer/Gallery
Montross Gallery
The Montross Gallery, named after the first director Newman Emerson...


1908–1926 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Moody Gallery (Houston, Tex.)
Art gallery; Houston, Texas Owned by Elizabeth C. Moody. Shows...


1975–1979 Houston TX Dealer/Gallery
Moore, Ada Small, 1858-
Ada Waterman Small Moore, more commonly known as Mrs. William...


1858–1955 New York NY Collector Patron
Moore, Bloomfield H., Mrs., 1824-1899
Clara Jessup Bloomfield-Moore, known to friends as "Lady B...


1824–1899 Philadelphia PA Collector
Moore, Clarence B. (Clarence Bloomfield), 1852-1936
Clarence B. Moore (1852-1936), a wealthy Philadelphia socialite, paper company...


1852–1936 Philadelphia PA Collector
Moore, Edward C. (Edward Chandler), 1827-1891
Edward Chandler Moore was an art collector, designer and silversmith...


1827–1891 New York NY Collector
Moore, Frederick, 1877-
Moore was a collector, journalist and author - he served for...


1877– Pelham Manor NY Collector
Moore, Geo. N.
According to The Art Treasures of America, Moore owned works...


Louisville KY Collector
Moore, Rufus E.
Rufus Ellis Moore was an art collector, artist, engineer, surveyor...


1840–1918 New York NY Collector Dealer/Gallery
Moore, T W C
Colonel T. W. C. Moore was an art collector who...


New York NY Collector
Morgan, Edwin D. (Edwin Denison), 1811-1883
Edwin Denison Morgan was a businessman (wholesale grocer), art collector...


1811–1883 New York NY Collector Patron
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913
John Pierpont Morgan was an American financier and art collector...


1837–1913 New York NY Collector
Morgan, John Hill, 1870-1945
A collector of Americana, John Hill Morgan was an assistant...


1870–1945 Farmington CT Scholar/Critic/Expert Collector
Morgan, Mary Jane, -1885
Mary Jane Sexton Morgan was a fine and decorative arts...


1823–1885 New York NY Collector
Morison, Horace, 1878-1975
At collector, lawyer, and a member of the Society of...


1878–1975 Boston MA Collector
Morris, Earl Halstead, 1889-1956
Archaeologist and collector...


1889–1956 Boulder CO Collector
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975
Collector, artist and curator

Morris, in addition to collecting American...



1905–1975 New York NY Artist Collector
Morris, John Thompson, 1847-1915
John Thompson Morris (1847-1915), the president of I.P. Morris and...


1847–1915 Philadelphia PA Collector
Morse, Albert Reynolds, 1914-2000
Collector, industrialist and museum founder.

A. Reynolds Morse and Eleanor...



1914–2000 St. Petersburg FL Collector Patron Scholar/Critic/Expert
Morse, Charles J
Charles James Morse was a Chicago engineer who collected Chinese...


1852–1911 Evanston IL Collector Patron
Morse, Eleanor R.
Collector, translator and museum founder married to A. Reynolds Morse...


1912– St. Petersburg FL Collector
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872
Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872) was an artist, collector, critc...


1791–1872 New York NY Artist Scholar/Critic/Expert
Mortimer, Richard
Mortimer was a collector, wool manufacturer and trader. He was...


1791–1882 New York NY Collector
Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920
Art collector, businessman, banker, diplomat, statesman, governor of New York...


1824–1920 Rhinecliff-on-the-Hudson NY Collector
Mosenthal, Philip J.
Art collector, philanthropist and insurance expert, Philip J. Mosenthal was...


d 1924 New York NY Collector
Mount, Marshall W. (Marshall Ward)
Marshall Ward Mount is an African Art Expert and collector...


Jersey City NJ Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert
Muller, Robert O.
Connecticut-based art dealer and collector who, over the course...


1911–2003 Newton CT Collector Dealer/Gallery
Munn, Charles Allen, 1859-1924
Art collector and patron

The paintings in Munn's collection were...



1859–1924 New York NY Collector Patron
Munson Gallery
The Munson Gallery, established in 1860 in New Haven, Connecticut...


1860– Santa Fe NM Dealer/Gallery
Murphy, Katharine Prentis, 1882-1969
Katherine Prentis Murphy collected, Americana, high-style seventeenth- and eighteenth...


1882–1969 Westbrook CT Collector
Myers, John Bernard
John Bernard Myers was an art dealer, writer and co...


1920–1987 New York NY Dealer/Gallery Scholar/Critic/Expert