Since 2015 I have collected names of women dealers in America, with a focus on the 1900–1950 period. I would love to hear from you if you have information on the names listed in bold, and/or if you are undertaking your own research on this dealer and their gallery/ activities. Most of these dealers, but not all, operated galleries or initiatives under their own name (an example of an exception is Anna Walinska). In this list, for brevity, I have omitted the gallery name. The word "dealer" is an umbrella term; early dealers were often called gallerists, managers, and later, curators. For the purposes of this project, anybody who organized an exhibition—or ran an enterprise—where art was sold is considered a dealer (in the case of Mary Cassat, a proto-dealer). If you believe more names should be added to this list, please navigate to the contact page to get in touch. 

Annot [Jacobi]

Asher, Betty M. 

Boone, Mary

Borgenicht, Grace

Bryant, Harriet C. 

Cassat, Mary

Coleman Manshel, Anita

Cooper, Paula

Curtis-Gould, Leah

Dintenfass, Terry

Dreier, Katherine S. 

Dwan, Virginia

Kasle, Gertrude

Kornblee, Jill

Kraushaar, Antoinette

Kroll Smith, Berthe "Bea"

Kuh, Katharine

Le Franc, Margaret

Leavin, Margo

Lust, Elenore

Luzak, Vera

Mansion, Gracie

Meyer, Agnes E. 

Nicholson, Grace

Nosei, Annina

Faure, Patricia

Force, Juliana

Fischback, Marian (Cole)

Fried, Rose

Gechtoff, Ethel

Gladstone, Barbara

Goodman, Marian

Grosman, Tatyana

Guggenheim, Peggy

Halpert, Edith (Gregor)

Harriman, Marie (Norton)

Harvey, Emily

Hearn, Pat

Jackson, Martha (Kellog)

Judd Ryan, Beatrice

Parsons, Betty

Pearl, Marilyn

Pesner, Carole

Peterson Joan

Poindexter, Elinor

Quinn Sullivan, Mary 

Reirling, Janelle

Roberts, Colette

Roosevelt, Jean. S. 

Schaefer, Bertha

Scheyer, Galka

Solomon, Holly

Sonnabend, Ilena

Sonnabend, Joan

Speyer, Darthea

Sterner, Marie (Norton)

Sundell, Mina (Castelli)

Talalay, Marjorie

Teschner, Ruth


Varga, Margit

Viviano, Catherine

Walinska, Anna

Ward, Eleanor

Washburn, Joan

Whitney, Gertrude (Vanderbilt)

Williams, Mary

Williams, Abigail

Winer, Helene

Zabriskie, Virginia