Fill in the form with your search criteria and click "find records". Click on each field below for more information.
Role refers to subject's role in the art market, chiefly "dealer," "gallery," "artist," "patron," and "collector." (Ctrl + click to select more than one.)
Name refers to either a personal or corporate name, and can be searched by any combination of first and last name, or by any word within the name of a firm or organization. A truncated version of a name will return the broadest set of results. For example, "wild" will yield Wildenstein and "ken" will return both Kennedy Galleries and Mitchell Kennerley.
City refers to the location where the subject's activity occurred and can be searched by all or part of the city name. For example, “bos” will return records for dealers and collectors who were active in Boston.
State names are abbreviated (e.g. “NY”).
Country names are not abbreviated (n.b. This search will only find countries outside of the United States. "United Kingdom" is used instead of England or Great Britain). Searching by location is facilitated more efficiently using the Map Search feature.
The Historical Notes field searches the biographical and historical information within a subject's record, often taken directly from a collection's finding aid.
The Keywords field includes subject names, associations, and cities-- but not repository information unless it appears in the record description itself.
Decade(s) refers to the decades that a dealer, gallery, collector, auction house, etc. were active in their respective roles in the art world. For example, Louisine Waldron Elder Havemeyer's life dates are 1855-1929, but she did not begin collecting art until the 1870s while traveling through Europe. She continued to collect until the decade of her death. Therefore, her activity decades in the Directory are listed as 1870-1880, 1880-1890, 1890-1900, 1900-1910, 1910-1920, and 1920-1930.
Individuals are divided by Sex. Associations, galleries, and auction houses are listed as "N/A".
Repository Name refers to the institution where archives are physically located. Both Repository Name and Repository City may be searched by either the full name or part of the name.
Archive Notes includes information from the "scope and content" notes in the catalog records of the archive.