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Niel Lovisco papers, 1942-1989

Lovisco, Niel, 1900-1981

Dealer

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft.

Summary: The papers of art dealer and gallerist Niel Lovisco measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1989. The collection contains material relating to art galleries owned or directed by Niel Lovisco, including the Lovisco Gallery, the Bearskin Neck Gallery, and the Art Center Gallery, and consists of printed material, gallery records, Art Inview records, and a subject file on William Meyerowitz and Theresa Bernstein.

Biographical/Historical Note

Niel Lovisco (1900-1981) was an art dealer and gallerist active in Rockport and Gloucester, Massachusetts and New York, New York. 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).

Provenance

The Niel Lovisco papers were donated in 1989 by Sophie Lovisco, widow of Niel Lovisco.