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Schnitzer, Arlene, 1929-

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role Dealer/Gallery Patron Collector
dates 1929-
city Portland
stateOR
other citiesSalem, OR;
gender n/a
historical notes Former art dealer and founder of Portland’s Fountain Gallery (1961) Arlene Schnitzer, née Director, is also an art patron and collector.

While the gallery was formed to showcase artists in the Pacific Northwest, Schnitzer and her husband, Harold Schnitzer (1923–2011), collected Chinese art from the Neolithic to the modern periods. The collection’s strengths are in ceramics from the Han (206 BCE–220 CE) and Tang (618–907) dynasties.

Their son, Jordan Schnitzer (1951–), is also an art collector.


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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Oral history interview with Arlene Schnitzer, 1985 June 7-9. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Videorecordings regarding Michele Russo, 1984 Jul.- Aug see details...

see also:
Schnitzer, Harold
Schnitzer, Jordan D.