Since 2015 I have collected names of women dealers (mostly in America), with a general view on the 1900–1950 period and a focus on the 1930s. I would love to hear from you if you have information on the names highlighted and/or if you are undertaking your own research on this dealer and their gallery/ activities. From January 2022 I will begin to add women dealers from other countries.

Notes: 

 

1. Most of these dealers, but not all, operated galleries or initiatives under their own name. Some were assistants in a gallery, or freelance "curators". 

 

2. In this list, for brevity, I have omitted gallery names. 

 

3. The below list concentrates on the period 1900–1950 and does not reflect the complete list I am working on.

 

4. The word "dealer" is an umbrella term; early dealers were often called gallerists, managers, and later, curators. 

 

5. 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 Cassatt, a proto-dealer or agent). I have also included the names of women who founded Societies or Associations (Wheeler) or Expositions (Duane Gillespie), wherein art was sold, even if these societies looked and operated differently to our present-day concept of a dealer-gallery system.

 

If you believe more names should be added to this list, please navigate to the contact page to get in touch. 

Country designates where the dealer predominantly (or latterly) operated; not their nationality. Many Europeans emigrated to the US between 1900 and 1950; and some dealers, like the American Peggy Guggenheim, established galleries (however short lived) in France, UK, and US. 

Black = American

Blue = French

Red = German

Green= UK

Pink = Netherlands

Annot [Jacobi]

Asher, Betty M. 

Bachert, Hildegard

Bacon, Virginia P.

Baron, Ella

Baum, Jan

Bondi-Jari, Lea

Boone, Mary

Borgenicht, Grace

Boughton, Alice

Brausen, Erica

Braunstein, Ruth

Bremer, Anja

Brown, Margaret

Browse, Lillian

Bryant, Harriet C. 

Cane, Florence

Caspari, Anna

Cassatt, Mary

Coleman, Alannah

Coleman Manshel, Anita

Cooper, Paula

Courvoisier, Moira (Wallace)

Copley, Claire

Creelman, Alice

Curttis-Gould, Leah

Davidge, Clara (Potter)

Dintenfass, Terry

Dreier, Katherine S.

Dunbar-Kilburn, Cecilia

Dwan, Virginia

Epstein, Evan

Esman, Rosa

Ey, Johanna

Kallir, Jane
Kane, Constance
Karlis, Tirca
Kasle, Gertrude
Kellen, Estella

Kornblee, Jill
Kraushaar, Antoinette
Kroll Goldsmith, Berthe "Bea"
Kuh, Katharine
Lefranc, Margaret
Leavin, Margo
Lessore, Helen
Little, Elspeth
Lowengrund, Margaret

Lust, Elenore
Lawrence, Genevieve
Lazuk, Vera

Mairet, Ethel
Mansion, Gracie
Meyer, Agnes E. 
Nalecz, Halima
Nicholson, Grace
Norton, Peter
Nosei, Annina
Oppenheimer, Rosa

Faure, Patricia

Felsen, Rosamund

Fleischman, Martha

Force, Juliana

Fischback, Marilyn (Cole)

Fried, Rose

Garman, Kathleen

Gechtoff, Ethel

Gee, Helen

Gibbons, Sallie (J.) (or Sadie)

Gillespie, Elizabeth (Duane)

Goodman, Marian

Grosman, Tatyana

Gruskin, Mary J. 

Guggenheim, Peggy

Hackett, Helen (Sr.)

Hackett, Helen (Jr.)

Halpert, Edith (Gregor)

Hallowell, Sara(h) T(yson)

Harriman, Marie

Harvey, Emily

Hearn, Pat

Heap, Jane

Hooks, Geri

Horne, Alice Merrill

Horne, Grace

Hutton, Dorothy

Jackson, Martha (Kellog)

Juda, Annely

Judd Ryan, Beatrice

Paris Dorothy
Parsons, Betty
Passendoit, Georgette
Pearl, Marilyn
Peterson, Joan
Poindexter, Elinor
von Porada
Käthe
Quinn Sullivan, Mary
von Rebay, Hilla  
Reed, Alma
Rigelhaupt, Eleanor
Roberts, Colette
Robinson, Increase
Rockwell, Betty

Roosevelt, Jean. S. 
Rose, Murial
Ross, Ann
Ross, Linda
Rouiller, Alice
Saidenberg, Eleanore B.

Schaefer, Bertha
Schaeffer, Kate

Scheyer, Galka
​Seachrest, Effie
Selick, Arlene
​Serger, Helen
Shaw, Lois
Silverman, Iris
Solomon, Holly

Sonnabend, Ilena
Sonnabend, Joan
Sothmann, Magdalene

Speyer, Darthea
Sterner, Marie (Norton)
Story, Ala
Sujo, Clara Diament
Sundell, Nina (Castelli)
Talalay, Marjorie
Taylor, Mildred D.
Teschner, Ruth
Turnbull, Peggy

Varga, Margit
Viviano, Catherine
Vogel, Ilse-Margret
Walker, Ione (Gaul)

Walinska, Anna
Ward, Eleanor
Washburn, Joan
Weill, Berthe
Wertheim, Lucy Carrington
Wheeler, Candace
Whitney, Gertrude (Vanderbilt)
Willard, Marian
Williams, Mary
Williams, Abigail
Winer, Helene
Zabriskie, Virginia
Zak, Hedvige