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Waddell Gallery
Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Established and operated by Richard...


1963–1973 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Wade, J. H.
Jeptha Homer Wade II was a financier, philanthropist and art...


1857–1926 Cleveland OH Collector Patron
Wadsworth, Daniel, 1771-1848
Collector, traveler, amateur artist, architect and founder of the Wadsworth...


1771–1848 Hartford CT Collector Patron Artist
Wagstaff, Samuel J.
Samuel Wagstaff was an art collector, curator and dealer.

He...



1921–1987 New York NY Collector Dealer/Gallery
Wakefield Gallery
Parsons was director of the Wakefield Bookshop Gallery, 1940–1944...


1940–1944 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Wald, Carol
Carol Wald was an artist and collector. Her works of...


1935–2001 New York City NY Collector Artist
Walker, Gilbert M
Art collector, businessman and son of lumber magnate T B...


1864–1928 Minneapolis MN Collector
Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean), 1907-1976
Art Collector, Patron and Dealer.

He operated the Hudson Walker...



1907–1976 New York NY Collector
Walker, Ione
Ione Gaul Walker was a painter, arts patron, collector and...


1915–1987 New York NY Artist Dealer/Gallery Patron
Walker, Susan Rogers, 1866-1951
Married to Gilbert M Walker.

In the 1940's Mrs...



1866–1951 Minneapolis MN Collector
Walker, T. B. (Thomas Barlow), 1840-1928
Art collector, philanthropist, lumber magnate, and businessman.

Walker Galleries, Inc...



1840–1928 Minneapolis MN Collector
Wall, Beriah
Beriah Wall was a Providence, RI businessman and art collector...


1827–1900 Providence RI Collector
Wallis, Hal B.
Harold "Hal" Brent Wallis was an art collector and movie...


1899–1986 Rancho Mirage CA Collector
Walter Feilchenfeldt Gallery
Scholar and dealer of 19th and 20th–century drawings and...


1948– Zurich Scholar/Critic/Expert Dealer/Gallery
Walters, Henry, 1848-1931
Art collector, American rail magnate (Atlantic Coast Line) and founder...


1848–1931 New York NY Collector
Walters, W. T. (William Thompson), 1819-1894
William Walters (1819–1894) amassed his fortune derived from the...


1819–1894 Baltimore MD Collector
Walton, Alice L.
Alice L. Walton, Wal-Mart heiress and horse breeder, collects...


1949– Fortworth TX Collector
Wang, Chi-ch'ien
C C Wang was a Chinese-American artist, collector, dealer...


1907–2003 New York NY Artist Collector Dealer/Gallery Scholar/Critic/Expert
Warburg, Edward M. M.
Edward Mortimer Morris Warburg was an art collector, patron, philanthropist...


1908–1992 New York NY Collector Patron
Warburg, Felix M. (Felix Moritz), 1871-1937
Felix Warburg was an art collector, banker, philanthropist, and Jewish...


1871–1937 New York NY Collector
Ward Eggleston Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
Art gallery; New York, N.Y...


1947–1965 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Ward-Nasse Gallery
The Ward-Nasse Gallery, founded by Harry Nasse, has been...


1970– New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Ward, Eleanor, 1912-1984
Art dealer, founder and owner of Stable Gallery, New York...


1912–1984 New York NY Dealer/Gallery Collector
Ward, Leslie D.
Dr. Leslie Dodd Ward was an art collector and businessman...


1845–1910 Newark NJ Collector
Wardwell, Allen
Allen Wardwell was a scholar, collector and curator of Northwest...


1935–1999 New York NY Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert
Wark, Ralph Henry
Ralph Henry Wark was a porcelain collector who specialized in...


St. Augustine FL Collector
Warner, Keith, 1895-1959
Warner began collecting Chinese porcelains after World War I, and...


1895–1959 New York NY Collector
Warren, E. Burgess
Ebenezer Burgess Warren was a collector, capitalist, patron of the...


1833–1917 Philadelphia PA Collector
Warren, Edward Perry, 1860-1928
Edward Perry Warren came from a paper making family in...


1860–1928 Oxford MA Collector
Warren, John Hobart, 1830-1908
John Hobart Warren was an iron manufacturer, collector, and member...


1830–1908 New York NY Collector
Warren, Katherine Urquhart
Art collector and a Trustee of the Museum of Modern...


1897–1976 New York NY Collector
Warren, Samuel D. (Samuel Dennis), 1852-1910
Samuel Dennis Warren was an art collector, lawyer and paper...


1852–1910 Boston MA Collector
Warren, Samuel Dennis, 1817-1888
Samuel Dennis Warren was a collector and paper manufacture. Warren...


1817–1888 Boston MA Collector
Warren, Susan Cornelia, 1825-1911
Art collector and philanthropist married to paper manufacture, Samuel Dennis...


1825–1911 Boston MA Collector
Warren, Wilmot L
Wilmot L. Warren was an art collector whose art collection...


Springfield MA Collector
Washington Square Gallery
The sculptor Michael Brenner (1885-1969) and painter Robert J. Coady...


1914–1921 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Washington, George, 1732-1799
George Washingon was the first president of the United States...


1732–1799 Mt. Vernon VA Collector
Waterhouse, Ellis Kirkham, 1905-
Waterhouse was a British art historian and writer, museum director...


1905–1987 London Scholar/Critic/Expert
Waterman Gallery (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Amsterdam gallery specializing in Old Master Dutch paintings...


Amsterdam Dealer/Gallery
Watson de Nagy & Company
Contemporary art gallery in Houston. Known prior to 1976 as...


1972–1984 Houston TX Dealer/Gallery
Watson, D. T. (David Thompson), 1844-1916
Watson was a businessman, lawyer (Watson & Freeman) and art collector...


1844–1916 Pittsburgh PA Collector
Wattis, Phyllis, 1905-2002
Phyllis Cannon Wattis was a philanthropist and art collector who...


1905–2002 San Francisco CA Collector
Webb, Electra Havemeyer
Electra Havemeyer Webb, nee Electra Havemeyer, was an antique and...


1888–1960 Shelburne VT Collector
Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1884-1960
James Watson Webb (1884-1960) was the husband of Electra Havemeyer...


1884–1960 New York NY Collector
Webb, William Henry, 1816-1899
Webb was an art collector, businessman and shipbuilder.

Webb's collection...



1816–1899 New York NY Collector
Weber, John, 1932-2008
John Weber was an Art dealer...


1932–2008 Hudson NY Dealer/Gallery
Wechsler, Herman J. (Herman Joel), 1904-1976
Gallery director and art historian; New York, N.Y. Died in...


1904–1976 New York NY Dealer/Gallery Scholar/Critic/Expert
Wein, George
Jazz promoter and producer, George Wein, and his wife Jane...


1925– New York NY Collector
Weinberg, Wilhelm
Financier William Weinberg collected work by French Impressionists including Renoir...


1887–1957 Scarsdale NY Collector
Weiner, Ted
Ted Weiner was an art collector, patron, and independent oil...


1911–1979 Palm Springs CA Collector
Weisbord, Sam, 1911-
Sam Weibord was an collector and talent agent with William...


1911–1986 Los Angeles CA Collector
Weisman, Frederick R., 1912-1994
Los Angeles businessman, art collector and patron.

The Frederick R...



1912–1994 Los Angeles CA Collector Patron
Weisman, Marcia
Art collector and benefactor who helped found the Los Angeles...


1918–1991 Los Angeles CA Collector
Weitzner, Julius, -1986
Art historian, dealer and expert based in New York and...


1895–1986 New York NY Scholar/Critic/Expert
Welch, Stuart Cary
Stuart Cary Welch was a connoisseur, curator and collector of...


1928–2008 Boston MA Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert
Weld, Charles Goddard, 1857-1911
Charles Goddard Weld was a collector, physician, sailor, and philanthropist...


1857–1911 Brookline MA Collector
Wenneker, Irene
Irene Wennerker, and her husband James collected of 19th century...


1938–2003 Lexington KY Collector
Wenneker, Jim
James β€œJim” E. Wenneker is an art collector, businessman (Wenneker...


1931– Lexington KY Collector
Wertham, Fredric, 1895-1981
Art collector and psychiatrist...


1895–1981 New York NY Collector
Wescher, Mary, 1902-1986
Mary Wescher was a collector of pre-Columbian art and...


1902-1986 Santa Monica CA Collector
Wescher, Paul, 1894-
Art historian, administrator; Santa Monica, Calif. He and his wife...


1896–1974 Santa Monica CA Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
American history painter, collector and art advisor...


1738–1820 London Collector Artist
West, Charles Edwin, 1809-1900
Charles E. West was an art collector, scholar and educator...


1809–1900 Brooklyn NY Collector
Westerly Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Cooperative art gallery; New York, N.Y. Founded by a group...


1962–1966 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Westwater, Angela 1942-
Art dealer; New York, N.Y., b. 1942...


1942– New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Westwood Art Association
Art gallery in Los Angeles that represented artist Henry Miller...


1960–1974 Los Angeles CA Dealer/Gallery
Weygold, Frederick
Collector, photographer and painter.

In 1934, Weygold gave the JB...



1870–1941 Louisville KY Collector Artist
Weyhe, Erhard
Erhard Weyhe was an art and rare book dealer, collector...


1882–1972 New York NY Dealer/Gallery Collector
Whitaker, William Asbury, 1883-1960
William A. Whitaker was a chemist, business executive, and collector...


1883–1960 New York NY Collector
White, Henry Cooke, 1861-1952
Henry Cooke White was an artist and art collector...


1861–1952 Waterford CT Collector Artist
White, Stanford, 1853-1906
Architect, art collector and dealer, White was a partner in...


1853–1906 New York NY Collector Dealer/Gallery
Whitehouse, Mary Crocker Alexander
One of the first women elected to the board of...


1896–1986 New York NY Collector
Whitney, Betsey Cushing Roosevelt, 1908-1998
Betsey Whitney was a collector, philanthropist, the ex-wife of...


1908–1998 New York NY Collector
Whitney, C. V. (Cornelius Vanderbilt), 1899-1992
Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney (February 20, 1899 - December 13, 1992) was...


1899–1992 New York NY Collector Patron
Whitney, David
David Grainger Whitney was an art collector, curator, and the...


1939–2005 New York NY Collector Patron Dealer/Gallery
Whitney, George
According to The Art Treasures of America, Whitney owned works...


1819–1885 Philadelphia PA Collector
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was a sculptor, art patron and philanthropist...


1875–1942 New York NY Collector Patron Artist
Whitney, Harry Payne, 1872-1930
Harry Payne Whitney was a sprotsman, philanthropist, collector and businessman...


1872–1930 New York NY Collector
Whitney, Helen Hay, 1875-1944
Collector, owner of the Greentree Stable of race horses and...


1875–1944 New York NY Collector
Whitney, John Hay
Colloquially known as "Jock" Whitney, was U.S. Ambassador to the...


1904–1982 New York NY Collector
Whitney, Thomas P.
Thomas Porter Whitney was a collector, diplomat, journalist and writer...


1917–2007 New York NY Collector
Whitney, William Collins, 1841-1904
William Collins Whitney was a collector, lawyer, horseman, businessman, financier...


1841–1904 New York NY Collector
Whitney, William Payne, 1876-1927
William Payne Whitney (March 20, 1876 - May 25, 1927) was...


1876–1927 New York NY Collector
Whittemore, Harris, 1864-1927
Collector and a businessman, like his father John Howard Whittemore...


1864–1927 Naugatuck CT Collector
Whittemore, John Howard, 1837-1910
John Howard Whittemore was a partner of A. A. Pope...


d 1910 Naugatuck CT Collector
Wiborg, Mary Hoyt, -1964
Mary "Hoytie" Hoyt Wiborg was an art patron, collector, critic...


1888-1964 Paris Collector Patron Scholar/Critic/Expert
Widener, Joseph E. (Joseph Early), 1872-1943
Joseph Early Widener was an art collector and businessman. He...


1872–1943 Philadelphia PA Collector
Widener, P. A. B. (Peter Arrell Brown), 1834-1915
Widener was an art collector and Philadelphia businessman. He served...


1834–1915 Philadelphia PA Collector
Wiggin, Albert H. (Albert Henry), b. 1868
Albert Henry Wiggin was an art collector and banker (Chase...


1868–1951 New York NY Collector
Wigglesworth, Thomas, 1814-1907
Thomas Wigglesworth was an art collector and Boston Merchant.

According...



1814–1907 Boston MA Collector
Wilbour, Charles E. (Charles Edwin), 1833-1896
Charles Edwin Wilbour was collector and American Egyptologists. His collection...


1833–1896 New York NY Collector
Wildenstein and Company (New York, N.Y.)
Nathan Wildenstein founded Wildenstein & Cie in 1875, and specialized in...


1875– New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Wildenstein, Alec
Alec Wildenstein was an art collector, dealer, connoisseur, race horse...


1940–2008 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Wildenstein, Daniel, 1917-2001
Daniel Wildenstein was an Impressionist scholar and a third generation...


1917–2001 Paris Dealer/Gallery Collector
Wildenstein, Georges
Georges Wildenstein is was an art historian, connoisseur, and second...


1892–1963 Paris Dealer/Gallery
Wildenstein, Guy
Guy Wildenstein is an art dealer, collector, racehorse owner and...


1945– New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Wildenstein, Nathan, 1851-1934
Nathan Wildenstein founded Wildenstein & Cie in 1875 and specialized in...


1851–1934 Paris Dealer/Gallery
Wilder, Nicholas
Nicholas Wilder (1937 or 8-1989) was an art dealer and...


1937–1989 New York NY Dealer/Gallery Artist
Wilke, Ulfert, 1907-1987
Ulfert Wilke was an art administrator (founding director of the...


1907–1987 Kauai HI Collector
Willard Gallery
Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Founded 1936 by Marian Willard...


1917–1973 Nwe York NY Dealer/Gallery
Willard, Marian, 1904-
Art dealer; New York, N.Y. Operated the Willard Gallery.

Married...



1904– New York NY Dealer/Gallery
William Clausen Galleries
William Clausen established his galleries in New York City in...


1889–1925 New York City NY Dealer/Gallery
Williams, Charles K., 1930-
Charles Kaufman Williams, II, is an archaeologist, heir to his...


1930– Athens Collector
Williams, Harrison C., 1873-1953
Harrison Charles Williams was an entrepreneur, bicycle manufacturer, financier, public...


1873–1953 New York NY Collector
Williams, Henry K S
Henry Knapp Skelding Williams and his second wife, Mildred "Millie...


1859–1944 San Francisco CA Collector
Williams, Ichabod T.
Ichabod T. Williams was a lumber merchant (Ichabod T. Willams...


1824–1899 New York NY Collector
Williams, Mary Elizabeth, 1825-1902
Mary Elizabeth Williams was an artist, art collector,author, art...


1825–1902 Salem MA Collector
Williams, Mildred Anna
Mildred "Millie" Anna Williams, nee McQuillan, and her husband Henry...


1873–1939 New York NY Collector
Willis Gallery
Art gallery; Detroit, Michigan...


1971–1977 Detroit MI Dealer/Gallery
Willson, George Crapo, 1871-1938
George Crapo Willson was an art collector, businessman and manufacturer...


1871–1938 Flint MI Collector
Wilson, Henry S.
Henry Suydam Wilson was a businessman (New York and Chicago...


1840-1908 New York NY Collector
Wilstach, Anna H.
Mrs. W.P. Wilstach was an art collector, business woman, and...


ca. 1822–1892 Philadelphia PA Collector
Wilstach, W. P. (William P.)
William P. Wilstach made his fortune in the saddlery hardware...


1816–1870 Philadelphia PA Collector
Winans, Thomas de Kay, 1820-1878
Art collector, locomotive engineer and one of the partners of...


1820–1878 Baltimore MD Collector Patron
Winston, Harry Lewis
Collector and Lawyer, who supported the collecting interests of his...


d.1966 Birmingham MI Collector
Winston, Lydia, 1897-1989
An art collector and patron who assembled a major collection...


1897–1989 Birmingham MI Collector
Winthrop, Clara Bowdoin
Clara Bowdoin Winthtrop was an art collector, philanthropist, and relative...


1876–1969 Boston MA Collector
Winthrop, Grenville Lindall, 1864-1943
Grenville Lindall Winthrop (1864–1943) was an art collector, lawyer...


1864–1943 Lenox MA Collector
Wise, Howard
Art gallery; New York City and Cleveland, Ohio. Wise opened...


1903–1989 New York NY Collector Dealer/Gallery
Wise, John
John C. Wise was a textile dealer and collector who...


1902–1981 New York NY Collector
Wise, Nora
John and Nora Wise were art dealers who collected Ancient...


New York NY Collector Dealer/Gallery
Witkin Gallery
In 1969, Lee Witkin opened a gallery dedicated to fine...


1969-1999 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Wm. D. Morley, Inc.
William D. Morley,Inc. was an auctioneer and appraisal company...


Philadelphia PA Auction House
Wolfe, Catharine Lorillard, 1828-1887
Miss Catharine Lorillard Wolfe was the first woman to make...


1828–1887 New York NY Collector
Wolfe, John David, 1792-1872
John David Wolfe was a president of the American Museum...


1792–1872 New York NY Collector
Wolfe, John, 1821-1894
John Wolfe was a businessman and art collector. Wolfe was...


1821–1894 New York NY Collector
Wolff Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Operated by Jamie Wolff...


1984–1991 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Wolff, Christian H
Christian H Wolff was an art collector and businessman.

Wolff's...



1815–1887 Philadelphia PA Collector
Womanspace Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Art gallery; Los Angeles, Calif. Founded 1972 as cooperative gallery...


1972–1974 Los Angeles CA Dealer/Gallery
Wood, Anna Cogswell
Anna Cogswell Wood was an art collector and author who...


1850–1940 Norfolk VA Collector
Wood, Thomas Waterman, 1823-1903
American artist known for The Contraband, Recruit and Veteran, at...


1823–1903 New York NY Artist Dealer/Gallery
Woodhouse, Samuel Washington, 1875-
Samuel Washington Woodhouse, Jr., was an art collector, Acting Director...


1875–1943 Philadelphia PA Collector
Woodner, Ian
Woodner was a collector, architect and real estate developer who...


1903–1990 New York NY Collector Artist
Woodson, Susan Cayton
Susan Cayton Woodson collected art from both the WPA and...


1918– Chicago IL Collector Dealer/Gallery
Woodward, James T
James T. Woodward was an art collector, banker (president of...


1838–1910 New York NY Collector
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963
Art critic and editor, Boston Post, Boston Herald, and Christian...


1890–1963 Boston MA Dealer/Gallery Scholar/Critic/Expert
Woodward, William, 1876-1953
William Woodward was a lawyer, banker and horseman. He was...


1876-1953 New York NY Collector
Workshop Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Art gallery; New York, N.Y...


1958–1959 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
World House Galleries
Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Est. 1953. Closed 1968.World...


ca. 1953–1986 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Frank Lloyd Wrige was an architect and both a collector...


1867–1959 Phoenix AZ Collector Dealer/Gallery
Wright, Harold J. L.
Harold James Lean Wright was an art historian, collector, dealer...


1885-1961 London Dealer/Gallery Scholar/Critic/Expert
Wright, James Osborne, d. 1920.
James Osborne Wright was a dealer and collector of rare...


1851–1920. Fairfield CT Collector
Wrightsman, Charles B.
Oil executive, art collector and philanthropist made many gifts to...


1896–1986 New York NY Collector
Wrightsman, Jayne
Collector and wife to Charles B Wrightsman...


New York NY Collector
Wunder, Richard P.
Richard P. Wunder collected Master Drawings, was an appraiser at...


1923–2002 La Jolla CA Scholar/Critic/Expert Collector
Wunderlich, Rudolf
Rudolf Gerold Wunderlich was an art dealer, co-owner and...


1920–2004 Laguna Woods CA Dealer/Gallery
Wurtzburger, Alan
Alan Wurtzburger was a real estate investor and art collector...


1900–1963 Baltimore MD Collector
Wurtzburger, Janet, 1908-1973
Janet Wurtzburger was married to the Baltimore real estate investor...


1908–1973 Baltimore MD Collector
Wurtzburger, Jon Alan
Jon Wurtzburger is an art collector, pilot, former stockbroker (retired...


1934– New York NY Collector
Wynkoop, Gerardus Hilles
Dr. Gerardus Hilles Wynkoop formed a collection of Modern paintings...


1843-1909 New York NY Collector