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Edith Halpert

Edith Halpert: the Downtown Gallery and the rise of American art by Rebecca Shaykin

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Edith Halpert in 1955 with Georgia O'Keeffe's In the Patio IX, one of the prizes of her personal collection. Courtesy of the Jewish Museum.


Published on the occasion of the Jewish Museum exhibition charting Halpert's career as a dealer and her personal collection, Shaykin's book on Halpert is an accessible guide with beautiful illustrations of artwork by William Michael Harnett, Jacob Lawrence and Arthur Dove (to name but a few). For those interested in Halpert I recommend Lindsay Pollock's wonderful Edith Halpert: The Girl With The Gallery (2006) and the Archives of American Art where Halpert's gallery records are kept.

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