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Poindexter, Elinor

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role Dealer/Gallery Collector
dates 1906-1994
city New York City
other citiesHelena, Montana; Paris, France; Easton, CT; Montreal, Canada; Staten Island, NY;
gender F
historical notes Art collector and dealer, NY, NY.

"Before she became a dealer, Mrs. Poindexter collected the works of both abstract and figurative painters with her husband, George, a commodities broker. He died in 1975.

She founded the Poindexter Gallery in 1955 and showed the works of New York and California artists like Richard Diebenkorn, Al Held, Jules Olitski, Nell Blaine and Robert De Niro. The gallery closed in 1978.

Mrs. Poindexter, originally Elinor Fuller, was born in Montreal, but grew up on Staten Island. She was graduated from Finch College in Manhattan.
Earlier this year, she donated 36 acres in Easton to the Aspetuck Land Trust, the largest such gift ever to the Fairfield County Land Conservancy."

The above quotationn was taken directly from Elinor's Obituary, "Elinor Poindexter, An Art Dealer, 88" New York Times, 10 November, 1994 28 May 2008.
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Oral history interview with Elinor F. Poindexter, 1970 Sept. 9. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
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Artist file: Poindexter, Elinor; miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
University of Texas, Austin
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Daisy Aldan Papers, 1946-1966 see details...

see also:
Poindexter Gallery
Poindexter, George, 1900-1975