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


1963-1973 New York City 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 City NY Collector Dealer/Gallery
Wakefield Gallery
Parsons was director of the Wakefield Bookshop Gallery, 1940–1944...


1940-1944 New York City 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 City NY Collector
Walker, Ione
Ione Gaul Walker was a painter, arts patron, collector and...


1915-1987 New York City 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 City 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 Louise Walton, Wal-Mart heiress and horse breeder, collects...


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


1907-2003 New York City 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 City NY Collector Patron
Warburg, Felix M. (Felix Moritz), 1871-1937
Felix Warburg was an art collector, banker, philanthropist, and Jewish...


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


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


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


1912-1984 New York City 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 City 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 City 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 City NY Collector
Warren, Katherine Urquhart
Art collector and a Trustee of the Museum of Modern...


1897-1976 New York City 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 City 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 City NY Collector
Webb, William Henry, 1816-1899
Webb was an art collector, businessman and shipbuilder.

Webb's collection...



1816-1899 New York City NY Collector
Weber, John, 1932-2008
John Weber was a New York City Art dealer. He...


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 City NY Dealer/Gallery Scholar/Critic/Expert
Wein, George
Jazz promoter and producer, George Wein, and his wife Jane...


1925- New York City 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 City 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 “Jim” E. Wenneker is an art collector, businessman (Wenneker...


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


1895-1981 New York City 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 City NY Dealer/Gallery
Westwater, Angela 1942-
Art dealer; New York, N.Y., b. 1942...


1942- New York City 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 City NY Dealer/Gallery Collector
Whitaker, William Asbury, 1883-1960
William A. Whitaker was a chemist, business executive, and collector...


1883-1960 New York City 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 City NY Collector Dealer/Gallery
Whitehouse, Mary Crocker Alexander
One of the first women elected to the board of...


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


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


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


1939-2005 New York City 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 City NY Collector Patron Artist
Whitney, Harry Payne, 1872-1930
Harry Payne Whitney was a sprotsman, philanthropist, collector and businessman...


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


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


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


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


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


1876-1927 New York City NY Collector
Whittemore, Harris, 1864-1927
Arthur Harris Whittemore was an art collector and businessman. His...


1864-1927 Naugatuck CT Collector
Whittemore, John Howard, 1837-1910
John Howard Whittemore was an art collector, philanthropist, and businessman...


1837-1910 Naugatuck CT Collector
Whittier, Albert Rufus
Albert Rufus Whittier was a real-estate broker (C. W...


1872-1945 Hyde Park MA
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 City 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 City NY Collector
Wildenstein and Company (New York, N.Y.)
Nathan Wildenstein founded Wildenstein & Cie in 1875, and specialized in...


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


1940-2008 New York City 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 City 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 City 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 New York NY Dealer/Gallery
Willard, Marian, 1904-
Art dealer; New York, N.Y. Operated the Willard Gallery.

Married...



1904- New York City 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 City 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 City 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 (also known as Mildred...


1873-1939 New York City 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 City 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 City NY Collector Dealer/Gallery
Wise, John
John C. Wise was a textile dealer and collector who...


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


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


1969-1999 New York City 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 City NY Collector
Wolfe, John David, 1792-1872
John David Wolfe was a president of the American Museum...


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


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


1984-1991 New York City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City NY Collector
Workshop Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Art gallery; New York, N.Y...


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


ca. 1953-1986 New York City 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 City NY Collector
Wrightsman, Jayne
Collector and wife to Charles B Wrightsman...


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


1843-1909 New York City NY Collector