Niel Lovisco papers, 1942-1989

Lovisco, Niel, b. 1900 d. 1981
Dealer
Active in Gloucester, Mass.; Rockport, Mass.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Papers relating to art galleries owned or directed by Niel Lovisco, including the Lovisco Gallery, the Bearskin Neck Gallery, and the Art Center Gallery in New York, including scattered records, correspondence, checklists, announcements, publicity releases and clippings, and a few snapshots, 1946-1978; a file on William and Theresa Bernstein Meyerowitz containing exhibition checklists, clippings, publicity information, 1942-1989, and a letter to Lovisco's wife Sophie from Theresa, 1983; clippings about Lovisco, 1981, 1987; and a carbon copy of the constitution of the organization Art Inview, undated.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art dealer; Rockport and Gloucester, Mass. In the 1920s, Lovisco ran "The Catacombs," a combination art gallery-tea room in New York City's Greenwich Village. He later operated the Bearskin Neck Art Gallery, Rockport, Mass. (1946-1949), Art Center Gallery, New York, N.Y. (1950s), and the Lovisco Gallery, New York, N.Y. (1957-1973) and Gloucester, Mass. (1973-1979).

Donated 1989 by Sophie Lovisco, widow of Niel Lovisco.

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