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Niel Lovisco papers, 1942-1989

Niel Lovisco papers, 1942-1989

Lovisco, Niel, 1900-1981



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft.

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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How to Cite This Collection

Niel Lovisco papers, 1942-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.