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Niel Lovisco papers, 1942-1989

Lovisco, Niel, 1900-1981

Dealer

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

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 in New York, and consists of printed material, gallery records, Art Interview records, and a subject file on William Meyerowitz and Theresa Bernstein.
Printed material includes clippings regarding Niel Lovisco. Gallery records contain correspondence, checklists, announcements, publicity releases, clippings, and a few snapshots (1946-1978) of material related to galleries owned and/or operated by Lovisco. The Art Inview records consist of a carbon copy of the organization's constitution. The subject file on William and Theresa Bernstein Meyerowitz contains exhibition checklists, clippings, publicity information, and a letter to Lovisco's wife Sophie from Theresa (1983).

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 in Rockport, Massachusetts (1946-1949), the Art Center Gallery in New York, New York (1950s), and the Lovisco Gallery, located in New York, New York (1957-1973), and later, Gloucester, Massachusetts (1973-1979).

Provenance

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