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Schab, William H

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role Dealer/Gallery
dates 1887-1975
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesVienna, Austria; Lucerne, Switzerland; London, United Kingdom;
gender M
historical notes Viennese born William (Wilhelm) Henry Schab was a New York City art dealer and bookseller specializing in rare books, illuminated manuscripts, Old master prints, and drawings. Schab opened the William H. Schab Gallery in 1939 after fleeing Vienna, Austria, and emigrating to the United States.

Schab gave over one-hundred-and-twenty five works of art to the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City.

Schab was married to Ada Loewy in Vienna in 1918; they had two children: Frances (1920-2018) and Frederick (1924-2020).

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1930-1940
1940-1950
1950-1960
1960-1970
1970-1980
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see also:
William H. Schab Gallery
Schab, Frederick G